Landscaping Trends of 2022
There are endless landscaping ideas homeowners can choose from when doing landscape work. They can install a firepit, plant perennials, plant wildflower gardens, install outdoor lighting, and so much more. With so many inspired landscape options, homeowners need to decide which option will work best for them. For some ideas to consider when planning your landscape project, here are the top landscaping trends of 2022:
- Drought-Tolerant Plants
Climate change has made homeowners much more environmentally aware. They understand that water is becomingly increasingly scarce and that it cannot be wasted. So, homeowners have turned to using drought-resistant plants for their landscaping.
Examples of drought-tolerant plants to consider for use in Connecticut include:
- Canna Lilly
- Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed Susan)
- Fountain Grass
- Native Wildflower Gardens
2. Edible Gardening
The farm-to-table concept in restaurant dining has increased in popularity as chefs look to satisfy the demand of health-conscious diners by using often organically-gown local ingredients to improve the taste and nutritional value of menu items.
That trend now has restaurant patrons looking to recreate the same experience at home with vegetable and fruit gardens. Garden supply companies have responded by introducing products geared to facilitate at-home gardening, such as raised bed kits, balcony planters and protective netting and cages – to ensure unwanted wildlife does not help itself to the bounty!
The element of water brings a refreshing new look to landscaping, while creating a calming and restful space for the homeowner. Go big – or go small. The size of a pond is limited only by the space available and imagination!
When planning a pond, homeowners need to consider these choices:
- Above ground, inground or partly inground
- Style: formal, casual or naturalized
- Pond surround – materials to form the pond and how that interacts with the garden landscape
- Mechanical requirements for recirculators or bubblers
- Plants and potentially fish.
4. Transition from Indoor to Outdoor
Spending more time at home has prompted homeowners to create a more seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living spaces. This can entail projects as simple as installing a pergola or bluestone patio with a firepit – or projects as large as installing a complete outdoor kitchen or large fireplace. Once the “hardscape” is defined, often the surrounding landscape requires an upgrade to fully enjoy the outdoor space.
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