Last year, using vibrant colors to create iridescent shades of a flower meadow was extremely popular. The next trend was vertical gardening. The basics of landscape design have not undergone significant changes. Texture, color, shape, line, and scale remain important factors in design. The visual arrangement of elements creates a sense of coziness, peace, and comfort.
In the 2020th year, it is popular to maximize the benefits and hide the disadvantages of the garden. A small area requires a combination of beauty and visual space. A large area can contain comfort and relaxation spots as well as paths for walking. Additional decor elements like a flowering arch that leads to a small garden with a reading bench are also in trend. Here is a list of seven modern trends in landscape design in 2020.
1. Vertical gardening
Making vegetation of fences, hedges, and walls allow you to give the garden additional decoration. Vertical gardening can hide imperfections and optimize a small area at the same time. The popularity of vertical gardening doesn’t lose relevance in 2020.
2. Outdoor space for entertainment and relaxation
Many people use their private territory for leisure activities like meeting with friends, games with children, barbecues, and picnics. The landscape design is aimed at creating comfortable conditions. You can easily create rooms under the open sky. Install some furniture like a sofa, armchairs, and table. A roasting pan can be used for both cooking and heating in the evening. The glass canopy can become a great reading room with bookshelves and cozy chairs.
3. Organic gardening
Landscaping trends are aimed at lower energy costs, reuse, and rehabilitative gardening. Greenhouses and gardens with organic products can be installed in every yard. Vegetables and fruit that were grown in such gardens are becoming the subject of discussion on social networks of various celebrities and bloggers.
4. Gardening of roofs and balconies
The popularity of the idea extends beyond private courtyards and summer cottages. Landscaping is becoming popular among the owners of city apartments as well. They started to expand and decorate with greens the space of balconies. Moreover, some people create and upgrade a rooftop patio. The place of rest is complemented by greenery that is unpretentious to care and climate change.
5. Joint planting of companion plants
The main principle of this trend is to determine the beneficial neighborhood between vegetables, trees, flowers, and bushes. For example, some plants can attract insects and birds that feed on pests. The combination of different plants is quite popular in 2020.
6. Minimalism and economy of electricity
Reducing costs without losing the beauty and convenience of the backyard remains the main trend in landscape design. Due to competent lighting, the garden promotes rest and relaxation in the evening.
Budget optimization is based on the point arrangement of luminaires, the use of energy-saving lamps, and the automation of the supplied voltage. However, it is better to plan the decorative lighting made together with the designer. This will help you avoid unnecessary expenses for fixing errors in the future.
7. Using a dark color palette
The bright colors used in painting fences and walls distract from the overall visual concept of the site. However, it is important to provide a harmonious combination of plant, decorative elements, and real estate. Over time, the colors fade because of climate change and sunlight.
As a result, you will need to perform restoration (that can be quite expensive) because the harmony and brightness of the color palette are lost. The idea of designing a summer cottage or the territory of a private house is simple. It consists of using less bright shades of paints and materials, with the expectation of their aging and fading in the future.