Spring is not that far off and if you've been thinking about revamping some of your outdoor spaces, we've got some info straight from the experts at the National Association of Landscape Professionals.
According to NALP's blog, COVID-19 has driven demand for lawn care and landscape services, as well as affected the supply chain for meeting customer needs. This includes products such as drainage pipes and hardscaping pavers. This might be a reason to go ahead and make your plans early to ensure that you won't be delayed on projects you might be envisioning.
One professional quoted by the NALP said his prediction was that hydrangeas and spireas will be big sellers in 2022. He expects blues, purples, yellows, and whites to be the popular colors this year, and not a lot of reds and oranges.
The longer people remain home, the more commonplace their desire to spruce up the house and landscaping is becoming. The same professional above thinks there is a new realization of how people interact. They want to be home and minimize their exposure and enjoy the people they have on their property.
Per the NALP, there has been a steady stream of customers wanting to extend outdoor seasons with landscape lighting and fire pits. There's also a trend toward low-maintenance plants that provide color through colder weather. This means native plants will thrive as they continue to receive more attention.
Other projects that have risen in popularity have been elaborate pools and installations on the larger scale. One landscape professional surveyed said that fire pits have been installed on almost every job their company has completed.
Outdoor kitchens, pavilions, pergolas, outdoor fireplaces, and fire pits are all features that are expected to remain popular. A professional from the NALP says it's all about the outdoor living spaces and those spaces work to create a seamless transition from the inside to the outside.
Coldwell Banker (2022, Jan. 21). Lifestyle: Top Landscaping Trends for 2022. https://www.coldwellbanker.com/coldwell-banker-wallace-10743c/blog/lifestyle-9/top-landscaping-trends-2022-37443
The Edge, blog by National Association of Landscape Professionals. (2021, Dec. 20). Landscape and Industry Trends for 2022.