Landscaping projects are being
driven by two main reasons: To create entertainment spaces and fix yard
problems, according to the Spring
Houzz Landscaping Survey of
more than 4,500 users on theremodeling
56% of home owners
surveyed say they are making updates to improve their yards for entertaining,
and 55% say they are tackling projects to solve drainage issues, shading, and privacy.
Home owners are
turning their backyards into extensions of their home with outdoor kitchens,
and living rooms. The top features they’re including: Patios and decks, BBQ’s,
fire pits, sound systems, and outdoor kitchens, according to HOUZZ.
The survey also found
that home owners are “brightening” up the outdoors with custom lighting. They
are lighting up the deck and patio; paths; tree and shrubs; steps; and
fountains, according to the survey.
Some home owners are
also opting to add a pool to their entertainment spaces. Pools are the most
popular in the South, while home owners in the West are most likely to include
a hot tub, according to the survey.
The majority of home
owners are also dressing up their outdoor spaces with eco-friendly choices for
their yard, such as:
Green lighting: Of the two-third of home owners who said they were updating the
lighting in their yard, the majority were going green with LED lighting and
solar-powered lighting. o
Native plant choices: More home owners are selecting plants that are native to their
region, but are also motivated by choosing vegetation that could reduce lawn
Lawn alternatives: Traditional lawn remains the most popular but alternatives are
growing, particularly in certain regions like the South and West. More home
owners in the South are choosing mondo grass while those in the West are
choosing artificial lawns to curb water bills. o
Gardens:Nearly two-third of home owners surveyed say they are growing
edibles in their yard, with herbs the most popular choice, followed by
vegetables and fruit trees.
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