Looking for some inspiration for a fresh new look for your Phoenix landscape? You may be interested in learning more about some of the more popular landscaping trends this year and how you can incorporate them into your yard. Here are some of the more popular landscaping trends for 2015 no matter how big or small your yard may be:
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Create a Focal Point
There are several different ways you can go about creating a stunning and eye-catching focal point in your front or backyard. For the daytime, try a bed of annuals that compliments the exterior color of your home. Look for trees or shrubs that match the architecture of your home. At night, add lighting to trees for a dramatic look.
Colors can go a long way here in the desert of the Southwest. Even the slightest hint of color can make a drastic change to the look of your landscape. You can add color by planting flowers, trees or plants with bright-colored blossoms and bulbs, or by adding colored tile to your planters and walkways.
Adding a fountain, reflecting pool or even a small koi pond continues to be a hot trend in landscaping in 2015. Water features are a great way to dress up your yard and can many have found them to be relaxing. They do require some maintenance, so be prepared.
Using Decorative Pots
Throughout the Southwest, using decorative pottery as planters for your favorite plants and flowers is becoming more and more popular. This is a great way to incorporate local art and culture into your landscape. Use pots to grow your own little vegetable garden.
Here is an idea that is definitely gaining traction here in the Phoenix area. Take a drive out to the desert sometime and look around at some of the beautiful native flowers that surround us. Now imagine adding that beauty in your own backyard. Combine your ornamental garden with some native natural vegetation for a unique crossover look.
Flowers That Attract Visitors
We’re not talking about your neighbors or your relatives – we’re talking about flowers that bring in birds and butterflies. This is a trend that is popular across the country, especially in places where insect populations may be in trouble. By planting flowers that produce desirable nectar, you are helping both the plant and insect populations while enjoying a bit of nature at the same time.
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If you have questions about installing or maintaining a beautiful landscape for your home or office, be sure to give ABC Scapes a call to find out what we can do for you. We can be reached at 602-404-0568.