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Landscaping Trends in 2020

By Botanical Decorators
January 2, 2020

The start of a new decade is the perfect time to refresh the look and feel of your home, both inside and out. When it comes to your landscaping, the right changes can help to boost curb appeal, increase functionality, enhance safety, and add value. Make the most of your investment with our on-trend design ideas for 2020, courtesy of the talented team at Botanical Decorators.

Call us today to learn more about the benefits of good landscape design or contact us online to arrange for a consultation for expert landscape build and design services for your Maryland, DC, or Virginia area home. 

Smart Technology

Smart technology is integrated into nearly every aspect of daily life, and in 2020 you can expect to see more of it in the great outdoors. One example of how smart technology can enhance your outdoor living experience is with the installation of a retractable screen. Motorized, programmable screens can be used to create an enclosed space with the touch of a button, keeping pests out while allowing clean, fresh air in. Screens can be installed on most doors and windows, with optional sun and wind sensors that automatically adjust as the environment changes for the ultimate in comfort and energy efficiency.

Indoor/Outdoor Living

2020 is all about having it all, with a trend toward bringing the outdoors in, and the indoors out. Soft, comfortable furnishings, throw pillows, outdoor rugs, and luxe tableware give a more intimate feeling to any deck or patio space, and many outdoor fabrics are UV, water, mildew, and fade resistant.

Stress-Free Lawn Maintenance

Spend less time working and more time with family and friends with a low-maintenance lawn. If you prefer the look and feel of real grass, there are options available to ensure your lawn remains manageable and healthy, using aeration in place of harsh chemicals. For a completely stress-free alternative, you may consider installing artificial turf, ground cover, mulch, or a stone patio for a clean, aesthetically pleasing look.

Sleek Lighting

LED lights can help to transform your landscape with a much longer life span than traditional bulbs and less energy usage. In 2020, outdoor lighting will be sleek, minimalist, and linear, casting a bright warm glow on pathways, pool decks, and landscape features, while remaining hidden beneath sidewalks and structures. For a touch of whimsy or glamour, an overhead fixture or outdoor chandelier can have a big impact on your outdoor living space.

Porcelain Tiles

With so many color and style options to choose from, there is a porcelain tile to suit every taste, style, and budget. This material is incredibly durable and versatile, and because it doesn’t absorb moisture like other types of flooring it is the ideal choice in climates where temperatures often dip below freezing as it allows for expansion. The product holds up well under use and won’t show signs of wear in high-traffic areas such as a patio or pool deck, yet has a rich texture that adds a touch of rustic elegance to any space.

Shades of Blue

The Pantone® color of the year for 2020 is classic blue, and you can expect to see various shades popping up in flower beds, window boxes, pots, and hanging baskets throughout the growing season. Grape hyacinth, lobelia, hydrangeas, salvia, and many more options abound and can add an unexpected pop of color around your yard.

Landscape Design-Build-Maintenance in MD, VA & DC

If you are considering upgrading your landscaping or outdoor living space, call the experts at Botanical Decorators at (301) 948-6625 or contact us online today to get started. 


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