With landscaping season already in full swing it is important to be aware of various trends. Here at Mammoth Landscaping, we do our best to keep up to date with everything going on in the industry to make sure that all of information is up to date. Let’s take a look at some of the trends that have become popular this year.
With busy lives and a decrease of time becoming the norm, it is no surprise that a low maintenance gardening trend has emerged. Drought-resistant and native plants as well as less turfgrass are quickly taking over gardens and backyards, where extensive time devoted to plant care cannot be given. There are a wide variety of trees, shrubs, annual and perennial flowers available to choose from which is what also makes this trend very appealing in the fast paced world.
Another alternative to turfgrass that is on the rise with popularity are edible gardens. While the idea of urban gardening as it is sometimes called is nothing new, the combining of various edible plants to create an aesthetically pleasing garden has only become a mainstream idea in the last few years. Edible plants, just like non edible ones come in all shapes, sizes and forms so substituting one for the other is not that big of a deal. As more and more people become increasingly concerned about their carbon footprint as well as where their food comes from it is no surprise that such a movement has taken off.
Outdoor Living Spaces
With the creation of weather resistant fabrics, the uses of backyard decks and patios as outdoor living spaces has become increasingly popular. Bringing the indoors out is gaining more appeal and so it is no surprise then that the rise of outdoor fire pits and couches are taking over as customer favourites.
Outdoor LED Lighting
Hand in hand with the fad for outdoor living spaces comes the need for landscape lighting in order to be able to enjoy said spaces for a longer period of time. With newer and improved energy efficient lighting available, the stigma and financial strain of having many lights has dissipated greatly, giving the rise to even more opportunities and options for outdoor living.
This final trend we will address has been used in Europe for some time now and it is the use of monochrome, particularly dark colours for exterior structures such as fences or pergolas to accentuate and draw attention to plant life. While many reading this will feel that a dark colour would make the exterior gloomy it actually creates a very sophisticated feel to it.
As can be seen from some of the trends listed above, the desire for a more easily manageable landscape as well as ways of having edible plants and means of being outdoors are all desires of the present day homeowner. What it is too soon to say just yet is where these trends will lead us in the years to come.