Making Changes To Your Outdoor Space? Consider These Three Landscaping Trends

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Making changes to your landscaping can transform an outdoor space. You can bring in new colors, textures, and design to make a barren space seem tropical or give a lush yard more of a desert feel. If you are tired of your current outdoor space or looking to change it up a little, you may be looking for ideas. Here are three 2016 landscaping trends that you may want to consider.

Colored Structures

Many outdoor structures, such as fences, pergolas, and decks, are left in their natural wood color or painted a neutral white, black or gray. But one of the trends that is popular in Europe right now and is expected to make its way here is making these structures colored. Navy blues and dark greens are extremely popular because they have an outdoor look and feel to them, but the sky is the limit as far as color goes. If you are bold you may want a bright red pergola, eggplant purple deck, or a buttercup yellow fence.

Edible Gardens

Another trend that is popular right now is planting edible plants. Instead of wasting water on shrubs and flowers that only have aesthetic value to them, more people are planting vegetables, fruits, and herbs in their garden. They are already taking the time to care for the plants and using valuable water on them, so they may as well get some return on their investment. Planting your own vegetable or herb garden also allows you to control what pesticides are used on your food. And if you live in an area with poor soil, consider planting your garden in containers. Container gardens allow you to control the soil and ensure it is perfect for your edible garden.

Permeable Paving

The last trend that is extremely popular is permeable paving. Permeable paving combines groundcover plants and grasses with hardscaped surfaces, such as concrete and brick pavers. You can have a small amount of grass or ground cover growing in gaps between your pavers, stones or concrete. This gives off your traditional hardscape surfaces a hint of green that is modern and stylish. It also breaks up monochrome surfaces, adding texture and color.

With the right landscaping, any outdoor space can be transformed into a completely new space. However, if you are not sure what you want to do with your space, getting ideas can give you a place to start. Looking at trends is a great place to begin if you are looking to make changes to your outdoor space but aren't sure what changes to make. For more information or ideas, consider contacting companies like Design Scapes of Manasota Inc

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2 July 2016

how to get the perfectly landscaped property you want

Landscaping can be a lot of fun, you can beautify your property and can actually increase the value of your home. Unfortunately, landscaping a lawn that has never been touched by a landscaper before can be difficult. You have to use the right kind of plants for the environment, know what to look for to address water control and what to do to make the design as easy to manage as possible. I have worked with my landscaper for several years to create a beautiful garden-like setting around my home. To find out what you need to know to accomplish the perfectly landscaped property you want read on.