Each year Garden Design Magazine comes out with their top ten list of landscape trends for the upcoming year. Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting a different trend. Next up? Creating your perfect landscape “Staycation”.
Here is a trend that has been on our radar for over ten years. Let us first define “Staycation”. Webster defines staycation as a vacation spent at home. It’s that simple. What can be difficult is knowing where to start on a landscape transformation. If you are looking to invest in your property and spend some of your saved money on your home, and not on a traditional vacation, here are some things to consider before you have your landscape consultation:
1 – What do you want to do in your space?
The answer may be nothing! And that is ok! But what constitutes as nothing? Reading outside? Entertain guests or family? Yoga in the back yard? Watch the kids and dog run around? By knowing how you plan to use the space we can accommodate all your needs.
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2 – How much maintenance are you willing to commit to?
Do you like to spend a few hours in the garden each week? Would you rather not? By knowing how much time you would like to invest in your space seasonally, or annually, we can choose the right plants for you.
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3 – Do you have a particular style or theme in mind?
Do you like a tropical look for your staycation? Country garden? Japanese garden inspired? A place to showcase your garden art? We can plan for anything if we know what look you are trying to achieve. Pinterest boards or scrapbooks are a great way to show a designer the look that you are going for.
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With a little research we can create a one of a kind space for one of a kind clients. It’s YOUR space, we are just helping you achieve your goals for your perfect “Staycation” space. We would like to create a space for you that you will never want to leave.
For a full list of the trends visit: https://www.gardendesign.com/trends/2019.html