With warmer temperatures and sunnier skies, the great outdoors in your own backyard may be beckoning for a bit of an update. So whether you plan to update for outdoor entertaining or as a tranquil getaway check out these 5 exciting trends in landscape design to help plan your backyard oasis:
Landscape Design Idea No. 1:
Create a relaxing atmosphere with water features. Consider a strategically placed waterfall to help provide a soothing escape, reflecting pools to capture clouds rolling by or even a Koi Pond to add a touch of whimsy.
Landscape Design Idea No. 2:
Add bright pops of color to your garden with the addition of vibrant bright purple hyacinths, lavender verbena, sunny milkweed, hot pink azaleas and other similarly hued flowers. An added benefit is that these spectacular shades attract hummingbirds, pollinating bees and butterflies.
Landscape Design Idea No. 3: Native Plants
Consider including native plants and xeriscaping to help conserve resources and save money- especially during dry spells.
Landscape Design Idea No. 4:
Construct a gazebo or pergola to be used for multiple uses such as entertaining, relaxing, dining al fresco or for even toasting s’mores. Don’t forget to select durable outdoor furniture in fun colors to finish the look.
Landscape Design Idea No. 5:
After a long day at the office, retreat to the sanctuary of your own backyard by creating a Zen Garden. Shown to reduce stress and help with reflection, a garden employing Feng Shui techniques adds joy and harmony to any landscape design project.
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