FSI Landscape Supply shares their insights on the 2021 desert landscape trend.
(Source: Landscaping trends 2021: The Desert Landscape, published by Techo-Bloc, November 1, 2020, https://blog.techo-bloc.com/landscaping-trends-2021-the-desert-landscape)
Techo-Bloc begins the article by mentioning the overall vision you are creating by incorporating the desert landscape design trend. The desert landscape design is all about creating a natural, zen-like space. You can achieve this desired trend by utilising the natural, earthy colour palette and fine textures with sand and pebbles. FSI Landscape Supply shares, “the desert landscape idea is not a new concept. It ties into another popular 2021 trend, known as the “no grass” trend. As time passes, more homeowners and landscaping contractors choose the minimalistic approach and use various stones to create a unique landscape design. When combining various stones and aggregates, your design is focused on textures and colours which will provide a different aesthetic and earthy style”.
Replace your lawn with a rock garden. As mentioned above, more homeowners are opting for a more minimalistic landscape. Replacing your lawn with stones, rocks, boulders, and aggregates can help establish an environmentally friendly yard space. The desert landscape trend will also reduce yard maintenance and water consumption. Techo-Bloc highlights three essential components before integrating the earthy trend. The three components include: use contrasting rock sizes, play with colours and choose your materials wisely. FSI Landscape Supply expresses, “natural stones come in many sizes, shapes, and colours. Certain stones are more appropriate for a patio area, and some are used for decorative purposes. For example, armour stone is for lining bodies of water. It makes it an excellent choice for pool borders. Flagstone makes an excellent choice for patios, walkways/pathways, or steppingstones. River stones and mica chunks are great for adding a decorative accent and subtle colour. Large boulders can create a unique seating area, while large granite boulders can be used for water features. The possibilities are endless. For more information, visit our blog titled “The many stone varieties for any landscape design” or “Top three decorative landscaping supplies” for some creative ideas and tips.”
Techo-Bloc mentions to create a luxurious landscape, consider incorporating desert plants. FSI Landscape Supply shares, “desert plants are fantastic to go along with your new desert landscape. However, it is advised to consult with a landscaping contractor or landscaping professional to assist you in choosing the best plant life to incorporate into your design. Climate and geographic location will determine care, maintenance, and lifespan. Some seasonal plants are better left in planters; that way, you can interchange them, move them where you would like, and then bring them indoors once the summer season is over”.
In order to create visual contrast, techo-bloc suggests doubling down on texture by using paver stones or large slabs. FSI Landscape Supply agrees, “large stone or stone slabs are best suited for a desert trend to execute seamless contrast. Using a larger stone for pathways or a common area for lounging and dining will prevent a busy and overwhelming look. Large stone slabs can be used for pathways, walkways, steps, and any area that requires a level surface. For example, at FSI, we offer Highland Random Slabs. These slabs are perfect for constructing pathways and many other creative landscapes designs”.
Techo-bloc suggests airy furniture made from natural materials such as wood or wicker to decorate your new landscape. FSI Landscape Supply shares, “as the article mentions, airy furniture would be very complementary to the desert “like” landscape. Stones offering a grounding and heavy aesthetic; therefore, to balance out the design, light furniture would be the best option. However, enjoy your space as you wish, add pieces and features that make you happy and elevate your outdoor experience”.
Are you looking to incorporate the desert landscape trend? Contact FSI Landscape Supply today for all your landscaping materials and supplies.