Earlier this year, Matt Leacy, founder and creative director of Landart Landscapes, forecast these 5 landscaping trends as the hottest for 2018. If you need inspiration for your garden makeover, consider these ideas.

Fire Pits

Fire pits are a popular outdoor feature because they are both stylish and multifunctional. When the evenings start to cool, a fire pit will keep you warm, generate light and create a relaxing atmosphere. Some fire pits can also function as tables.

Outdoor Rooms

Australians have always enjoyed an outdoor lifestyle, so it’s no surprise that outdoor rooms are becoming more popular. Outdoor rooms are functional like their indoor counterparts. Consider –

  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Lounges and comfy furniture
  • Televisions
  • Outdoor shower

Strip Lighting

Try adding strip lighting under steps and benches to create a peaceful ambience and compliment existing structures.

Interesting Plants

Think architectural plants to add impact. Some examples include:

  • Succulents
  • Cactus Plants
  • Agave Americana
  • Blue Cactus
  • Cordylines
  • Yuccas

Texture In Flooring

Textured floors are coming back into fashion.

“We expect to see different stones being used for flagging and cobbles to break up large areas. There are lots of exciting new stones on the market including different variations on porphyry, limestone and granite.”

Landscaping in Shepparton

Ready to makeover your garden? Contact your local landscaping business in Shepparton – Goulburn Valley Sprinklers & Landscaping. Lawns, planting, trimming and pruning, mulching and hardscapes are all part of our services.