I don’t have much of a yard and the patch of grass behind the house is nothing more than a puppy pad right now. This year, I’d love to make that space a bit more, well, anything really. The trouble is, I’m not a landscape designer or architect and have no idea what I want or what would work well in that space. While doing some research, I stumbled across an article from the fine folks at Neave Landscaping on hot landscaping trends for 2015. Below, I’ve summarized and shared some of my favorites. Enjoy!
Edible Gardens: According to the article, the latest trend is “blended gardens that incorporate edibles and ornamentals together,” which provide a “bountiful harvest of fruit, vegetable and herbs while providing intriguing, energized beds.” Consider tucking tomato plants in with roses or mix some asparagus or raspberry bushes into your cutting garden. Another hot item? Chili peppers.
The Soothing Sound of Water: From fountains to water walls to serene ponds, water features are a popular trend in 2015. The soothing sounds of water help mask distracting noises outside your home and a water feature will also attract birds and butterflies. Best of all? There is a water feature for every budget and landscape.
Outdoor Rooms and Kitchens: Make your outdoor space as comfortable and welcoming as your indoor rooms with new outdoor fabrics that are fade-resistant, waterproof and available in a variety of patterns or an outdoor kitchen with stone counters, mosquito-control misters, outdoor cooling stations, and shiny appliances. Install a cozy fireplace to your outdoor space to top things off!
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