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Top 5 Landscaping Trends To Make the Most of Your Outdoor Living Space

outdoor fireplace with grill and chimneyThe best thing about today’s hottest landscaping trends is that they highlight features that promote thoughtfulness and togetherness. Make your shared outdoor living space the perfect location for year-round fun and relaxation with:

1. Outdoor Fireplaces & Fire Pits

Fire pits and outdoor fireplaces are great for gathering with family and friends and can be the focal point of your outdoor living space or another attractive feature alongside a pool or garden.

Surrounded by comfortable seating, fire pits and fireplaces are perfect for roasting marshmallows on a cool summer night. You can also use your outdoor space year-round by cozying up to stay warm in the fall and winter.

2. Outdoor Kitchens

Efforts to avoid indoor gatherings during the pandemic led many people to host dinners or birthday parties outdoors.

Make the most of an outdoor gathering with a fully functional outdoor kitchen built into your patio stonework with elements such as:

  • Grills
  • Pizza ovens
  • Sinks
  • Counters for prep work
  • Cabinets for storage
  • Refrigerators
  • Ice makers
  • And more

You can even include a bar and dining area for a complete outdoor hosting space.

3. Stonework

A gorgeous complement to outdoor kitchens and fireplaces is custom stonework designed to complement your yard, home’s exterior, and functional and aesthetic goals for your outdoor living space. You can incorporate stonework in the design of your choice into features like patios, paths, and retaining walls.

Stone retaining walls are particularly appealing as they are both beautiful and multipurpose. A retaining wall cuts into a hill or slope to transition between levels and retain soil. This means they prevent erosion and increase the usable flat ground in your yard.

You can use your stone retaining walls to draw attention to specific aspects of landscape design and provide comfortable seating, meaning you can host even more guests.

4. Artificial Turf

Many households added a pet to their family and spent much of their time at home in 2020 and 2021.

Consider installing artificial turf to make your yard more low-maintenance so you can spend less time cutting grass and more time enjoying your outdoor living area with family, friends, pets, and kids.

Add a fence around your new artificial lawn, and occasionally hose the turf down, and you’re free to let the dogs — and the kids — run wild!

5. Native Plants

These days, we’re more aware of our impact on the world around us, and as we curate our outdoor living space, we also want to protect it.

One great way to do this is by incorporating native plants, which draw in local pollinators. They’ve adapted to the local environment, so you won’t need to rely heavily on pesticides or fertilizer.

You can even get easy-care plants and trees like crape myrtles, juniper shrubs, daffodils, and more!

Extend Your Living Space Outdoors With Four Seasons Landscaping

Four Seasons Landscaping is a family-owned and -operated company that offers customized landscaping solutions to fit your needs and desired look.

We provide fantastic customer service and unmatched quality, creating outdoor living spaces that are as useful and enjoyable as they are beautiful.

Call us at (240) 252-4807 or contact us online to experience the Four Seasons Landscaping Advantage and bring these landscaping trends to your outdoor living space in Damascus, MD!

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