Gardens: Totally Organic Experiences
Gardens are among the most sought-after outdoor design elements overall, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects’ 2013 Residential Design Trends Survey. The ASLA asked residential landscape architects to rate the expected popularity of outdoor design elements for the year and gardens are a front-runner at 94%. Proof that the local food movement is gaining traction? The survey also predicts an increase in people opting for fruit and vegetable gardens (76.4% popularity) and that organic gardens are becoming more in-demand (up to 65.3% versus 61.2% in the 2011 survey). (HGTV)
Fire Pits are a wonderful and low cost option that can create an intimate destination within your pool and landscape. They are great for entertaining and allow you, your family, and guests to enjoy the beautiful, cool evenings we have in the Springtime in Phoenix.
With the growing popularity of outdoor entertaining spaces, outdoor grills are becoming hot ticket items for outdoor kitchens. The options available for outdoor grilling seem to be limited only by your imagination and budget. From high-end, expensive models that boast all of the bells and whistles to the more humble portable charcoal grill, there is a grill model available to meet virtually any need you may have. Now that the winter chill is starting to melt away, it’s time to start getting ready for cooking outdoors in the perfect weather in spring.
Ramadas and Pergolas
Spring renews the spirit, and it’s time to think about being outdoors. When designing your outdoor living area, it is just as important to define spaces outside as it is inside your home. A pergola or Ramada can be a great way to define either an outdoor living or dining space, as well as add that extra “wow” to your home. Pergolas & Ramadas are the foundation for your outdoor greatroom and can be that one piece that pulls everything together.