Top Landscaping Trends for 2020

Landscape Company in Pittsboro Shares Top Landscaping Trends for 2020

Arbor Enterprises is sharing top landscaping trends from the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), a national trade association representing nearly 100,000 landscape industry professionals in the United States, Canada, and overseas.

The 2020 lawn and landscape trends list was crafted using the expertise of professionals across the United States. NALP annually predicts design and maintenance trends that will encourage residential and commercial clients to create healthy and beautiful green spaces.

Member surveys, as well as the expertise of landscape professionals from around the country, provide the basis for NALP annual trends report. Members of NALP specialize in lawn care, landscape design and installation, landscape maintenance, tree care, irrigation and water management, and interior plantscaping. The membership also includes students, consultants, industry suppliers, state associations, and affiliate members.

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Along with industry insight, NALP trends are influenced by popular lifestyle shifts and designs. These trends also reflect Americans’ growing passion for healthy, well-designed, and beautiful green spaces.

NALP CEO Britt Wood states, “Foundational landscape elements remain on homeowners’ wish lists, but modern updates and technology are now a top priority. With a wave of design and technical innovations, our members report that ornate hardscaping, contemporary features, lush gardens, and smart irrigation are all trending and will influence landscape designs across the country in 2020.”

He continues, “This year’s trends showcase how homeowners of all generations desire a striking, custom, and well-maintained outdoor space that benefits their community and the environment.”

NALP predicts that the following five trends will define outdoor spaces in 2020:

Trend #1: Ornate, Geometric Hardscaping

Landscape professionals are noticing an increase in requests for intricate hardscaping patterns, including waves, chevron, basketweave, and lattice. They expect this interest in geometric patterns to be popular across the country. From patios and walkways to retaining walls and fire features, homeowners are seeking to integrate popular home décor patterns into their hardscape designs.

Trend #2: Contemporary and Transitional Landscape Design

Younger generations want sleek, contemporary, and simple landscape designs. Whether choosing an elegant outdoor kitchen, contemporary sculpture, or modern fire or water feature, professionals are shifting towards simplistic designs. Multi-season functionality is important and desirable as more homeowners are selecting elements that can endure a broader range of temperatures. Some examples include native plants, heat lamps, and protective structures.

Trend #3: Bountiful Shades of Blue

Landscape professionals anticipate that rich tones of blue will make a striking impact in 2020. With PPG Paints naming Chinese Porcelain – a cobalt and moody blue – and Sherwin-Williams declaring Naval – a strong and calming dark blue – as their respective colors of the year, experts predict these shades will influence the design of outdoor spaces. To add touches of a blue hue, homeowners could consider a blue water feature or a blue sculpture. Plants such as blue fortune, delphinium, hydrangea, globe thistle or grape hyacinth enable designers to incorporate blue into gardens.

Trend #4: Incorporation of Gardens

Gardens are a relaxing escape for many homeowners. There is a wide variety of garden types from purely decorative gardens to edible gardens for farm-to-table dining. Today, people are more cognizant of the choices that exist for installing gardens that meet their personal needs and desires. For a smaller outdoor garden oasis, consider container gardens, vertical gardens, or interiorscaping to accommodate size constraints.

Trend #5: One-Click, Remote Irrigation

Technology with a landscape application continues to be a strong feature of the lawn and landscape industry. In 2020, there will be a rising demand by homeowners for high-tech irrigation systems that deliver finely tuned amounts of water to a lawn or landscape, conserving water and saving money in the long run. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and smartphone apps enable today’s irrigation systems to be controlled from anywhere.

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The team at Arbor Enterprises believes that a home is a sanctuary, and that includes the yard. A well-designed landscape should bring joy and delight to the homeowner. People can trust the Pittsboro, NC landscape company to deliver premier landscape design, installation, tree care, and lawn maintenance, among other services. For more information about Pittsboro landscape design, call (919) 324-6869.

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