7 Gardening Trends for 2017

We're already into the second month of 2017, but that doesn't mean you are too late to start planning your outdoor spaces. This year could be the year you accomplish your gardening goals, and the team at Paradise Landscaping wants to help. By looking at what is trending for landscapes and gardening, you can get an idea of what you would like to see and make it easier to tell us what you want. Here are a few things that you may want to keep in mind as you start working with the best landscapers at the Lake of the Ozarks.

1. Mimicking Nature

There will always be room for landscapes that are either very well manicured or left to have a slightly wilder, natural look. Though, in 2017 you will see natural elements start to make their way into your backyard paradise. Large rocks, boulders, and untouched hedges are going to become more popular.

2. Bold Colors

Vintage, pastel color have been popular in the past, and while they won't disappear altogether - individuals are looking for bright colors, too. When we say bright colors, we mean bright! Brilliant oranges, hot reds, bold yellows, rich purples and even bi-colored versions will be flooding the landscapes this year.

3. Luxury That Comes In Small Packages

The days of large, impressive shrubs and trees in an expansive landscape won't be the only place that you see impressive and luxurious plants. As many homeowners have small lots where their home sits, they are needing to find more creativity in the plants they use - but that doesn't change the fact that they're looking for elegance. Smaller versions of beautiful plants can be found, and your Lake of the Ozarks landscapers are ready to help you design a custom landscape at the Lake of the Ozarks!

4. Adapting to Different Climates

In Missouri, the climate can be as confusing as it is beautiful. Some days in February are 80° while other days in May could be snowing. Because of this, a popular trend will be finding plants that can adapt to many different types of weather. Sometimes you'll want something that can survive drought, while other times, you'll want something that can stand up to cold winters.

5. Potted Plants

Whether it's because you're looking for a clean design, or wanting something that's easy to maintain, a popular trend is for a statement plant to be displayed in a pot. Sometimes this could be a large shrub, other times it could be a beautiful rose bush - no matter what your style, we can help you find the best plants for your planter, and put them in the best locations around your home. 

6. Edible Gardening

Gardens aren't just for looks anymore, as homeowners would also like their plants to help serve a purpose as well. If you would like to incorporate edible items into your landscape, let us know! We can help you create a space that achieves all of your goals. 

7. Color Transformers

Shrubs can hold the backbone of design because they are beautiful all year round. There are some fun conifers that can add some magic to your space as they change colors throughout the year. From the summery green to many rainbows of colors in the winter. We can help you incorporate plants that experience a seasonal shift in color.

Your Lake of the Ozarks Landscape

Now is the time to start planning your dream landscape. At Paradise Landscaping, we work with you to create a space that is equally beautiful and practical. We listen to your desires for your space, and then our landscape designer, Rick Harris, uses his 45+ years of experience to assist you in the creation of your space - whether you want something trendy, classic, or practical. Visit our website to learn more about our services, and don't forget to follow our social media accounts to stay in touch.

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