2019 Trends


by Lanson B. Jones & Co.

It’s 2019 and as we like to say, “New year, new landscape!”

Every year, new trends emerge that promise to be the ‘next big thing’ for your home, we’re here to guide you through the noise and help you choose the best trends to bring a little extra oomph to your outdoor spaces. Keep scrolling for some of our favorite 2019 landscape design trends for your garden.

I can’t believe it’s not ‘real grass’

Synthetic lawn is quickly becoming a popular alternative to live grass. There are many benefits to incorporating synthetic lawn into your home’s landscape design; the aesthetic value alone can make this clean, chic, and low-maintenance alternative worth the investment.

Whether you want to create an ‘area rug’ to tie your outdoor rooms together or are looking for an easily maintained alternative to grass, a synthetic lawn is a perfect fit. This alternative material is THE choice for those who want the look and feel of the perfect lawn, without having to put in the hard work.

Did you know synthetic lawn is both pet and eco-friendly? This lush year-round material doesn’t require watering or fertilizer through-out the year, and you won’t have to worry about man’s best friend turning your backyard into a mud pit. Not to mention, picking up after your pups will be a breeze; we suggest using a polyethylene or polypropylene lawn to assist with drainage, and an anti-microbial coated sand infill to disinfect and deodorize.

Synthetic lawn comes in a variety of colors, textures, and lengths to fit your landscaping needs, so the possibilities are virtually endless.

A piece of history

 Reclaimed wood as an outdoor element is new to the scene in 2019. This trend is the result of a passion for sustainability and for preserving the beauty of our heritage and architectural history. For years, we’ve seen this unique material used for flooring, accent walls, and furniture, now we’re incorporating it into landscapes with unique fencing, decks, and outdoor accent pieces that will add a natural texture to your home’s landscape.

Landscape architecture

In this backyard, we utilized reclaimed wood with a bespoke step-down and elevated benches to create a touch of natural softness in this client’s contemporary outdoor space.

Incorporating reclaimed wood into your landscape will create a truly unique garden that you can enjoy for years to come.

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Light your outdoors smarter

 Imagine your driveway lights turning on to welcome you as you arrive home for the day or adjusting the ambiance at your next garden party; yup, there’s an app for that.

Outdoor lighting can transform your home’s unique features by enhancing patios, walkways, pools, and gardens, and now it’s even easier. Smart lighting systems are a wonderful way to increase your property’s value, as well as provide a welcoming ambiance that can be custom tailored to your style and vision.

Incorporating smart outdoor lighting can also provide an additional level of security to your home. Many systems now come with options to control when and where the lights come on, change colors, and dim or brighten the lights to suit the mood, all from the palm of your hand. Smart lighting systems are increasingly becoming easy to use allowing you to remain security conscious while maintaining an elegantly lit landscape.

We hope you have a wonderful 2019 and look forward to helping you with your next outdoor design project.

Call us today at 713-667-0709 to speak with one of your landscape professionals about how we can spruce up your home’s landscaping.

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