A beautiful backyard is an asset for any home. If you’re thinking about updating your yard, consider whether any of these landscaping trends for 2013-14 would be right for your lifestyle.
Sustainability is an important buzzword in landscaping trends for 2013-14. In Southern California it’s especially important to consider and luckily, there are many native plants that are beautiful and also tolerant to drought conditions. Native plants are often quite low maintenance, too. Another landscaping trend is to choose edible plants for landscaping. Rosemary, chives, lettuces, and others are all attractive in a garden, allowing you the ability and fun of growing some of your own food, too.
Landscaping trends for 2013-14 value quality over showiness. Since the recession, many homeowners prefer investing in a few quality pieces made of natural materials. An arbor made of cedar posts, for example, is beautiful and long lasting. Newer fabrics have been developed that resist fading and are waterproof, so can easily add beauty to an outdoor space. Your entire living space can be expanded by purchasing comfortable and sturdy furniture for a patio or deck.
Water features in a backyard or patio add a calming touch to a backyard setting, as well. A simple urn or fountain can be very affordable and beautiful, or you can choose a more luxury water feature with a waterfall. Dreamscapes by M. G. R. can help you design and build any of these landscaping trends for 2013-14 and assist you in brainstorming what would look best in your backyard.