Top Landscape Trend for 2012: Conserve Water
As landscape professionals, we are excited to create the latest trends for your home in 2012. As you many know, the current trends have been shaped by the water issues because of past droughts in states such as Georgia, Texas and the Carolinas. Since people are attempting to use water in a conservative, frugal way we believe this will manifest among landscape design. For example, homeowners are asking professionals such as the Outside Landscape Group to opt for plants that use less water or to place rain sensors on irrigation systems.
Water-wise plants allows a Mediterranean-garden style to be a favorite in 2012. Mediterranean landscape design features open and airy courtyards, light-colored, textured hardscaping. It’s not uncommon to see mosaic walls, gravel beds or drought-tolerant plants, hedges, topiary trees and vines.
Smaller water features are a top consideration. More and more people are moving away from large ponds and toward smaller water features. Think of a beautiful glazed urn with water bubbling out of the top. For anyone considering ponds think on the maintenance they require, or have someone to do it for you. The ball-shaped fountains made of stone are very big this year, as well.
Are you looking for ways to create lush landscaping sure to captivate onlookers? Contact Outside Landscape Group, and our experts will help you get started in the right direction.