Pittsburgh’s Best Landscaping Ideas and Trends for 2022
Maximizing Available Space
When it comes to landscaping trends, often overlooked is maximizing available space. Although many of our clients possess large properties with plenty of space for the wildest of their landscaping dreams, space is always a hot commodity. Making use of all that is available means maximizing the amount of landscape design you are able to fit in. There are many ways to do that, including vertical planting. The less ground space your plants take up, the more space for more material. Try to use plants that grow vertically, rather than horizontally, and with placement, they can even provide privacy. Containers are another great way, as plants can be added atop hardscapes and other non-organic sites. The greater the amount of space available, the more 2022 landscaping trends you will be able to integrate into your property.
Outdoor Entertainment Spaces
In light of the recent pandemic, people are spending more time outdoors, especially at their homes. The ability to host in the backyard of your home is a fantastic amenity, and these entertainment spaces can be created with a combination of multiple landscaping elements. In order to host, you need a hardscaped back patio, as well as plant material to accent. Lighting always helps, as does the addition of decorative rock to complement the greenery. Furthermore, seating is always required, so everyone can have a good time.
Low Maintenance and Sustainability
With how prevalent climate and environmental issues have become in the past year, one trend that is sure to make the transition from 2021 to 2022, is an effort to minimize the environmental effect of our landscaping. This means utilizing native plant and landscaping materials that require fewer resources to acquire and maintain. Native plant material will also attract more local wildlife, supporting everything from butterflies to bees. Livening up your landscape, and doing your part as a citizen, this trend is here to stay.
Boulderscaping: Locally Sourced
In terms of local trends, if you are looking to add a touch of Pittsburgh to your landscape, using boulders that Dream Greener sources from local quarries are a great way. With a wide variety of shapes and sizes, you can be very creative in your design. Adding boulders atop the decorative rock, standalone in your yard, or even in a cohesive rock garden are all viable design options. If this is something you would like to look into in 2022, don’t be afraid to give Dream Greener a call!
Dream Greener Lawn & Landscape is led by a staff of service experts, each with ten years or more of professional experience, focused exclusively on lawn care & maintenance, landscaping, and snow & ice management. Locally owned and operated, we are proud to serve the greater Pittsburgh area. Give us a call today at (412) 835-1035.