May 25, 2020

Landscaping Trends for Summer 2020

Summer is fast approaching. It’s time to head outdoors and prepare your garden for summer’s bountiful blooms and appealing produce.

In the past few years, we’ve seen homeowners looking for new ways to “smarten up” their landscaping with eco-friendly features. Today, sustainability is more of a lifestyle goal rather than an esoteric idea.

If you’re looking for ways to improve your landscaping, here are some of this year’s trends that might work for you.

Outdoor Living Spaces

Outdoor kitchens appear to be the next best thing this 2020. Apart from being an extension of your house, it can also be a place where the whole family can bond and have fun during the summer months.

Aside from its functionality, outdoor kitchens can also bring a touch of luxury to your property. Years back, outdoor kitchens meant just having a good grill. But now, homeowners are looking into integrating a full-functioning kitchen outside of their homes to include sinks, countertops, storage, and more.

Hardscape Patterns

Homeowners are going beyond the shape, size, and location of their walkways and patios in 2020. They are looking into intricate designs, detailing, and patterns on their pavements. Bricks or permeable pavers laid in basket-weave, herringbone, or lattice patterns -- as well as other complicated patterns -- are now warming up and softening the hardscaping of outdoor living spaces.

Vertical Gardening

Vertical gardening is a great solution for those who are living in high rise apartments or homes with very minimal outdoor space. Growing your own food does not only save you money but also keeps you confident that your food is fresh.
More homeowners are using creative approaches like wall-mounted containers and trellising to soften walls with vining plants to grow their veggies and herbs near the kitchen.

Companion Planting

Companion planting has been a huge hit with gardeners for many years. It’s known to have several benefits including increasing soil nutrients and healthier plants, preventing weeds, reducing pests, and attracting pollinators.

It looks like this trend continues in 2020. Companion planting provides organic and natural solutions to your garden problems.

Pollinator Gardens

Pollinator plant populations are decreasing, and pollinators are left with no choice but to travel greater distances in order to find plants they need to complete their life cycles.

To help them out, homeowners are adding flowers that attract helpful pollinators like milkweed, known to be the only host plant for the monarch butterfly larvae. Additionally, Joe Pye weed, coneflower, and bee balm are nectar rich flowers which are great for attracting for adult monarchs, birds, bees, and countless other beneficial pollinators.

Sustainable, Multi-Use, Eco-Friendly Solutions

According to Atlanta landscape design company, Oasis Landscaping, Sustainable landscaping is more of a necessity these days than a trend. More homeowners are realizing its benefits, which include saving money, supporting the local ecosystems, and reducing waste.

Smart Irrigation

High-tech irrigation systems are transforming the way homeowners use water in the landscape. No more sprinklers watering a yard during a rainstorm! Smart irrigation allows homeowners to save money and conserve water with just a touch of a button on their phones. Some systems have scheduling features which helps remind homeowners to water their yards right on time.

These are just some of the trends you can apply to your garden this 2020. Whether you’re a novice gardener or a seasoned one, these will definitely help you breathe new life to your garden and improve landscaping work.

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