Do you want to revamp your home’s landscaping? These spring landscaping trends are sure to transform your outdoor spaces with shifting focuses featuring sustainable, easy to care for, and colorful trends.
Succession planting means growing different crops in the same space one right after the other in the same season or planting the same crop in different parts of the garden in succession at different times. Not to be confused with crop rotation, this growing technique allows for continuous, uninterrupted harvesting of different plants throughout the year. Crop rotation ensures that the same plants or plants from the same family will not deplete the same soil nutrients year after year while succession planting ensures nutrients stay in the soil by planing differing types of plants from different families. For example, root vegetables such as carrots or radishes should follow vegetables grown for their leaves or seeds like lettuce or beans. This technique is an essential spring landscaping trend for homeowners looking to make their landscaping more functional by adding an edible garden, which have been trending for the last few years paralleling farm-to-table and sustainable initiatives.
Cutting Flower Gardens
A cutting garden is defined as a household flower garden planted solely for growing flowers that are to be cut and displayed indoors. A private source of flowers for your bouquets, you can save money and have full control over which flowers are displayed in your home while creating a seamless aesthetic by bringing the outside inside. Annuals are the most traditional cutting flowers due to repeat bloom and quick growth. Some flowers we suggest include black-eyed Susans, yarrow, Shasta daisies, calendula, celosia, snapdragons, coneflowers, and lilacs!
While flowers are usually what many think of for landscapes, foliage can make just as much of an impact. These can be incredibly vibrant and add dimension and textures that flowers can’t. Some options popular in spring landscaping trends include boxwoods, coral bells, hostess, elephant ears, wall gerrymanders, and canna lilies! You can hide these in a pre-existing garden to add bold textures or create a new space dedicated to them. Foliage often requires less maintenance than flowers and can often turn a dreary, boring yard into a lush paradise without much effort.
Hardscaping is a trendy element to your home or business’ landscaping that withstands the test of time and will always be in style depending on your layout. There are so many possibilities with landscape hardscaping from concrete pathways to arches, planters, and raised cobblestone beds holding cottage gardens for that old English cottage feel. Hardscaping with gravel is also a great way to ensure your property has ideal drainage to prevent flooding, encourage irrigation of green areas, and keeping cooler than solid paths and paving. Restoration is also a great option for your patios and walkways that may be looking worse for wear or out of date for seasonal landscaping trends.
Whatever your hardscaping project this spring, Hardscape Restoration is here to help! Our skilled hardscaping designers work with you to achieve your curb appeal vision and goals. From new pavers and walkways to trellis, gazebos, and more, we will use our expertise to transform your property.