With rising environmental concerns such as global warming and energy costs, many homeowners are switching over to a more sustainable landscape design. A sustainable landscape design should incorporate a visually pleasing yard, plants that are native to the area, reduced water needs, and use of products that are eco-friendly such as organic fertilizers. As a result, low maintenance gardens and less turf grass for your front or back yard have become a popular choice for many landscaping projects. Here are some of the popular landscape design trends for 2017:
Many homeowners are opting for a more simple landscape design by investing in quality and natural materials. By landscaping with simple, lush greeneries in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, it will provide a relaxing outdoor atmosphere with stunning visual appeal. In addition, layering the plants can define outdoor spaces and buffer sounds from nearby homes and traffic.
With an edible garden, it gives homeowners the opportunity to harvest fruit, vegetables, and herbs as a way to enjoy natural foods. Thee produce from the edible garden can be used to cook and prepare dishes using healthy and organic ingredients. It can also serve as an alternative to turf grass that requires weekly maintenance such weeding and mowing.
Fountains, natural waterfalls, and outdoor ponds provide a relaxing atmosphere in your own backyard. With soothing sounds of running water and vibrant koi fish swimming around the pond, these water features will create an added personality to your landscape. These designs will be enjoyed and admired by family and guests who stroll through your tropical oasis.
At Zito Landscape Design, our gorgeous landscape designs have made us a popular choice for commercial and residential projects in the South Florida area. Whether you are interested in one of these popular trends or you are looking for something different, we can help you achieve the yard of your dreams. Call us (800) 673-9161 or fill out our online contact form.
Depending on your landscape needs, you might want to vary the height of your hedge or privacy screen to make it more visually interesting. That means choosing trees and shrubs of different heights. When you’re looking into shrubs and trees, you’ll also need to consider how much sun and shade they get, as different plants have different needs.