Landscaping Trends for 2018


Landscaping in 2018

Landscaping is an important factor to make your house really pop. After all, it is the outside of your home that gives your guests their first impression. Here are some landscaping trends you should incorporate into your yard in 2018.

  1. Water-saving foliage

Sustainable landscaping has been on the scene for a while now, and it’s not going away anytime soon. In 2018, this trend will continue with xeriscaping, which is the use of low-water plants in your landscaping. It will also continue with the use of plants native to your region, which generally use less water, and through smart irrigation. Smart irrigation measures moisture levels in the soil to determine when it’s appropriate to water your plants.

  1. Statement gates

Statement pieces are a staple to making a room interesting in your home, so why not continue the trend outside? Your fence is the first thing that a guest sees, so go bold with it to make your home stand out.

  1. Open air rooms

No walls are necessary for this trend. Covered outdoor spaces are a big trend for your yard in 2018. They reflect the functionality of outdoor space while being surrounded by nature. Typically, these spaces are set up much like a living room, with outdoor couches and chairs to up the coziness factor.

  1. Patterned plants

Patterns don’t just come in fabrics. You can find them almost everywhere, even in plants. Look for plants with stripes on the leaves or brightly colored veins to cash in on this trend.

  1. Purple

PANTONE dubbed Ultraviolet as 2018’s Color of the Year, so you can bet that it will be a huge design trend. Expect to see violets, verbena, and irises to up the purple color in landscapes.

  1. Textured paving

Gone are the days of clean line pavers. In 2018, small textured pavers will take their place. In addition to adding texture to the pavers, new stones will also become more popular, with limestone, granite, and porphyry coming out on top.

  1. Fire pits

Fire pits have been becoming more and more popular over the last few years, and the popularity isn’t stopping anytime soon. In addition to being a great landscaping aspect, they can also be multi-seasonal, providing a place to roast marshmallows in the summer and a place to get cozy in the cooler months.


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