While your yard is enjoying its deep winter slumber, you should be planning the projects you want to complete come spring. #TeamSerene is here to provide you with inspiration, as we take a look at three landscape trends that would be a great addition for southeast Michigan homeowners. Keep reading to see our favorites you’ll see in 2022!
On Solid Ground
Year after year you will continue to see patios on any landscape trends list. Outdoor living spaces are always in style and all the best patios have one thing in common: they start with an excellent foundation. As a #UnilockAuthorizedContractor, Serene is partial to the Unilock systems. They offer a wide range of styles, and while it might feel overwhelming to choose the right paver, begin by considering the design of your home and existing landscape features. Additionally, our design team can help you narrow down the options. We recommend avoiding trying to match existing masonry, but rather look for pavers that complement it. From there, make sure to consider all paver technologies, such as permeable pavers which will keep your outdoor living space drier by allowing surface water to seep into the ground; non-slip pavers for safety; and pavers with integrated stain resistant sealers to protect the pavers and create a user-friendly space.
All Fired Up
Adding a natural gas- or propane-fueled fire pit, fire table, outdoor fireplace, or even a wood-burning feature to your patio could extend the use of your backyard into the cooler months. In fact, you may never want to go indoors again. A gas fueled feature could be situated anywhere you like within your redesign, but if you prefer to burn wood, be sure that the fire feature is located away from any combustible materials.
Each type of fire feature has its own unique charm and benefits. A fire pit will offer a campfire feel and enable a larger gathering at the fireside; if you enjoy al fresco dining and want to amp-up the drama, a fire table may be the way to go; or, select a fireplace if you want to add features such as a wood-burning pizza oven or fountain to enhance your ambience.
Old-school patios would often transition right to the lawn, and then, on the outer perimeter of the property, you’d find more varied landscaping. You can take a more modern approach with integrated landscaping.
Surrounding your patio with landscape planting such as trees, shrubs, boulders, and a variety of perennials, annuals, and ground covers creates more dimension. Not only does this approach bring nature closer, it also adds privacy.
Whether you’re looking for a total landscape overhaul or simply need help with landscape planting, Serene Landscape has you covered. Contact us today to get started with our expert designers to create the landscape of your dreams.