As the summer heat starts to peter out and temperatures get a bit more mild, we might be inclined to step out of the air conditioning and enjoy our outdoor spaces. It's not too late to incorporate one of these landscaping trends of 2018 into your property.
Including more natural elements in your backyard can help you and your guests relax more easily while providing beauty to your space. Water features have been gaining in popularity for their soothing sound and aesthetic appeal. A small trickle of a fountain or a shallow reflecting pool is a great addition to a garden retreat. It’s an investment that can easily make you the envy of your neighbors. We recommend having a water feature with constant water movement or a filter to avoid standing water, which can attract bugs. Conversely, moving water detracts bugs and enhances your space.
Tiered Outdoor Living Spaces
Creating a multilevel outdoor living space is a great way to define different areas of your outdoor property while creating an easy flow to the entire space. Many homes are built on sloped properties. Multilevel patios or decks are perfect for this type of property. Instead of having one large staircase leading from your backdoor to the yard below, breaking it up with tiered patios or decks will keep your yard and outdoor living areas connected.
Custom Landscape Lighting
Custom landscape lighting adds emphasis to your already beautiful landscape and to your architecture, well-selected plants and ornaments. Professionally installed residential exterior lighting adds ambience to your outdoor gatherings and overall elegance to your home. A well-lit home also makes it harder to break in to your home. An intruder would be hesitant to get in to your property, as hiding spots are hardly present in a well-lit landscape. Custom outdoor lighting is an investment in your home as well as your your safety and security.
Outdoor Kitchen & Dining
A hot trend this year is creating usable kitchen and dining space outside. You can create a functional and beautiful space by adding a built-in grill with integrated outdoor counter space and dedicated patio for an outdoor "dining room". Adding luxury outdoor dining furniture and a pergola step it up to the next level.
If you'd like a free estimate on creating any of these outdoor landscaping trends into your home, give Gardenin' Angels a call!
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