The Top Landscaping Trends for 2018 – How Homescape Now Makes Them Possible
Let’s take a look at the most exciting, trending features in modern landscaping for 2018. If you are someone who likes to keep on top of trends and needs some help doing so – this is the article for you.
We are going to highlight the biggest trends of 2018 and talk about how Homescape Now can help you achieve everything on the list.
Experimental Landscape Design
Landscaping your yard is usually a huge mix of aesthetics and function. You carefully think and plan out different features that you would like to incorporate into the design, and it all ends up coming together to make a beautiful space.
The first item on the list for trending features in 2018, is having a more experimental landscape design. This simply refers to having a lot more eye-catching plants, design elements, and aesthetically-pleasing lawn, in order to wow guests from the moment they see it.
This can also mean different things for different types of landscaping. For homes, a lot of the time there is a desire for a cooking area, garden, a place to relax, etc. These are created with a lot of landscape lighting, music and audio systems, and covered areas like pavilions.
For office landscaping, you may see paths for walking or exercising, flower gardens, picnic tables, and other features meant for the enjoyment of anyone working in the nearby building. Often times for this experience a more uniform design, brightly colored plants, and a short lawn are desired.
Homescape Now offers many services that can assist if this is what you are looking for in your home or office’s landscaping. They obviously offer professional guidance and assistance for landscape work, as well as landscape lighting, stonework, and water features. If you need it to be done, we have a service that can help!
The next trend on our list is known as climate-cognizant landscaping. This refers to having landscape enhancements that can handle any unpredictable weather patterns that may come your way. Whether it’s heavy storms, extreme heat or cold, or other natural happenings – these features will allow everything in your yard to stay intact and looking good.
Over the years this has become a much more common trend. It’s much more convenient to plan for foul weather before it happens than having to deal with it after it is all said and done.
Some examples of ways to make your landscaping a little more flexible are outdoor heaters for your patio when it gets cold, or outdoor structures that offer retractable canopies for shelter when experiencing rain, wind or snow. Another good example is having more structurally sound objects in your landscaping, and better materials as far as mulch, plants, and tools are concerned.
Homescape Now offers incredible guidance when it comes to the area you live and the landscaping you want to do. If climate-cognizant landscaping is important to you, we can make sure you have the appropriate materials, tools, and plants to make it possible.
Plants with Vibrant Colors and Patterns
Vibrant and patterned plants are another trend that we will be seeing a lot of in 2018. Ultra Violent was chosen by Pantone as the color of the year, so we will most likely see that popping up in gardens and landscapes frequently as well.
The more unique, the better. Plants with vastly different color schemes that are bright and pop in your yard will be all the rage. More diverse plants with different patterns will most likely be featured quite a bit as well.
Specifically, we should be seeing a lot of violets, irises, verbana, and other colorful, patterned choices.
Our landscape designers at Homescape Now will be able to go to your home, and listen to exactly what you want and need in your yard. Once evaluating what they are working with, they can assist you with coming up with the most appropriate plant choices for the yard you have.
One feature that does get mentioned a lot, and is something Homescape Now is very passionate about is lighting your landscape well.
This means that any water features and pathways will be well lit for safety when you have guests over. It can set a great tone for different parties you may have outside. Also on top of that – you will be able to see any intruders or potential burglars before they happen for a better sense of security.
Lighting up your landscaping is also a fantastic way to show off all the hard work you put into it. Why should people only see it during the day?
This is definitely a trend that has been growing over the past few years, and we cannot recommend it enough! Homescape Now does offer assistance and professional guidance with choosing the best lights for your yard and installation as well.
Enhanced Equipment and Technology
Something else that is trending this year is the advancement of the equipment we use and the technology in landscaping.
This trend also includes attempting to be more eco-friendly with what they use in their landscaping. The tools that you use like leaf blowers, lawn mowers, and small gardening tools are much simpler and quieter – and being battery powered, they mostly feature low or no emissions.
On top of that, there will most likely be a large increase in using things like mobile apps, drones, and landscaping software this year as well.
Homescape Now keeps up to date as far as technology and trends are concerned, so this is another aspect we can assist with!
If you do find that you need assistance with making any of these trends a reality, Homescape Now is the best choice for your backyard. Please feel free to contact us so we can get you started today!