If you’re hoping to do some landscape work this spring, you’re not alone. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the 2018 Landscaping State of the Industry, the sector’s revenue totaled $51.9 billion in 2012 and the number of landscaping companies between 2011 and 2016 increased by 10.89%. People today come up with all types of out-of-the-box ideas to spruce up their homes, so why not join the landscaping trends club?
However, with each new year comes new concepts, so don’t keep reusing the same designs over and over again. Instead, opt for sleek designs and take advantage of advanced new tools to make your home look incredible. Here are the top four landscaping trends to consider in 2021.
Privacy remains a highly common request for backyard landscaping projects. Of course, what kinds of activities you plan to partake in will largely determine how a secluded space in your yard is designed, so be sure to communicate this clearly to your landscaper. Would a patio be useful to you? Or perhaps a water feature or plants that can form a noise barrier. You can even go slightly more extreme and get a trellis or pergola in order to create the impression of a roof while still being able to have fun in an exterior location.
Certain shades of blue can also make your home stand out in ways you may never have previously imagined. Whether it’s a water feature (like a fountain), a sculpture, or exotic types of plants like delphinium or grape hyacinth.
Smart Technology Landscaping
Certain designers around the United States have been relying on smart technology to care for houseplants. Apps like Plant Light Meter can show you exactly how much light your plants receive, while self-watering pots can, well, provide your plants with all the water they need. For your backyard, high-tech irrigation systems can let you provide your garden with sufficient water thanks to a simple button click. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of this type of technology to make life easier on yourself, especially if you’re a forgetful person. Of course, just make sure you learn all the basic functions on each app before using them.
In recent years, there has been a surge in requests for ornate landscaping shapes and patterns like basketweave, lattice, and waves. Whether it’s for patios, walkways, or gardens, geometric designs appear poised to be the big landscaping hit of 2021. If there’s a particular pattern you believe matches your personality, go ahead and make it a reality. You’re more than likely to awe at least some of your friends with these types of designs.
Low Maintenance, High Beauty Gardens
Low maintenance doesn’t necessarily imply “boring.” Some shrubs can keep an aesthetically pleasing look nearly all year long. Composting can also make a garden more sustainable while providing your plants with the nutrients they need and improving your soil’s fertility. Why shouldn’t you aim to reduce your carbon footprint? A garden should be a space to relax with family and friends and can potentially be transformed into farm-to-table dining areas. If your backyard is smaller, vertical gardens and container gardens may be a solid option to consider.
Protect Your Updated Landscaping
Like with any home project, securing adequate protection is essential. Speak to a real estate company that can fully understand your unique desires and needs. At Mathis Title Company in Fairfax, Virginia, we can give you some great recommendations for landscaping projects. Mathis serves many parts of Northern Virginia, including Alexandria, Arlington, Centreville, and Fairfax. Our services include contract preparation and review (purchase agreement), mechanics lien, refinancing, settlement, and title insurance.
Robin Mathis boasts over 35 years of experience and was sworn into the U.S. Supreme Court. She has performed thousands of closings, both small commercial and residential, and is extremely knowledgeable of both the seller and buyer sides, as well as estate sales. Call Mathis Title Company today at (703) 214-4020 or contact us online to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services.