The exterior areas of your property offer a quick first impression to guests, family members, and people just passing by. Homeowners are always looking for new ideas to add a little pop to their lawns, and maybe even turn a few heads in the process.
A recent study by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) outlines some not-so-surprising methods that can add new levels of appeal to your property.
Here are some landscaping trends to make your yard stand out in Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Hendersonville, and the nearby Tennessee areas.
New Landscaping Features Increase Joy, Desire to Be at Home
According to the NALP study, many homeowners saw an increase in their desire to be home when they added on new projects. An overwhelming 100% of respondents indicated that adding a fire feature to their property increased their overall happiness and joy.
Respondents also showed that new patios increased their desire to be at home, giving those a 97% rating. Adding custom features to your landscaping is a great way to stand out because not only are they customized to your property, they are also gorgeous.
Overall landscape upgrades are also a big selling point, as 27% of real estate agents surveyed by the NALP said they suggest sellers complete a landscaping upgrade before trying to sell their homes.
Another top recent trend is to add a pergola to your outdoor space. These can provide shade and structure for your patio or outdoor kitchen area.
We can consult with you on planning out custom hardscaping for your home, including a new patio or pergola.
Adding Environmentally-Conscious Landscaping
Another trend in landscaping is the use of environmentally-friendly beautification techniques. Being responsible for the environment while making your property look great is not as difficult as it seems.
Our team can help create a pollinator garden on your property. The concept involves planting native plants known to attract pollinating insects such as bees and butterflies, which in turn helps the local environment thrive. Pollinator plants in our part of Tennessee include American Beautyberry, New Jersey Tea, Big Bluestem, and many more. Ask one of our team members for more details!
Many homeowners are beginning to request their own private butterfly gardens, which also encourage pollination by attractive gorgeous butterflies. Common plants for such gardens include Borage, Fennel Bulbs, Hollyhock, and others.
Create a Beautiful and Functional Space with Statement Landscapes
Statement landscapes give homeowners a gorgeous place to enjoy various activities, such as spaces for yoga. People are also looking to create serenity gardens, which give them a place to escape and enjoy their outdoor space. These landscaping features are functional and give you and your family a unique way to help your yard stand out, especially if you consider adding in a space to play bocce ball or croquet.
Looking to upgrade your landscaping or add on a hardscape feature?
We'd love to help you upgrade your yard into the outdoor space of your dreams. Give us a call at (615) 288-2052 if you're located in Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Hendersonville, or other surrounding Tennessee communities.