From creating a space that allows you to be mindful, to cultivating your own food, landscaping trends in Edmonton in 2019 are going to be all about getting away from the everyday rush to be able to relax, spend time with loved ones, and get closer to nature. The outdoor living trend will carry over and grow from 2018, to realize creating unorthodox, exciting ideas that are beautiful additions to your house and are built to last.

This is how we feel you can keep up with the changes as they come:

1. Lo-Fi Gardens

A messy garden can leave the homeowners frustrated and overwhelmed. Considering the busy lives we lead, landscapes would be leading to minimalism and simplifying their gardens in 2019.

Plant perennials would return each year and group them according to their watering needs. Talk to a gardener in your community or a local landscaper with expertise in what plants to choose. Consider removing that messy tree that keeps dropping leaves into your pond, and shrubs that don’t provide any ecological benefits.

Invest in an irrigation system to tend to your plants while you’re away – smart systems that you can control from your phone are all the rage these days.

Choose your hardscaping materials carefully – stones and pavers that wouldn’t require constant attention and repair after short durations, and contained gravel pathways in order to minimize reconstruction there.

2. Turn Living In Your House Into A Vacation

The demand for gardens to be a respite from the household has been consistent over the years and it is going to stay that way in 2019. Gardeners are coming up with unique ways for creating a staycation in the comfort of people’s own backyards.

Thoughtfully designed lighting, investing in good outdoor furniture, setting up weatherproof speakers, and setting up an outdoor kitchen or a fireplace can lend a wonderful, warm ambiance to your space.

Lighting and warm elements add dimension to outdoor living spaces and turn them into a getaway from normal lives. Of course, all these additions should keep it low maintenance.

3. Turning Backyard Structures into Gathering Focal Points

Make sure that the structures present in the garden resonate with a theme, and are central focal points to the entire space. It makes sense to invest in making them beautiful and these are things you would be watching every day.

Ensure that these focal points help in creating a comfortable gathering place for everyone. Trends are changing to have cooking and entertainment being favoured in the outdoor spaces. Salvage materials such as barn wood and iron to create a rustic outdoor fireplace or an outdoor dining pavilion.

And if you’re looking for something modern, a screened-in porch or a gazebo can turn your outdoors into a viewing area for sporting events or the weekly cinema show.

4. Living Healthy Means Eating Healthy

Growing food has never been a new trend. But with the increased awareness about eating healthy, there is a renewed interest in cultivating an organic garden in their backyard. You don’t need acres of land to grow food. A compact garden can yield a surprising amount of food.

Consider adding pots along the porch, hanging planters in front of the kitchen window, utilizing a vertical planter to grow herb. Even a simple kitchen garden looks beautiful while leaving fresh herbs at your disposal.

5. Cultivating Private, Secluded Places

The rush and hustle of life are encouraging people to create quiet spaces around their house to relax, read, or meditate, as mindfulness and decompression becomes a priority. Intimate places tend to be as important as a grand vista.

It could be a simple outdoor yoga room, or a place to meditate, a spa-inspired place to rejuvenate after a long day. Your own backyard can be a great place to unwind.

Be sure to have limited space present, a simple water feature, and surround yourself with lush greenery. Separate the place from the rest of the garden and use an arbour to create a kind of enclosure. You can also employ tall plants to create a screen and evoke a sense of calm.

6. Create Unexpected Delights

The floral design world is seeing an avant-garde movement with unorthodox decorations becoming increasingly popular additions to a backyard.

Unconventional plants, fruits, sticks, or something lavish like a customized fire pit can create something unorthodox that not only makes your backyard unique in itself but also gives you something gorgeous and refreshing to admire. Ultimately, you should get out into the backyard and feel great about it.