One of the most fun things to do at the beginning of any new year is predict which landscaping design trends are going to dominate. Over the last few years, we’ve seen Calgarians investing in outdoor kitchens and living spaces in order to get the most value out of their backyard. We don’t expect these functional, outdoor rooms to be going anywhere in 2020, but what other trends can we look forward to as we move into spring?
From completely reimagining the typical lawn as a beautiful rock garden or patio, to building a dining area or even purchasing a hot tub, Calgarians want their landscaping to be beautiful, welcoming, and — above all — easy to care for. Canadians are busy people, and we don’t want to spend our precious free time mowing the lawn or hacking at hedges with a weedwacker. In 2020, expect more crisp, sleek designs with plenty of tranquil areas to unwind requiring minimal maintenance.
From outdoor kitchens and patio lounging areas to glass solariums and green walls of succulents or vines, Canadians are trying to make their living spaces more attuned with nature. We can see this trend reflected in both more biophilic (literally love of life, or plant-based) interior design as well as in the living spaces that are being crafted outdoors, so Canadians can cook, relax, and thrive outside in their personal, private oasis.
For the dedicated connoisseur of all things delicious, the natural complement of a luxury outdoor kitchen is a garden dedicated to home-grown organic goodness. Reinventing your lawn as your very own produce aisle is also popular with health-conscious Canadians who are concerned about where their food is coming from and how it’s produced. From tea to vegetables and fruits, future gardeners will benefit from working with an expert Calgary landscaper to choose plants that will survive and thrive in Alberta’s harsh climate.
Going into spring, we’re excited to work with homeowners, municipalities, and businesses to create better outdoor spaces for Canadians. It’s simply a fact that people feel better and have fewer incidents of mental illness when they spend more time outside enjoying the fresh air, sunshine, and natural beauty of plants and water. Five Star Landscaping is your partner for achieving and maintaining any landscaping design.