You might be ready to host garden parties, pool days and barbecues this summer, but is your lawn ready for summer entertaining? Summer is the perfect time to update your outdoor spaces so you can make the most out of your yard all season long. As the weather heats up, so can your landscaping. Here are some of this summer’s hottest landscaping trends.
Brighten things up with native plants
By choosing to fill your lawn with native plants, you’re not only making your lawn look beautiful and lush, but you’re also helping local wildlife. Whether you’re looking for colorful flowers or tall trees that can provide shade, there are plenty of options that will thrive in your local environment. A landscape expert can even advise you about the best native grass for your home. Choosing native plants will enhance your landscape design and can even help cut down on routine grounds maintenance.
Grow on your own
If you want to add more fresh ingredients into your cooking, try growing your own this summer. Growing your own food from seeds can have a lot of surprising benefits. Not only can it help you eat clean, but you’ll also be able to reduce your plastic use by buying less pre-packaged foods. Gardening can also be a fun way to get your kids outside this summer and educate them on where food comes from. You can start simple with a small, contained herb garden or go big with an above ground vegetable garden that won’t require complex drip irrigation solutions. Squash and raspberries can make great additions to your Florida garden!
Combine indoor and outdoor landscaping
Indoor plants have been a growing trend for a while now, but you can also blur the lines between indoor and outdoor landscaping to create a cohesive living space. You can bring the outdoors in by creating an herb garden in front of a sunny window or by incorporating hanging plants by large windows and glass doors. This will allow you to see greenery from any room in your house. Play around with the concept of bringing the indoors outside by setting a cozy space with couches, ample lighting and potted plants.
Highlight a new part of your property
Impress all your guests this summer with a stunning new landscaping feature! You could create a grand entrance with beautiful florals or adorn a gate or the side of your house with sprawling greenery. This trend can help your summer entertaining and last all year long by transitioning with the seasons. More permanent features like rock, can be an aesthetically pleasing addition that also creates a functional outdoor space. Looking for advice on which plants will breathe the most life into your yard or someone to help you landscape design dreams to life? Our team of landscape professionals is here to help guide you through each step of the process.
Give your lawn a little RLC this summer and get ready for all your outdoor events! For over 50 years, the landscape experts at RLC Landscaping have helped homeowners reach their landscaping goals from design and execution to irrigation and quality grounds maintenance. If you’re looking for a quality landscaping partner you can trust, give us a call today at 407-366-5629 or click here to request a quote.