This is another article we found in a very reputable landscaping blog which showcases some of the most hottest concepts being used in landscape design in Melbourne and abroad. Some of these ideas may or may not suit your particular taste however we hope there is something here for everyone and perhaps even help trigger some of your own ideas.
“15 Hottest Trends to Introduce Into Your Landscape Design“
“Good landscape design is becoming an
important aspect of homes, and it can increase a home’s value significantly. Landscaping also allows homeowners to personalise their outdoor space to suit their lifestyle. To offer you some inspiration, the following will look at the best landscaping trends of 2014.
Bringing the indoors outdoors
Outdoor living is an essential part of modern life. With sofas and chairs, a fireplace and a kitchen, you can party or entertain your guests outside or even just relax in the great outdoors all on your luxurious lonesome. For best results, be sure to install appropriate lighting and use furniture that is both weatherproof and durable.
An outdoor fireplace can create a warm and inviting outdoor space. If you make a fire pit the focal point of your outdoor living area, it’ll create the most perfect place for your family or friends to get together and relax in the heart of nature. You can go for a stone or brick fireplace or a portable steel fireplace.
Having an outdoor kitchen is also rising in popularity. You can set up a mini kitchen with the basic necessities or a kitchen that’s fully decked out with new technology and appliances such as a pizza oven. Cooking and entertaining in summer time has never been better.
Sustainable design and going green remains a top trend in landscaping. For sustainability, limit your use of chemical fertilisers, choose organic products, cut back on irrigation and make compost. You can also plant water-wise, drought-tolerant species (e.g. native or endemic plants) or evergreen foliage and install paving, decking, gravel or synthetic grass. Other things you can do include using renewable materials, installing a rainwater tank and recycling.
One of the most popular landscaping trends
this year is growing your own organic produce at home. With an edible garden, you can green your space and put food on your table without going to the grocery store. Grow herbs, veggies and fruit trees, but most importantly, plant what you eat.”