Survey reveals top ten design trends in residential landscaping

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2016 / PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE / - Sustainable design is a major trend in residential landscaping, according to the 2016 Survey on Residential Landscape Architectural Trends conducted by American Association of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The number one trend (rainwater harvesting / domestic sewage) reflects growing consumer demand for residential landscapes that, in addition to being beautiful, save water.

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Landscape architects were asked to rate the expected popularity of various elements of residential exterior design in 2016. The survey was conducted from 4 to 18 February 2016 and 803 professionals responded.

Respondents expect the increased demand for living outdoor spaces that are environmentally sustainable, reduce costs of the water and do not require excessive maintenance.

Here are the ten main types of projects with the highest expected demand:

Rainwater harvesting / domestic wastewater - 88% Native plants - 86% Native plants / Low Maintenance Landscapes - 85% Permeable Paving - 77% Fire Pit Fires - 75% li> Vegetable / food producing orchards (vineyards, vineyards, etc.) - 75% Rain gardens - 73% Drip irrigation / water efficiency - 72% Reduced lawn area - 72% "Water issues are very important to many communities, and many people are looking for landscape architects capable of delivering environmentally friendly creative creative solutions," Somerville said. "Sustainable residential landscape architecture, when part of a larger comprehensive on-site design, can drastically reduce water consumption and runoff water from storms over the long term, while generating a healthy residential environment." < Among the three most popular outdoor design elements are fireplaces (75%), lighting (67%) and wireless / Internet connectivity (66%).

The list of landscape and garden elements with the highest expected demand includes native plants (86%), low maintenance landscapes (85%) and vegetable / food producing orchards (75%). The most sought after sustainable design elements include pergolas (51%), pallets (47%), gazebos (44%) and trellises (44%). mechanisms for rainwater harvesting / household wastewater (88%), native / adapted drought resistant plants (85%) and permeable paving (77%).

The most popular outdoor recreation facilities for 2016 include sport courts (41%), spa-type elements (40%) and swimming pools (36%).

If you want more landscaping ideas for your home and find a professional in your area visit www.asla.org/residentialinfo.

Exterior Design Elements

Classifieds according to expected popularity order for 2016

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Outdoor recreation facilities

Ranked according to expected popularity order for 2016

Sports fields (tennis, > Spa items (hot tubs, whirlpools, whirlpool tubs, indoor / outdoor saunas) - 40%
Pools - 36%
Labyrinths - 11%

Elements

Native plants - 86% of low maintenance landscapes - 85%
Producing gardens of plants / food (vineyards, vineyards, etc.) - 75%
Rain gardens - 73%
Desert landscaping or dry gardens - 68%
Organic gardens - 64% / vertical gardens - 61%
Roof gardens - 55%
Decorative water elements (decorative pools, fountains, chapoteaderos, waterfalls, caves, tunnels or water bubblers) - 46%
Arroyos / riachuelos - 29%

Classifieds according to ord in expected of popularity for 2016

Pergolas - 51% of decking - 47% - Gazebos - 44% - Trellis - 44%
Porches - 40%
Accessible Structures ADA (ramps, bars, shelves, etc.) - 38% - Pavilions - 33%
Sets (tree houses, swings, etc.) - 31% - 28%
Gazebos - 24%

Classifieds according to expected popularity order for 2016

Gathering rainwater / domestic wastewater - 88%
Native plants / drought resistant - 85%
Pervious paving - 77%
Drip irrigation / water efficiency - 72%
Reduced lawn area - 72%
Recycled materials - 61%
Solar Energy Lamps - 56%
Compost Containers - 45%
Geothermal Energy-Efficient Pools - 28%

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