What’s popular in the landscaping industry varies from year to year and season to season, just like the fashion industry or the latest dining trend – think Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes and those rainbow bagels that blew up on Facebook this year.
With that being said, we want to keep the Dallas-Fort Worth area up to date on the latest trends in our industry. Here are the top 2018 landscaping trends.
1. Outdoor Dining and Outdoor Kitchens
Retreat into your backyard with an outdoor dining sanctuary. With an immersive, lush, ambient dining experience, you’ll have to start throwing your friends and family off the property because they will never want to leave after dinner.
Take your outdoor dining to the next level with an outdoor kitchen. This way you won’t need to carry your plates, glasses, and silverware as far after you’re done preparing a meal. Plus, cooking outside is always more fun.
2. Handcrafted, Hand-Built
While there’s nothing wrong with prefab, manufactured fixtures, everyone appreciates the time and effort necessary to build something from wood or stone by hand even more.
Our expert wood-craftsmen and stoneworkers can build beautiful arbors, pergolas, fences, patios, and more. Never be afraid to use your imagination when it comes to designing your landscape.
3. Gardening with Nature in Mind
Many homeowners want to create habitats for small creatures in their landscapes. By planting seed-producing and berry-bearing plants like oak trees, dogwoods, and smaller shrubs, you invite a wide variety of colorful birds, insects, and even turtles and frogs to share your outdoor spaces with you. The animals will appreciate it, and you’ll love spotting them in the yard.
4. Edible Gardens
Whether as a hobby or to save money on groceries, many are turning to edible gardening. It’s incredibly fun to keep up with a small garden, planting delicious fruits and vegetables such as zucchini, kale, green beans, and berries.
Imagine picking fresh food, cooking it in your outdoor kitchen, then enjoying the meal in your outdoor dining space. It doesn’t get more farm-to-table than that.
5. Increased Privacy
There are two main ways to landscape for privacy: installing fencing or planting lush foliage that works as a green “fence.” Landscapes with these designs raise property value, increase privacy and safety, and create a space that truly feels like yours.
6. More Effort in Winter Landscapes
Your landscape doesn’t need to look drab and sad during the winter because the weather is a little bit colder. There are many hardy plants that can bring color back into your yard for the winter months like late blooming flowers and evergreens.
Looking to update your landscape in 2018? Contact Keane Landscaping today.