Wondering what Australian gardening and landscaping trends are hot for 2020? In this blog from Alex Paving & Landscaping, we’ll discuss a few trends to be on the lookout for in 2020 – and beyond.
1. Water Features
Not everyone has room for swimming pools in their backyards, but that doesn’t mean your garden and outdoor living spaces can’t benefit from water features! Features like fountains, water sculptures, and koi ponds are becoming more popular in landscape design.
The beauty of water features, along with their unique, calming sound, can really help improve the atmosphere of your landscape – which is why more Australians than ever are finding ways to integrate water features into their designs.
2. Raised Garden Beds
Garden designs that incorporate one or more raised garden beds are becoming very popular with Australians who want to enjoy the benefits of their own vegetable garden.
From stress relief while gardening, to enjoying sustainable, delicious, locally-grown produce, there’s definitely a lot to be said about these benefits – and raised garden beds allow you to grow your own vegetables while seamlessly integrating with the rest of your outdoor space.
3. Outdoor Entertainment Spaces
Outdoor entertainment and living spaces can take many forms, but these outdoor spaces are becoming more and more common. From simple patios and decks to outdoor rooms like kitchens and screened-in porches, more and more Australians are choosing to invest in outdoor areas that allow them to relax, entertain guests and family members, and enjoy the beautiful weather.
4. Fire Pits
Fire pits are an excellent choice for entertaining areas like patios. They provide a natural focal point for your landscape design, and also allow you to keep using your outdoor area all-year-round. When the weather gets chilly – either during the day or at night – you can chuck in some wood, start a fire, and get toasty around the fire pit with your loved ones.
There are a lot of designs available, too – from portable cast-iron and metal raised fire pits, to stone fire pits and concrete fire pits. No matter your tastes or preferences, you’re sure to find a fire pit that’s right for you.
5. Reatining Walls
Constructed out of interlocking blocks of materials like stone, concrete, brick or wood, retaining walls are built to hold earth in place preventing soil erosion.
This can be very useful if you want to build vegetable garden beds on sloped land. With one or more block walls, you can level out the land into multiple flat areas, allowing ample space for growth.
Retaining walls can also be used for decoration with a number of walls built from materials like natural stone to set off the other elements of your landscaping.
Interested In Updating Your Outdoor Area?
At Alex Paving & Landscaping, we can help you create a truly unique and one-of-a-kind outdoor space. Have these top trends caught your interest? Thinking about the possibilities your garden may offer? Contact us online or give us a ring at 0414 190 324 to get started.