2019 has come and is nearly at its close. Landscaping experts anticipated a year of metal sculptural elements, pink flora, pergolas, and integration with smart technology. Although no word is given on the continuation of this past year’s ornamental elements, some general practices repeat in 2020’s top 5 landscaping trends.
1. Low-Maintenance Gardens
Homeowners in 2020 will likely continue in their search for the most low-maintenance garden plan possible. A garden that stays beautiful with less work is a never-ending quest. Thankfully, lawn and garden experts have advice for this. In Maryland, shrubs, ornamental grasses, and groundcovers require the least worry.
2. Outdoor Living Spaces
Another trend that continues from 2019 is an emphasis on outdoor living spaces. While pergolas make a statement as fantastic dining or lounging areas, patios, decks, arbors, and secluded spaces also entice the eye. As people wish to bring the outdoors in, homeowners also want to bring the indoors out and enjoy the sun, fresh air, and nature.
3. Wild-Life Accommodations
As in the past few years, people are growing increasingly mindful of what might be healthy for the ecosystem around them. Planting native plants, for example, can feed animals and insects that depend on those plant species for food. A water feature like a fountain or birdbath can soothe your senses and help birds and animals alike to hydrate and cool down. Rather than creating a landscape according to personal tastes, people are more concerned with what might fit the environment better.
4. Smart Technology
Smart technology is everywhere. It is also growing into the garden, or rather, garden care. Robotic lawnmowers and automatic outdoor lighting and irrigation systems are not necessarily well-known now, but in 2020 will likely gain popularity.
5. Multi-Tasking Plants
In light of the joys of the outdoors and the desire for healthy gardening, choosing plants will have several factors. People will take into account not only the look and growing habits of the plants, but also its smell, edibility, and structural potential. Some may look to grow fruits and vegetables, while others will look for sculptural plants or ones for a vertical garden.
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