Landscaping Trends for Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky in 2015

Believe it or not 2015 is just around the corner! It’s a good time to think about how to spruce of the your landscaping and outdoor entertaining areas for the new year. Check out these following trends as you look to add so pizzazz to your outdoor areas. 

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Water Features

From fountains to water walls to serene ponds, water features are super hot for 2015. The sound of water is soothing after a bad day at work and it can block out traffic noise and neighbors, while attracting birds and butterflies! There are water feature solutions for every landscape and budget.

Bring the Indoors Outdoors

Gone are the days of concrete patios and aluminum folding chairs.  Make your outdoors an entertainment spot with an outdoor kitchen, stone counters, pergola, and a fireplace!

Planting With Privacy In Mind

Maybe this means a collection of container plants on the deck or a fence covered in ivy.  Maybe it’s a new mix of trees, shrubs and perennials.

Go Native with Your Plants

Plants that have adapted to your area will grow well and look  good in your garden without so much elbow grease.  Your doing this all to relax…remember!

Lighting Your Garden

Outdoor lighting can highlight your garden, pool, walkways, entry way and more. Lighting fixtures cast light on the path while others nestle in the garden bed, highlighting your best plants.

Edible Gardens

Blended gardens that include edibles and ornamentals side by side is the new trend and they offer a harvest of fruit, vegetables and herbs while providing intriguing, energized beds for everyone else to look at. Tomato plants and roses play night together. Raspberry bushes in your cutting garden would be a great addition. Spice of the your garden with some chili peppers!

Bringing Nature to You

To attract the birds, don’t forget water. Try a bird bath or a mini pond in a basin. Birds prefer shallow water, so keep the depth to three inches or less. To attract butterflies, plant wild basil since it’s one of their favorite nectar plants. Violets are many butterflies’ top choice to lay eggs on and  they will feed the caterpillars when they hatch.

Outer Image can design and build a great outdoor spaces that your family and friends can enjoy all year ’round.  

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