James Peck Landscape Services knows how important a Backyard is to most families and we can help with Backyard Design Ideas throughout Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, and Hernando Counties.
Top Backyard Design Ideas
Gardens: Totally Organic Experiences
Gardens are among the most sought-after outdoor design elements overall, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects’ 2013 Residential Design Trends Survey. The ASLA asked residential landscape architects to rate the expected popularity of outdoor design elements for the year and gardens are a front-runner at 94%. Proof that the local food movement is gaining traction? The survey also predicts an increase in people opting for fruit and vegetable gardens (76.4% popularity) and that organic gardens are becoming more in-demand (up to 65.3% versus 61.2% in the 2011 survey).
Fire Pits: Burning Up the Charts
The popularity of gardens may seem a bit predictable. The real breakout stars of the ASLA survey are fire pits (like this one built by Carter Oosterhouse) and fireplaces at 97% popularity. They’re so hot, they just edged out our next fiery feature…
Hardscapes: A Lush Landscape’s Perfect Partner
Homeowners and landscaping experts agree: work one or more of the types of hardscape into your backyard for a professionally planned look. Stacked stone retaining walls, paver patios and meandering pathways are just a few of the hottest hardscapes to try. Learn more about these durable outdoor surfaces.
Arbors: Stylish Structures
Arbors are looking especially attractive right now at 83.5% popularity. They’re a romantic touch in gardens, and as this Going Yard example shows, excellent at providing transitions between two spaces.
Container Gardens: The Perfect Small Space Solution
Apartment dwellers, rejoice! You too can enjoy an outdoor space that’s beautiful and provides you with fresh flowers and fruits or veggies — you just have to contain it. Experts anticipate that the popularity of container gardening will continue to rise as food costs increase and more and more urbanites embrace the benefits of going organic.