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4 Hot Summer Gardening Trends of 2018

Jun 30, 2018Landscape Enhancements

Every year, certain landscaping and gardening trends catch the eye of all who pass by. And this year is no exception.

2018 seems to be the Year of the Garden. And, whether it’s small or large, your garden can become a beautiful centerpiece to your landscape!

4 Hot Summer Gardening Trends of 2018

Magnify The Garden

One of this year’s hottest trends is to magnify small gardens and make the most of the plants available. For instance, a low concrete wall can become a planter to hold numerous types of flowers. The contrast of the dark grey backdrop allows even the simplest plants to stand out beautifully. In addition, placing individual, complementary plants together in one container can amplify their color, structure and texture, creating a much more beautiful display.

Open-Air Dining Styles

Outdoor dining has become a huge trend as more and more people are looking to relax and host family and friends in a luxurious outdoor space. And, when the dining area is pushed outside and into the garden (particularly on a lovely paver patio), guests can bask in the cool breeze and beauty of the trees and flowers as they dine.

Create A Custom Piece

Thanks to the convenience of mass production, it’s easy to forget the nuance and charm that a custom-made water feature or planter can add to a garden. These elements can instantly add appeal, creativity, and beauty to an otherwise lackluster landscape.

Support Local Wildlife

Habitat loss is impacting birds, bees, butterflies, frogs, and more. As such, many gardeners are taking it upon themselves to help meet the needs of their animal neighbors. Growing both seed-bearing and berry-bearing plants, ceasing the use of insecticides, and replacing some (or all) of the lawn can make a big difference to the animals that make a home in your garden.

Mountain View Landscapes is committed to helping you stay up on all the latest gardening trends and transform your landscape into an oasis of relaxation and beauty.

From installing paver patios and walkways to helping you select the perfect plants to complement your open-air dining area, our team of experts is here to help. And, with over 25 years of experience (and stellar customer reviews) we have the knowledge, patience and wisdom to ensure your expectations aren’t just met… they’re exceeded!

Contact us today to start creating the outdoor garden of your dreams.


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