Freshening up your outside space is always a good idea. It turns your yard into a more interesting and attractive place to spend time. It can also add value to your home, if you are looking to sell and move on in the near future. If you are going to invest time and effort in upgrading the landscape in your yard, you need to do all that you can to make sure you get the results you are looking for.
One of the hardest things to do is get inspired to make the right changes. At the end of the day, your yard should be a reflection of your tastes, so you need to get creative. However, it helps to know the latest landscaping trends, so that you have a good foundation to build your ideas from.
Double edged design features
One of the biggest trends you are likely to see in landscaping projects for 2019 is designing features that have a dual purpose. For instance, you may build a large frame for vegetables to climb up which can also provide privacy for your seating area. You may also decide to create an effective landscape for shade-loving plants by buying a water feature or planting bushes or trees.
Metal, metal everywhere
Metal is not a new sight in US yards, but its popularity is set to continue over the coming year and beyond. Whether you invest in ornate iron railings for the edge of your deck or install a stainless-steel water feature in a modern landscape, metal is a good choice for yard décor. Make sure that you choose metal which is protected against the weather.
Making room outside
Making extra space outdoors is a good option if you are not able to extend your property, and you do not want to move home. Yards have always been a place where pergolas and other structures can be found. However, the trend is to make these rooms a lot more sophisticated. You can install sound and lighting systems as well as adding a place to prepare food. Doing so turns these spaces into excellent retreats, for you or older kids and their friends.
Making use of technology
Just as technology can make the interior of your home smart, so it can have the same effect on the exterior. You can use apps to remotely control lighting and sprinkler systems. You can also control heating and water condition in an outdoor pool remotely. Technology is likely to continue to be a major trend in landscaping for years to come, as devices such as robotic mowers become more popular.
Planting a pollinator garden
Pollinator gardens are increasingly popular, as people become more and more ecologically aware.
Creating a pollinator garden involves choosing plants that provide nectar and pollen which are vital to the survival of pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
You can use one or more of these trends to develop ideas for use when designing a landscape for your yard in 2019.