Are you looking to spice things up in the backyard? Does the thought of giving your front lawn a little more curb appeal with a new landscape design sound exciting? It crosses the mind of many Texans each year, but the hardest part is where to start.
According to Homeguide, homeowners invest an average of $3,000-$15,950 for landscaping projects. This doesn’t consider the cost of maintenance (trimming hedges, pulling weeds, lawn care).
If you’re going to give your front and backyard a makeover, you may want to consider a landscaping style that’s more up-to-date. In the end, you’ll see that it’s worth the investment and adds complete value to your property. In this article, we’re talking about new landscape design trends to watch in 2020.
Sustainability in Today’s Landscape Design
With the Earth going through steady climate changes as the years pass by, more people are considering low maintenance landscapes. Having a yard that is more sustainable will help keep it stunning year-round and keeps maintenance at a low cost.
Instead of a big green turf, you can create large bed structures or use drought-tolerant plants, like Coneflower or Catmint. Cobblestone and mulch are also great ways to tie in sustainability while giving your outdoor space an aesthetic feel. Large bed structures also cover a lot of ground and look beautiful. Furthermore, sustainable features will keep your yard looking great even through the wettest winters and driest summers.
Why Sustainability Especially Works for SE Texas
In fact, what’s great about the Texas climate, especially in the Houston area, is the gift of consistent weather. We don’t see drastic climate changes from hot to freezing cold and snow in SE Texas. Therefore, sustainability is quite do-able for your unique landscape design plan.
Lighting will be another huge landscape design factor for yards in 2020. We’re not talking about harsh patio lights, however. Instead, we’re referencing subtle and soft lighting accents that will give your yard a tranquil and welcoming feel. If you strew string lights across your trees or pergola, it will significantly enhance any outdoor gathering under the stars.
Cleverly concealed lights under steps, behind landscape structures, and along paths create a unique look that’s sure to impress. Also, older style incandescent and warm LEDs will create an inviting tone and give your outdoor space a cozy feel.
Using Technology in Landscape Design
Who says home technology must be inside the home? Today’s modern landscaping designers utilize technology to create sleek and sophisticated outdoor living spaces. One of the biggest trends is the use of smartphone lighting systems. These apps can control brightness and color changes all from your phone.
Another exciting trend that homeowners continue to enjoy is outdoor landscape speakers. Due to their clever design, many of the speakers look similar to natural outdoor features, like rocks and outdoor pots. Professional designers can strategically place these weatherproof and camouflaged speakers next to large natural rocks, pot fixtures, and shrubbery. Overall, they innovatively provide your outdoor space with calming music for meditation or entertainment without bringing out bulky speakers.
In the past, homeowners would only choose to use their yard to entertain or to create a sustainable garden. Today, however, one of the hottest trends is to combine those two elements. Not only can homeowners continue to entertain, but also they can create an ornamental and edible garden. This way, they get the best of both worlds, while your landscape design exudes beauty and a plentiful harvest.
Some homeowners like to line their yard with edibles that create intriguing spaces. Then again, others prefer to plant edibles that resemble blossoming bushes such as arugula, lettuce, or baby greens. Not only will this add nutritional value for your family, but also it’ll provide color and beauty to your yard.
Landscaping Trends That Work for You
Although these landscaping ideas will be trending for most of 2020, they also remain a tried and true practice for many homeowners. Fortunately, transforming your front and backyard spaces for the goal of stunning curb appeal doesn’t have to be difficult. If you’re interested in trying some of these innovative ideas but need additional insight, contact us at Archer Services.