With warmer weather upon us and summer just around the corner, it’s time to get that garden set up for those hot summer days. If you’re looking to add a new design or a bit of eye-catching flair to your garden this year, here are the top four landscape trends that will be heating up this summer in Ottawa:
The Cottage at Home
What Canadian doesn’t love the thought of escaping to the cottage during the summer? Well why not create that little oasis in your own backyard? If that summer getaway just isn’t as practical as it used to be, you can bring the luxury of summer vacation to the comfort of home by opting for a pool, a hot tub, outdoor bar, or even creating a safe space for a fire pit. There will something for the family to enjoy right at home.
There’s nothing quite as hot right now as having a sweet little veggie garden in your own backyard. Whether it’s a simple herb garden or an abundance of veggies, creating a space to grow and harvest some of your own food can be one of the most rewarding activities. It gives you some exercise, keeps you busy and outside, and best of all, lets you reap the benefits for yourself and family to enjoy.
Soothing Sounds of Water
Whether it’s a simple fountain or a pond, having the presence of water to enjoy in your landscape can offer that soothing relaxation during those warm summer nights. You can place it as a feature piece with chairs gathered around or tuck it away as a subtle addition to the beauty of your garden.
Shaded Dining Space
While basking in the sun is great, it’s also a great idea to create an area that is sheltered from the sun and can be used for outdoor dining. You can create a shady shelter area with the addition of romantic lighting that will create a fun and cozy ambience when you’re dining under the stars or having your friends over for a late night get together.
Summer will be here before you know it! So get out and start planning what your outdoor project will be. It always helps to consult with a professional landscaper if you’re looking to spruce up your green space and add a little flair. If you want to create that welcoming, eye-catching space, use these hot summer trends for 2016 to give you some inspiration for making your landscape look great.