Landscaping and outdoor architecture is always evolving and bringing forth brand new innovations that everyone wants a piece of. When you see your neighbor upgrading their front yard garden or backyard water fountain, it’s hard not to want to follow their lead and step your own Colorado Springs outdoor living space up. Just like every other artistic industry, landscaping designs and techniques have produced new trends that are all the rage. Not only are these trends eco-friendlier or water-smart, but they are also expanding into bringing indoor ideas out. Curious to know what these latest trends are? Our luxury landscaping designers here at Bella Giardino put together this list of 15 biggest landscaping trends for 2021:
1. Going Native
Native plants are more and more top of mind – They provide a range of benefits, but most importantly they easily tolerate the conditions or weather of your area.
2. Outdoor Living Areas
The urge to do more outside is greater – Taking the indoors outside has been a big trend this year, so install entertaining areas outside for a full transformation.
Consider natural wildlife more – Leave certain organic elements untouched to provide a low-maintenance space for Colorado wildlife.
4. Multi-Season Green
Go for the multi-season choices – Choose displays of bright color, texture, fruit, and flowers year-round by utilizing cold-season plants more.
5. Getting Creative With Food Plants
Trade in the more traditional plant choices with new innovative varieties like: Mini watermelons, purple cauliflower, heirloom tomatoes, blue kale, pattypan squash, purple bell peppers, towering basil, and so much more!
6. Pollinator Gardens
Convert a part of your yard into a pollinator-friendly oasis by planting diverse groups of native plants that will attract different pollinators.
7. Vertical Gardening
Vertical gardening is a trend everyone appears to be trying! Simply pick a wall, build a frame, and go crazy!
8. Smart Technology
We’re beginning to see the integration of smart technology into landscaping – these include smart controllers for watering, irrigation monitors, and other smart sprinkler systems.
9. Composting For Healthy Soils
We’re all becoming more Earth conscience, especially here in Colorado. To keep food waste down, and improve the health of your soil, utilize composting in your home!
10. Low-Maintenance Landscapes
Some of us are natural green thumbs—most of us are not. To surpass this downfall, create a low-maintenance landscape design so you don’t have to do much to keep it alive!
11. Unique Outdoor Lighting
Minimalist lighting was a huge trend 2020. Whether it’s a LED light channel underneath a patio or walkway or hidden lighting that illuminates your trees, outdoor lighting is very popular!
Xeriscapes are water-wise designs that take into several factors to help save water, limiting elements like grass, high-maintenance soil, and others alike.
13. More Potted Plants
Regardless of how small or large your outdoor space is, potted plants are an amazing way to improve any style of landscape. They’re easy to grow, don’t require a lot of weeding, and are the best way to control the size of the plants you want in your yard.
Adopting more environmentally conscious landscaping ideas is a huge hit lately, one of which being is the collection of rainwater. Many Coloradians are turning to rain barrels to collect rainwater for garden watering and even household chores like washing cars!
15. Front Porch Living
The front porch is no longer just a place for our delivery packages and dirty shoes – Improve your curb appeal by adding bright elements, comfy seating, hanging flower baskets and so much more!
What trends have you taken part in this year? Are any of these trends above something you are going to considered for your landscape designs in 2021? We have definitely seen an uptake in each of the above new elements and love to design new landscape with each in mind. Give your Colorado home a little upgrade with one, or several, of these new landscaping trends by giving our luxury landscaping team a call today! We’d be more than happy to help design and implement a new landscape for your beautiful home. Contact Bella Giardino Landscape & Garden Design today.