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According to jkenterprise landscape supplies, these are the landscape trends of this summer, and guess what? Reder agrees!

1. Big & Bold
Loud colors? Check. Bright flowers? Check. It’s all about deep reds, vibrant blues, lush greens and midnight purples. Many analysts note that this is in retaliation to the abnormally cold winter much of the US experienced and homeowners and landscapers are replying to the frigid temperatures with hot colors.

2. Stone Pathways/Driveways
In a previous post, how to incorporate pavers and stone into a driveway redesign was discussed and wouldn’t ya know? It’s a top noted trend for summer 2011. Pea gravel, textured stone and pavers are “all the rage” this summer as many homeowners are choosing to cover up the cracks their driveways suffered from the freezing temps of winter.

3. Converting
Say what? Yes, converting. Converting indoor areas to outdoor areas. Work from home? What about an outdoor home office? Have a part of  a shed or garage not in use? Convert it to an outdoor living area. Homeowners are getting creative with utilizing excess space and many are choosing to bring the great outdoors in.

 4. Eco-friendly and low maintenance
Homeowners are getting wiser about where their dollars go, in much thanks to the recession, and many are choosing to design gardens and outdoor areas that are eco-friendly and relatively low maintenance. Micro-irrigation systems, decorative composts and small gardens are just a few ways homeowners are ensuring their landscaped lawns are aesthetically pleasing to the eye as well as to the environment.

If you are thinking about doing your landscaping, think about these trends!