It’s no secret that your landscape design is crucial when it comes to making your curb appeal look its best. In fact, the home improvement industry is currently worth $394 billion with landscape architecture services bringing in $2.7 billion every year.

If you’re looking to take your landscape design up a notch this season, consider some of the biggest trends for yards in 2020 according to the National Association of Landscape Professionals. The NALP recently released its list of the top landscaping trends for this year including the following:

  1. Remote-controlled irrigation: Smart technology is big right now. It’s only fitting that smart tech is big in landscaping, too. High-tech irrigation systems are expected to trend later this year once the hottest time of the year returns. High-tech irrigation systems allow homeowners to control their lawn’s watering from a smartphone app and online so you can give your lawn just the right amount of water without wasting it.

  2. Blue tones: Jewel tones were some of the most popular colors in 2019. This year, blue is dominating paint forecasters’ choices. Homeowners are bringing rich tones of blue outside and using them in water features, sculptures, and gardens. Plants aren’t safe from this trend, either. Blue fortune, globe thistle, grape hyacinth, and hydrangea are all plants you can expect to see in your neighbors’ gardens this year. The color trend shows a return to simplicity and desire for calming and relaxing tones and textures.

  3. Transitional landscape design: Open concept has been a popular interior design trend in recent years and now landscaping companies are seeing it branch out into homeowners’ yards, too. Transitional designs include sleek, simple, and polished aesthetics with water features and modern fire pits. Native plants that can survive in different climates are also currently trending.

  4. Geometric design patterns: Southwestern design has been making its way into both interior and landscaping design. A growing number of homeowners are incorporating basketweave and lattice designs into the layout of their yards. Ornate tiles are being incorporated into walkways, patios and retaining walls with natural stone, too.

Looking for a landscape designer Los Angeles homeowners trust? Kate Ann Designs has the landscaping design services and hardscape contractors you need to get your yard looking its best. For more information about our landscaping and hardscape design services, contact Kate Ann Designs today.