Just as the oceans ebb and flow up and down the beach with the changing tides, popular trends in the landscaping industry rotate and evolve with time. Here are the most popular Dallas landscaping trends of 2017:
Especially in the design and construction of outdoor living spaces, natural materials like stone are making a huge comeback. In retaining walls, outdoor fireplaces, and outdoor kitchens, the natural stone offers an aged, sturdy appearance that will stand the test of time. By incorporating natural, eco-friendly (and sometimes recycled) materials into these landscape design elements and straying away from man-made materials, landscapers and homeowners can cut back on waste and often save money.
Planting for Purposeful Pollination
Did you know the Earth’s population of honeybees is dropping? Albert Einstein once said, “Mankind will not survive the honeybees’ disappearance for more than five years.” Homeowners are now looking to create pollinator-friendly gardens. With reduced pesticide use and more nectar-producing plants, you can attract more honey bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds and transform your landscape into a natural and environmentally friendly paradise.
“Locally sourced” is no longer just a term for farmer’s markets and your town’s hottest new restaurant. With the inclusion of native, local plants and trees and locally sourced rocks and stone, you can create a landscape tailored to survival in your local ecosystem. Sourcing stone and other materials from nearby also cuts back on the carbon footprint of a landscape design project.
It is no wonder edible gardens are one of the top 2017 Dallas landscape design trends-what could be better than unlimited access to fresh fruits and vegetables? With an edible garden, you can grill up kabobs with home-grown tomatoes and bell peppers, or toss together a fruit salad with fresh berries, all with the satisfying knowledge that you raised the harvest yourself.
With all of the added benefits these trends bring to your landscape, it is no wonder that these are four of 2017’s most popular Dallas landscaping trends. To learn more about how these inspirations and ideas can be incorporated into your Dallas landscape design, contact Keane Landscaping today.