3 Landscaping Trends You Should Know About

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3 Landscaping Trends You Should Know About

23 September 2015
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Like hats, colors, and hemlines, landscaping designs have seasons where trends go in and out. If you're curious about which trends you should try as you redecorate this year, here are 3 landscaping trends you should know about.

Fruits Out Front

The myriad colors that nature gives fruits, herbs, and vegetables are gorgeous -- so why not put them out on display? Instead of tucking your home garden into a small corner of your backyard, the latest trend is to present the fruits of your labor (literally) to the world, allowing their colors and scents to be a decoration all their own. Aside from the obvious benefits of a home garden -- sustainability, always having fresh produce on hand, etc. -- you'll have a lovely little patch to show off to your neighbors and friends.

To achieve this look, start with easy-to-grow foods like zucchini, tomatoes, and sage. Invest in good fertilizer and make sure to water your plants regularly.

Bring It Down Low

The 2000s saw a lot of meticulously kept lawns, where there was a specific place (and look, and shade, and angle) for everything in the heavily decorated front and back yards. With the arrival of the New 2010s, however, the low maintenance approach is in, with fewer baubles and water features and more simple, nicely kept yards. Not only does this approach appeal to more modernist sensibilities, it also allows for a trendy lawn without breaking your ever-shrinking budget during these hard financial times.

To achieve this look, ditch the 24 sets of wind chimes for a nice lawn mower and leave the decoration to a simple, yet elegant tree like the Weeping Cherry.

Everything old is cool again

If you want just a touch more decoration than a tree, a garden, or a manicured lawn, however, the current trend is not to pick up the fanciest new toy on the market, but to go vintage. Resist the urge for the motorized hammock, and instead try to find an old, claw-footed metal chair that you can attach a cushion or two to for a chair that's both trendy and fashionable. Other vintage accessories, such as bird cages or ornamental metal stands will complete the look, especially if decked out in the season's hottest colors -- bold, rich purples and sparkling metallics.

To achieve this look, try shopping around at different yard and estate sales. You'd be amazed at the amount of vintage lawn ornaments and furniture you find if you just take the time to look.

For professional landscaping services, contact a company such as Affordable Cuts

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hardscaping areas that won't grow grass easily

I live in an area that is very difficult to grow grass. If I was to water my lawn a couple of times each day, the grass may grow, but that would cost me a small fortune in water bills and waste a lot of water that could be used for more efficient purposes. Instead of fighting the grass to grow, I decided to embrace the dryness of the area and complete the landscape design using mostly hardscape materials. I used rocks of all sizes coupled with wood to create a yard that I love to spend time in and am very proud of. Find out how to use nothing more than hardscape materials to finish your property.