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New Landscape Trends
for a New Decade

Let There Be Light — With a Creative Twist

New outdoor landscape lighting trends come to light every year, and 2020 is no exception. While the fundamentals remain the same, landscape lighting has taken on a new look.

Natural Illusions

Landscape lights installed beneath steps or benches give the illusion they are floating and creates a softer look overall.

Architectural Flair

Rather than simply light the outdoor space, modern landscape lights are designed to enhance the most striking elements of a home.

The Sky’s the Limit with Classic Blue

The results are in! The Pantone Color of the Year for 2020 is Classic Blue — a shade that emulates the sky at dusk. Here are some ways to weave this special shade into your landscape.

Colorful Pots for Plants

While plants themselves can add striking pops of color to backyards, the same can be said for the pots that house them.

Accent Candles

Whether you opt for standard or flameless candles, pairing this decor with colored pots adds bold visual appeal to backyards.

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New Ways to Invite In Texture

Just as contrasting colors add vibrancy to landscapes, a blend in textures has a similar effect. The use of various materials adds dimension and definition that is sure to please the eye.

An Outdoor “Area Rug”

Area rugs don’t necessarily have to be laid on top of patios — they can also be built into the structure. Mix different colors to add texture and make a statement.

Accent Rocks

Give your water feature character, color and texture with one simple addition: rocks. Larger rocks can frame the waterfall, while smaller rocks can fill in gaps.

One Landscape Feature, Multiple Functions

Every part of a landscape design should have purpose. Most recently, the trend has been to implement landscape features that serve multiple functions and make the most of the space.

Outdoor Pergola

Pergolas are most often recognized for the protection and privacy they provide. Yet, these structures are also beneficial in the sense that they offer additional garden space.

Built-in Seating Wall

While built-in seating walls offer cozy seating for guests around fire pits, they also reflect heat and serve as a wind barrier. This makes it a more comfortable area to relax and entertain.

Vertical Wall Garden

Vertical gardens not only allow you to grow more plants in less space (and also minimize damage to them), but they also function as a privacy screen that obstructs unwanted views.

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A Digital Revolution — From the Indoors to the Outdoors

In an effort to simplify their daily lives, homeowners have developed a growing interest in smart devices. From a landscape perspective, there are plenty of practical technologies to utilize.

Connected Plant Tracker

Goodbye guesswork, hello results. With a connected plant tracker, you can monitor the health of finicky plants from the convenience of your phone.

Smart Smoker

Attention barbecue fans: Make the switch to a smart smoker and you can control the temperature and cooking time remotely.

Robotic Pool Vacuum

Familiar with the robotic vacuums that streamline cleaning inside the home? You’ll be happy to know the same technology is available to keep pools clean.

Preparing Heavily Utilized Landscapes for Battle

It’s no secret that landscapes can see a lot of activity, from children playing outside to pets running back and forth. To ensure safety and endurance year-round, the key is preparation.

Keep the Yard Debris Free

Yard debris comes in many forms, from branches that become a tripping hazard to leaves that become a breeding ground for pests and fungus. Take care of these messes to eliminate risks.

Trim Trees and Shrubs

Notice tree or shrub branches that appear weak? Chances are they are diseased or infested with pests. Pruning these branches helps eliminate issues at the root and prevent their spread.

Now You See Them, Now You Don’t

Certain situations call for certain landscape features — whether it’s because of the weather or for entertainment purposes. The good news is that there are flexible features to meet these needs.

Retractable Screens

Not all patio screens have to be fixed. Retractable screens enable homeowners to create a physical barrier when harsh sunshine and heavy winds (among other scenarios) call for it.

Movable Kitchen Island

Need more room to prepare food outside but are limited on space? A movable kitchen island provides the perfect solution. Bring the feature out while you cook and store it away afterward.

Sheltered Outdoor Television

With a barn door shelter, homeowners can easily hide an outdoor TV when it’s not in use and make it accessible when family and friends come over to watch the big game.

Incorporate the Latest Trends into Your Outdoor Space

With a passion for landscape design and years of experience under our belt, the team at Green Impressions is ready to help transform your landscape dreams into a reality. Request your free consultation to get started.

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