- On August 17, 2017
The newest trends in landscape design for 2018 are worth a closer inspection. Whether you’re considering investing in a serious change or a simply a small revamp that’ll give you a big payoff, there are many interesting ideas.
Landscaping that is manageable
Many of the latest landscape design trends focus on finding new ways to make landscaping more manageable. Families are busier than they’ve ever been and they don’t have the time to commit to working in their yards. Low-maintenance design options include:
- Drought-resistant plants.
- Ground covers, like jasmine, which prevent weeds.
- Container gardens that provide variety and versatility.
Homeowners are becoming more concerned with conserving water – especially in dry climates like that of Phoenix. Some of the most popular water-saving options – which can also save money! – include:
- Water conserving spray heads
- Targeted watering techniques
- Smart irrigation controllers
- Weather stations
Of course, one of the most popular trends for conserving water is xeriscaping. This type of landscape design, which greatly reduces the need for irrigation, is perfect for desert areas and cities that are restricting water usage. For example, waterless foundations and waterfalls that recirculate water.
Hiring a landscape design company
In the past, many homeowners chose to handle their landscaping renovations on their own. These days, about 60% of homeowners hire a landscape design company. This trend is in full force because homeowners understand that companies can help with everything from planting to lighting design to hardscaping.
Fire pits are more popular than ever
According to a recent survey, three out of four major landscape design projects in 2016 will include a fire pit. Why? Because they’re beautiful, they allow families to sit outside together on cooler nights, and they provide a unique spot to entertain. They’re also relatively inexpensive to install and require little to no maintenance.
A return to native products
Just like any industry, the landscaping sector has trends and some of them come and go. This year we’re seeing a significant shift to sticking to native products over nationally-chosen products. For example, a home built in the 1800s might have paver stones from both the era and the area. A stucco home built in Phoenix in the 1970s would look great with stucco paver stones.
Edible gardens are booming
People who cook – even casually – are really promoting edible gardens where they can grow fresh herbs and produce. This is an extension of the culinary trend of farm-to-table eating in which people want to eat foods as fresh as they possibly can. Homegrown herbs and produce help people stay healthy and keep track of the origins of their food.
Are you ready for expert landscape design services? Consult with Mesquite Landscaping today and get the answers you need to every landscaping question you have. We have more than 20+ years combined experience in Landscape Design & Construction and we are confident that we can meet and exceed your every need. Contact us today!