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Posted by: Erika Green on May 11, 2016
As spring shifts to summer, people are eager to get outside and start enjoying their backyards. For some, this may include simply dusting off old lawn furniture, spreading mulch and mowing the grass, while others are more interested in creating a space to entertain and earn the envy of neighbors. If the latter sounds like you, these three trends will inspire you to get started this weekend.
Bring the Inside Out
The days of picking up a new patio set, firing up a grill and calling it a makeover are over. Now outdoor spaces are considered an extension of the home – both in square footage and style. With endless options for outdoor creations, you can take it to a whole new level with the likes of custom fire pits, pergolas, custom seating, LED lighting and full kitchens.
According to Marketresearch.com, “when it comes to designing an outdoor space, the overall colors, textures, sights, and sounds are important. Natural colors, such as those of rock, brick, and concrete continue to be popular. In addition, a number of hardscaping products, such as pavers and ready-mix concrete, are being manufactured in a wide range of colors and styles to suit a variety of different tastes and design aesthetics. Landscape lighting not only extends the amount of time that these spaces can be used, but also highlights architectural features, monuments, and plants during non-daylight hours.”
In order to properly level the ground for your new patio, whether you’re using pavers or concrete, consider renting a Boxer 320 Compact Utility Loader. This compact piece of equipment is easy to use and can be delivered right to your home through the Compact Power Equipment Rental App or VIP Onsite Delivery Service.
Maintenance Free Gardens Grow in Popularity
As many parts of the country continue to battle severe droughts and cities restrict water usage, landscaping that requires less irrigation is becoming increasingly important and will continue to be a major trend in 2016. If you live in these regions or experience extremely hot summers, consider “drought-tolerant plants” and synthetic turf to reduce water use and limit upkeep. With this type of landscape you’ll spend more time enjoying it with your family and less time worrying about maintaining it. If you’re looking for alternative solutions to keep your yard in top shape, check out what HGTV.com has to say here.
Double Duty Gardening
The farm to table trend is key right now in the restaurant and food industry and we’ll see that carry over into our backyards this year too, according to HGTV.com. Fresh fruits and vegetables will not only have their place in the garden, but blended gardens will be used even more.
One of these trends calling your name? Connect with your local Compact Power Equipment Rental team to see how we can help. Whether your landscaping project can simply be completed over the weekend or is more involved, we have equipment rental options available for you.
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