With the new year and decade, comes new ideas and designs. 2020 is here and the landscaping game is changing. We’re going to kick this year off with a blog that looks at the trends we think are going to take off this year. Our Melbourne concrete contractors saw some great stuff in 2019, but if you held out that backyard redesign for the new year, you’re going to want to check out these following trends for some inspiration!
Sustainability is absolutely the future. So, whether it’s a small patch or a fair chunk of your garden, a veggie garden is something you should definitely look into. Not only is this an eco-friendly and green approach to things, but it’s also a good hobby to get into. If you have kids, then that’s even better as they can learn about planting different vegetables and nurturing them as they grow.
If done properly, you can also make sure that it matches the rest of your backyard to keep up aesthetics. The other bonus of a veggie garden is that you save money since you won’t have to be buying your own vegetables.
Outdoor lighting is one of those elements that can change the whole mood of a yard. It can really transform it into a magical landscape. As concrete contractors in Melbourne, we feel as if we’ll be seeing a lot more elaborate and distinctive light fixtures this year.
With outdoor lighting becoming smart, the possibilities have become even larger. You can create some pretty fantastic effects with lighting, whether they’re suspended or combined with water features or even just neon lighting strips around plants. You can program little light shows to entertain guests or the kids and set your lights to operate to a certain routine.
Night lights are definitely the way of the future and something our Melbourne concrete contractors believe will be a hot number in 2020. So, whether they’re smart or old fashioned, it’s definitely worth checking them out.
Outdoor living spaces
Moving your living room (or replicating it) outdoors is fantastic because it makes you feel like you’re on holidays – especially in the warmer seasons. Whilst this would predominantly be in your backyard, not everyone has the luxury of a backyard. But luckily there are things you can to in an apartment or townhouse as well.
Larger balconies and rooftops can also make great living spaces. Of course, we’re not just talking about a couple of chairs, but a table and some lounges as well if the area is large enough. Rooftops especially are great for this as they can offer incredible views and usually have room enough to entertain guests. You can also consider a garden rooftop – which is becoming increasingly popular.
Wood and concrete
The combination of concrete and natural finish wood decking and other features is a trend that will flourish in this new year. This gives a great contrast to your backyard and with the wooden decking you’ll also have some space to put furniture on. There’s a bit of landscaping work involved with wood decking but it’s all worth it in the end.
Australia is a very dry and arid country. We were never meant to have green grass and it can be such a hassle to maintain sometimes. It grows quite rapidly when it gets rain, or it dries out quickly in the sun. This is why we think fake grass is something more and more people will start to adopt in 2020.
There’s little to no maintenance required with fake grass and it always stays green. The only downside is that you can’t grow anything out of it – so if you’re looking to have a flowerbed, maybe don’t put fake grass all over your backyard.
Looking for concrete contractors in Melbourne?
There are a lot of great and exciting trends that we can look forward to seeing in 2020, and some of them won’t even be costly. No matter what your backyard landscaping plans are, Prestige Concrete Services have you covered. We specialise in concrete services and solutions across Melbourne. Our experienced contractors will work with you to realise your dream, giving you the backyard you’ve always wanted.
If you’d like to get in touch with our Melbourne concrete contractors to find out what they can do for you, then please give us a call on 0411 440 157. You may also contact us via the enquiry form found on our website.