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Whether you just bought a new house or are looking to jazz up your current one with a new aesthetic, there are plenty of new landscaping and gardening trends to incorporate into your plan. You don’t have to commit all of your savings to your project, either, there are inexpensive landscaping ideas that will liven up your yard without draining your bank account. Rather than focusing on the most high-end options, consider your own personal goals and what trends match your design taste.
Do you want your backyard to be a relaxing oasis or are you trying to make your front porch the social destination of the neighborhood? There’s a landscaping style and garden design for everyone, but consider the entire picture before you start tearing up the grass or building a firepit; landscaping is a year-round commitment. Mix and match these trends and follow our tips to make your outdoor space the best fit for you.
1. Less Lawn Is More
Rather than a wide expanse of green grass, many landscaping trends this year are predicated on the idea that less lawn gives you the freedom to do more—more ground cover plants and more furniture or even the possibility to put in a swimming pool or build a deck.
Potted plants are becoming more popular outdoors in place of a large lawn or even flower beds. It’s easier to control the size of the plants and, therefore, plan other features you want to include. Even home gardeners can show off their green thumb, even without private outdoor space available to them with potted houseplants, which became especially popular in the beginning of the pandemic.
2. Gardening Vertically
A vertical garden isn’t the best option for homeowners looking to limit their lawn area, but it’s an excellent one for people looking for landscaping and gardening solutions for a small space. There are both indoor and outdoor vertical garden options, from high-end growing systems to DIY solutions. Before you start a vertical garden make a plan for the structure and the plants as it can be difficult to switch these things once growth starts.
3. Eco-Friendly Practices
When styling their own immediate environment, many people are considering the environment as a whole and are committing to eco-friendly landscaping and gardening trends. Sustainability has been a rising trend for years and a survey conducted by OnePoll found that the Covid-19 pandemic inspired 64% of Americans to live more sustainably.
There are many tips for creating a more eco-friendly yard. Newer trends include composting to avoid food waste; on-site collection of rainwater to water the lawn, the garden itself or even to do household chores, wash cars or fill a swimming pool. Dedicating some space specifically to be pollinator-friendly, which can provide a safe haven for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Including features to …….