5 Top Landscaping Trends for 2019
Pergolas, metals, and pinks will be the leading landscape cravings of 2019, according to the National Association of Landscape Professionals. The NALP surveyed 1 million of its landscaping professionals to predict the hot trends that will influence the design and maintenance of backyards across the country.
“Homeowners yearn for beautiful outdoor spaces without the hassle of upkeep,” says Missy Henriksen, the NALP’s vice president of public affairs. “This year’s trends reflect current lifestyle preferences as well as innovations happening in the industry that are transforming landscapes across the country.”
NALP predicts the following trends will have the biggest influence on outdoor spaces in the new year:
1. Two-in-one landscape design. “Functional elements are no longer a perk, but rather a necessity in today’s landscapes, as consumers desire stunning outdoor features that have been cleverly designed to serve a dual tactical purpose,” according to the NALP. This might include an edible vertical garden on a trellis that also doubles as a privacy fence; a retaining wall that also includes built-in seating for entertaining, or a colorful garden bed that divides properties.