What’s new? What’s on trend? The world of landscaping and exterior design is always changing with new looks, new products and new technology.

One thing that’s big this year is using interior design elements outside. Pick an element that you’ve fallen in love in with inside your home and move it to the outdoors. Perhaps you love that herringbone pattern on your kitchen’s backsplash or that chevron pattern that’s surrounding your fireplace. You can pull that into your outdoor areas in a variety of ways. Use it on your porch furniture, to create a privacy wall, or a pattern for a patio. Traditional indoor materials are also finding their way outside. Porcelain tiles are being used to create patios, walkways and garden paths because of their durability and long life.






Easier landscaping. Native plants have received enormous popularity for their ability to survive throughout all the seasons. And because they are almost always problem-free. Favorite native and problem-free plants in our area include William Penn barberry, Hydrangea, Yaupon Holly, Chinese Holly, Shore Juniper, Leatherleaf Mahonia, and a large variety of Viburnum. These are all recommended by the Virginia Tech Virginia Cooperative Extension. 

Sherwin Williams has announced that the color of the year is Naval, a deep shade of blue that will see itself being carried outdoors. When planting your potted plants, invest in some dark blue pottery and easily bring that color trend onto your deck, patio or porch.










You can also bring that dark blue trend into your exterior with flowers. Some of our favorites are Nikko Blue Hydrangea, Delphinium, Lobelia, Cornflower, Sage and Grape Hyacinth








There are other exciting trends for 2020, but for now we’ll just tempt you with these. Keep following us for more upcoming outdoor trends.