As the seasons get warmer, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to design your landscape this year. You can find inspiration everywhere to help get your creative mind going. To get you started, here are some of the most popular landscaping design trends of 2019.
An Outdoor Fire Pit
Purchasing an outdoor fire pit would be a great addition to your backyard, especially if you want to stay outdoors for as long as possible without freezing to death. Cozy up to it on chilly nights or use it to cook some of your favourite roasted foods. S’mores by an open fire never sounded so good when it’s just a few steps away from your kitchen.
This is the year for everyone to connect with nature and there’s no better way to do it than installing a water feature that trickles gently nearby. Or maybe you want to feel as though you’re close to a giant waterfall and have a fountain installed in your outdoor space. There are plenty of cost-effective, low-maintenance options when it comes to water features, whether you want a simple design or something extravagant.
Separate Outdoor Living Spaces
Do you plan on using your outdoor space for more than one thing? Then consider creating separate spaces that can accommodate different situations. Have a deck with a dining table and chair beside the grilling station or create a lounging area by the garden, under a few shady trees. You can leave these areas in view of one another or separate them using plants, shrubs or a retaining wall.
Lots of Lights
In order for you to make the most out of your backyard space, you’ll need to install elements that allow you to enjoy it during the day and at night. Installing adequate outdoor lighting across your landscape will allow you to enjoy the outdoor space well into the evening. You can comfortably read a book as the sun sets or have a family gathering that doesn’t have to move indoors once night falls.
Nice Curb Appeal
While this isn’t anything new to the landscaping world, curb appeal has become very important to homeowners in 2019. Adding shrubs, planters, aggregates and having a well-groomed front lawn will make a great first impression to anyone walking by. This is also an essential move if you’re looking to sell your home.
Low Maintenance Landscapes
One of the biggest trends of the year is creating a large, usable outdoor space that doesn’t require much upkeep. This can be done by incorporating low maintenance plants that flourish without the need for much water or having a smaller grass area, reducing the need to mow it consistently.
At Ampac Paving and Concrete, our paving contractors specialize in helping residential and commercial clients improve their curb appeal tenfold. We provide customers with durable, high-quality landscaping services that include custom concrete, asphalt, and interlocking stone driveways. Be sure to give us a call for more information and to learn how you can get a free job quote.