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5 Features to Add to Your Yard in 2018

 Your home is your oasis, and you want the exterior to reflect that fact as much as the interior already does. What better time to start than now? 2018 is just starting, and what your future holds is yet to be revealed, so why not take this time to make sure your landscape offers that peaceful escape you’ve always dreamed it could be? We’ve looked into our crystal balls and determined that the five following yard features are going to be the hottest landscaping trends in 2018, allowing you to create a yard that all your neighbors will be envious of!

Low Maintenance Sustainability

Water is a prized commodity in the desert, so why should you create a garden filled with water sucking plants and flowers when you can just as easily create a lush landscape of green flora and colorful plants that DON’T require excessive amounts of water to keep them healthy? Drought tolerant plants are the wave of the future, requiring less water and less maintenance while still providing a lush appearance.

Simple and Sturdy

The use of hardscapes yard features in your exterior landscaping is still popular, but 2018 is going to be about natural, quality materials designed to last for decades. Stone and wood pergolas offer an eye-catching spot for your outdoor kitchen that will last far longer than some of the blingier models that were more popular in past years.

Water Features

There’s a reason lake and ocean vacations are one of the hottest landscaping trends: The sound of the water is music to our ears! When you add a water feature to your backyard oasis, you can feel a sense of serenity enveloping you like a big hug. From fountains to koi ponds to waterfalls for your pool, the peace you gain from your water feature is one of the most popular 2018 trends.

Bringing the Inside Out

When you live in a climate with more sunny days than not, it’s a given that you will want to spend as much time outside as you do inside—if not more! 2018 is going to be the year of the outdoor kitchen, outdoor living area, and who knows, maybe the outdoor bedroom as well!

Eco-Friendly Yards

As we venture further into this still-new millennium, we have moved green living to the forefront, and 2018 is no exception. Using easily replenished materials such as bamboo instead of wood, planting food gardens instead of flowers, and veering away from grassy yards that are water wasting allergens are just some of the ways you can go green for 2018. Schedule an appointment with us today and discover all the new ways eco-friendly landscapes can change our world for the better!