With the New Year literally just around the corner, what better time than now to look at some of the potential landscaping trends we can expect to see in 2017.
1. Outdoor Living Spaces
Time spent in nature relieves stress and boosts people’s wellbeing. And with the busy lives many people lead nowadays, that’s something we can all benefit from. That’s why you can expect to see people investing more creating beautiful outdoor living spaces, like patios and outdoor kitchens.
2. Edible Gardens
More and more people are embracing the back to basics way of life and living simpler lifestyles. In 2017, we can expect to see edible gardens becoming even more popular as homeowners look to create outdoor spaces that are both visually appealing and provide healthy, natural produce they can eat.
Naturescaping is a landscaping concept that sees garden designs complementing nature and not working against it, as is the case a lot of the time. By utilising native species of plants, homeowners can create beautiful outdoor spaces that require little to no fertiliser or pesticides. They also serve as fantastic habitats for native birds, insects and butterflies.
4. Greener Gardens
With interest in the environment, quite rightly, growing, the use of eco-friendly materials that promote greener gardens will be something many homeowners will look to take advantage of in 2017.
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Hardscaping materials, such as natural stone, sun-dried tiles and wooden stepping stones will be popular choices for homeowners looking to create beautiful, natural garden walkways.
5. Tech-Centric Irrigation
Conserving water is a major consideration for people all over the world today, and one of the best ways to achieve it will be through technology. Irrigation systems that are far more intelligent than your average rain sensor will enable homeowners to effortlessly and efficiently save water.
Such technology can measure how much rain your garden/yard has experienced and calculate how much water it needs. This not only keeps your plants healthy, but can also help save the environment in the process.