If you are a homeowner who enjoys landscaping your property, you will no doubt want to know about backyard landscape design trends for 2020. The stay-at-home orders in 2020 increased the desire among many homeowners to create a resort-like space in their backyards. Certain designs just never seem to go out of style but in addition, there are new ones that are worth looking into.
You can turn your yard into an oasis by bringing any or all of your ideas to a professional landscape design company. You can really spruce up your property using some of the latest backyard landscape design trends for this year. Here are some beautiful trends for backyard landscaping to consider.
Landscape Lighting Trends
Landscape lighting is one of those backyard landscape design trends that always attract attention from your neighbors. You can really show off your skills by devising your very own designs that you can bring to the attention of your professional contractor. You can even incorporate landscape lighting into your other backyard landscape designs.
The lighted path is one of the best types of landscape lighting and is extremely popular. It is most frequently used in front yards but can be added to your backyard as a great alternative. You can have your lights placed along a walkway that leads from your back door to the garden, which can give you a beautiful effect in your yard. You can even add a few lights in the garden itself to showcase certain plants and add a splash of color at the same time. Not to mention, with outdoor lighting you can extend the time you spend in your outdoor living space well into the evening hours
The recent trend in outdoor lighting is subtlety. Low-profile pathway lights along edges of a walkway create ambiance while still being discreet. In this way, the lighting does not detract from the design of the space.
Light pollution is a real problem, even in the suburbs, but your backyard lighting design can avoid adding to this problem. As you are shopping for light fixtures, select outdoor lights that point straight down, and look at the BUG rating (backlight, uplight, glare) on light fixtures; The lower the BUG rating, the better for avoiding light pollution. Also, be sure to look for LED lights for your outdoor light fixtures. LED lights consume less energy, last longer than halogen lights, and require a lot less maintenance.
Landscaping With Water
The Pantone named Classic Blue its Color of the Year for 2020. Add some blue to your landscape design with a statement water feature, such as a DIY barrel fountain or an overflowing ceramic pot fountain. Water is a common theme in most backyard landscape design trends. An in-ground swimming pool is something blue you can enjoy for many years to come.
When taking into consideration beautiful backyard landscape design trends with water, you shouldn’t forget about a garden fountain. It is one of the easier water structures to have built into your yard and adds an aesthetic vision to your property.
A fountain can be anything you want it to be, from a traditional type that is made from cement to something more modern like one made out of a large ceramic bowl. You can either choose to purchase a fountain at your local home improvement store or have a landscape design contractor build it for you based on your own unique ideas. From there, choose a spot where it can be installed and let your contractor get to work. Accent your water feature with blue flowers such as blue fortune, delphinium, hydrangea, globe thistle, or grape hyacinth.
Garden Landscaping Trends
There are also a number of lovely backyard landscape design trends for your garden. If you enjoy showcasing certain plants in the garden, particularly those that bloom flowers during the spring and summer, you can make them stand out that much more by placing beautiful borders around them. A stone or wood border can really make your gardens pop.
If your backyard is large enough, you might even want to consider building a gorgeous living wall, also called a green wall. This is essentially a wall that is made up of plants, particularly those that grow in vines. If you have a wall or fence already up around your garden, this is one of the best possible backyard landscape design trends you can incorporate into your home.
Even homeowners with small spaces are trying vertical gardens. Homeowners are building trellises to allow vining plants to grow, or mounting containers to grow herbs and vegetables near the kitchen. As part of the farm to table trend, many food-loving homeowners are looking to grow lesser-known vegetables not commonly found in the produce section at the grocery store. This allows them to plant unique vegetables that look good and taste good too.
Outdoor fireplaces are simply luxurious and can make your outdoor living space look amazing. In general, outdoor fireplaces tend to be made from stone. You can choose from a variety of stone types and colors and your contractor will build exactly what you want. A popular way to incorporate this landscape design into your backyard is to combine it with another, such as your patio. Choose a color scheme and set up appropriate furniture to complete your outdoor fireplace area.
If you’re interested in incorporating any of these backyard trends into your property, contact the landscape designers at Borst Landscape & Design. We can help you create a beautiful landscape design that will enhance the beauty of your Bergen County home. Contact us today at (201) 785-9400.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]