With the Spring season officially at our door, some homeowners are excitedly anticipating the days of spending time outdoors enjoying their yard and new landscape designs. For those of you who haven’t thought of making plans for a new landscape, it’s not too late to explore the possibilities! Read on to find out about some of 2018’s Spring trends in landscape design to help you get planned and prepared for a beautiful yard and the enjoyment of outdoors.
Sustainability has become a buzzword in households across America, with more families than ever beginning to consider ways that they can incorporate sustainable practices into their lives. Edible landscapes allow them to do just that, letting families replace a portion of that sprawling Texas lawn with beautiful and decorative edible plants. Keep in mind that edible landscapes require a good deal of upkeep, though. It may be a good idea to hire a landscaping company that can care for fruits, vegetables, and edible greens in addition to providing basic lawn care.
Permanent Outdoor Living Spaces
Well-integrated modern landscape designs offer more than just a little bit of shade and a lot of curb appeal, they offer families a permanent outdoor living space in which to entertain, relax, or simply enjoy the outdoors. Many homeowners are choosing to upgrade their landscapes to include fire pits, comfortable furniture, and even outdoor dining spaces. Anyone planning a party during the Spring equinox should absolutely consider upgrading their landscapes to accommodate guests more comfortably.
Creative Play Structures
Families with children, in particular, have been jumping on board with a recent trend toward incorporating experimental play structures into their landscape design. These allow children to learn and grow in a healthy, outdoor environment, encouraging them to get off their computers and out into the sun.
Xeriscaping, one advanced form of landscape design, uses native plants that require only a small amount of irrigation to create beautiful, more sustainable landscapes that fit better with the local climate and environment. When combined with smart irrigation systems, which measure moisture levels to deliver only as much water as plants require, low-water plants can both improve a landscape and help Texas homeowners save money on monthly water bills.
Many spring trends, like installing pollinator gardens and planting native plants, have a common goal: they encourage beneficial insects and wildlife to take up residence in the yard. Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other beneficial wildlife won’t just beautify the area, they’ll also help prevent garden pests and sustain a balanced backyard ecosystem.
Given how much work is required to design, build, and maintain a thoroughly modern landscape, it should come as no surprise that the number one trend for 2018 is the use of professional landscapers. Archer Services of Houston, offers comprehensive landscape design and various other lawn care services that allow Texas homeowners to appreciate all the benefits of a beautiful yard with none of the hassle. Connect with Archer Services for your landscaping consultation at tel:281-203-7615.