It may not look like autumn around here, but that’s not the case all over the world. And, the best way for the Australian Heritage Homes team to stay ahead of the curve, is to think globally. We’re talking about all of the far corners of the world, no matter what the weather might look like. Snowstorms? We’ve got you covered. Beautiful foliage? Yes, please. Steamy summers in the middle of October? Yep, we know exactly how to deal with them.
We’ve done our research. And we will always continue to do so. The best part? We want to share it with you. So, it doesn’t matter where you live. Today on the AHH blog, we’re discussing the trends that we’re seeing in the autumn of 2019… and what they can mean for you!
Here we go…
We consulted the National Association of Landscape Professionals, also known as NALP, and we know that they’re the experts in this field (landscaping pun intended).
Missy Henriksen is the Vice President of Public Affairs for the organization and she has a few things to say. “Move over mums and classic orange and yellow colour schemes. As homeowners look to extend their time outdoors, they are considering how simple lawn care fundamentals and landscape designs can make an immediate impact on their yard.”
The first trend that Missy and the organization are touting is texture and tones. Mix it up in your landscaping – something that you should do, no matter what the season is – delicate, strong, bold, different colours… have some fun! Get creative. Take a look at your different flowerbeds or even your container gardens, and think of options like cabbage, peppers and even ornamental kales – all totally edible. If you’re not into this idea, you can look at flowers like snapdragons or pansies, so that there are a plethora of colours and textures, no matter where you may be looking. Just make sure that you’re not overdoing it… there’s a method to the madness with any of the best ideas. You want to have some fun, but don’t go overboard. It will only mean that you’ll need to put in extra hours to take care of your plants and flowers.
The next tip works for us Australians, as our temperatures heat up. Let’s head outdoors, and create environments that encourage you to do so! You bought your home for a reason, and we’re guessing that if you have a lawn outdoors, you probably want to make the most of it. So groom it! And enjoy it! And give yourself an incentive to spend time in it! Think about elements like pergolas and fire features. They’ll ensure that any hospitality you offer will be greatly appreciated. While fire pits are more casual, fireplaces outside are eye-catching (in the right kind of way). They’re great for alone time, families, or time spent with someone that’s very special to you.
Finally, get a head of the game. Groom the lawn and the plants that you want to truly succeed when winter is done and the sun comes out to play again.
Questions? Please reach out to the AHH team.