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Over the past few years homeowners have taken landscaping to new heights and 2019 is no exception!  The hottest trends in landscaping are more exciting that ever.  Let’s get inspired by looking at the top new trends for this year:

Small Garden Celebration

Small yards have spurred on a wave of creativity in multifunctional thinking.  Every feature needs to serve multiple purposes.  Deck railings incorporate seating that also provide storage for cushions and the like. Dining tables transform into fire pits for cozy evening entertaining. Partition walls can act as oasis waterfalls framed by a collection of pots housing fragrant herbs and bright annual blooms creating an enchanting and restful setting for family and friends.

Expanding Your Living Outside

Embrace the outdoors thought the latest trend of creating living extensions. These spaces mirror the functionality of indoor spaces but have the added advantage of being outside in the fresh air. Creating spaces using things like outdoor kitchens, daybeds, outdoor showers, sunken lounges and comfy outdoor furniture opens a whole new way of relaxing and entertaining outdoors.

Welcoming Nature

We’ve all heard the new of the declining population of butterflies, bees, frogs and some birds.  Your outdoor space is a wonderful place to give a little back by making plant selections and even redesigning your garden to support local wildlife.  It only takes a little research to learn how your space can support struggling wildlife.  Not only will you feel good about what you’re doing, you more than likely be rewarded through regular visits by colourful visitors taking refuge in your outdoors space…Now who doesn’t enjoy company when enjoying a cool beverage in the garden?

The Magic of Stone

The inviting lure of a stone path winding its way through a beautiful garden – who isn’t tempted to stroll along it to explore a beautiful space?  The latest trend in hardscaping is to mix the look and feel of things like cobblestones that will be used in interesting ways, mixing linear lines with rounded shapes to create texture and distinction of spaces throughout the yard.  Let your creativity and imagination run wild. Use hardscaping to create unique experiences in specific areas of your outdoor space.

A Year-Round Getaway

Make the most of your outdoor space by designing it for year-round use. Work in elements that can be used during the colder seasons such as firepits, stone seating walls and gardens that have beautiful colours and eye-catching textures when all else is dormant. And even if you’re not a fan of the chillier temps you can still create this beautiful winter garden with colours and textures to look at through your picture window while you relax in front of your roaring fireplace.

And it’s never too late to get started… there’s plenty of time to start adding little transitional updates now as you begin to sketch out your design plan.  Need help or more ideas?  We are always here to help you make the most of your outdoor spaces – give us a call!

Thanks for stopping by,

The JRC Team

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JRC Landscaping and Property Management has been creating unique landscape creations for customers in Whitby, Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Bowmanville, Scarborough and the GTA for over 15 years.  We even create custom designs and solutions for our client's cottages!

JRC also provides a full suite of Commercial Landscaping services to our ICI clients.  

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