Considering some new landscape design in the New Year?  You’re not alone!  This is a great time of year to start planning what you want to do in your outdoor space this year so you can enjoy it when the warm days of spring and summer arrive.  Like all things, landscaping has trends and this year there are some fun ideas you may want to incorporate into your plans.

Landscaping Trends 2021

 

Native Planting

This trend is a carry-over from 2020 and is something that is only going to become more popular. The trend is to incorporate more plants that are native to your region. Rather than bringing in plant life that may struggle or may overtake other plants, choosing native plants will ensure a balance. The great thing about living in Texas is that many native plants are beautiful and can add color, texture, and shade to your outdoor area.  Working with a landscape architect that knows native plants can help you create a gorgeous outdoor area that will thrive.

Outdoor Living Areas
COVID-19 has changed the way we live.  Many people found during periods of “lockdown” that spending time outdoors really helped give them a sense of normalcy.  As such, trends with creating spaces for outdoor living such as patios, fire pits, seating areas, and poolside landscaping have been very popular.  Outdoor living areas are a great way to extend your living space during the time of a pandemic but can be enjoyed for as long as you own your home.

Incorporating Fruits and Vegetables

Growing food in your own garden has been done forever.  In 2020 there was a resurgence of people who wanted to grow their own food, which may have been in part due to more time spent at home.  As such, people are finding unique ways to incorporate food plants.  Adding these plants to raised beds or vertical structures has become very popular.  Many homeowners are surprised to find how beautiful fruiting plants can be and how easy they are to grow and enjoy.

Incorporating Smart Technology in Landscape Design

As technology improves year after year, it is finding its way into all industries, including landscaping.  You can now install irrigation systems that you can control from your smartphone that allow you to ensure you have a well-watered outdoor space even when you are away from home. Many consumers find that incorporating smart technology allows them to be even more successful with maintaining their outdoor space when they have this level of automation and control.

Archer Services Can Help You Incorporate New Trends into Your Landscape

Want to incorporate these or other trends into your outdoor space?  Archer Services would love to help!  We enjoy staying tuned in to what is popular and also what compliments architecture types and the lifestyles of our clients.  Contact us today at 281-801-4640 so we can make your visions for a trendy outdoor space a reality!