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Summer Is A Fine Time For Landscape Design in Northern Virginia

Ah, summer.

The season of garden-fresh vegetables, and grilling on the patio with friends.

The season of quiet reflection beside a bubbling fountain; of watching children as they jump from stone to stone along the path through your backyard.

In whatever way you choose to spend, summer is the season for being outdoors.

It’s now you start thinking of how you can spruce up the backyard for your granddaughter’s wedding at the end of June, or the big Fourth of July party you’ll throw.

Now is the time to call Grigg Design:

For all of your landscape & hardscape, design and build projects in northern Virginia, the family-owned Grigg Design is the expert, and we’re listening to the experts.

An industry survey has revealed latest residential landscape design trends.

It’s all about sustainable, and low-maintenance design in 2015. According to the 2015 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey, conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the most popular design elements were those that demanded ecological sensitivity: to preserve the environment, conserve water, and reduce landscape maintenance.

ASLA expects the following project types to be among the most sought-out landscape, and hardscape designs for 2015:

  • Native plants (85 percent)
  • Native/adapted drought-tolerant plants (83 percent)
  • Food/vegetable gardens (79 percent)
  • Fire pits/fireplaces (78 percent)
  • Low-maintenance landscapes (78 percent)
  • Permeable paving (77 percent)
  • Drip/water-efficient irrigation (74 percent)
  • Rain gardens (74 percent)
  • Lighting (72 percent)
  • Rainwater/graywater harvesting (71 percent)

“Consumers care about designed landscapes that are attractive, easy to take care of and eco-friendly,” said Nancy Somerville, Honorary ASLA, executive vice president and CEO of ASLA. “The survey shows that homeowners increasingly see opportunities to improve the environment right in their own backyard.”

There are projects, and then there are amenities.

Among those who seek out the work of landscape and hardscape design enthusiasts such as Grigg Design is well know around northern Virginia for, survey respondents indicated to ASLA that after sustainability in terms of importance ranked amenities.

But what amenities, specifically?

  • Fire pits/fireplaces (78 percent)
  • Lighting (72 percent)
  • Grills (63 percent)
  • Outdoor furniture (63 percent)
  • Seating/dining areas (63 percent)
  • Wireless/internet connectivity (60 percent)
  • Planters, sculptures, garden accessories (55 percent)
  • Counter space (53 percent)
  • Outdoor heaters (46 percent)
  • Stereo systems (45 percent)
  • Movie/TV/video theaters – 38 percent)
  • Utility storage (38 percent)
  • Sinks (37 percent)
  • Refrigerators (35 percent)
  • Outdoor cooling systems (including fans) (29 percent)
  • Showers/baths (27 percent)
  • Hammocks (20 percent)
  • Bedrooms/sleeping spaces (9 percent)

Interested in designing, and installing a rainwater garden, or an outdoor patio perfect for sitting, and sipping, and dining? Call northern Virginia’s landscape, design, and build experts: Grigg Design.

This annual survey conducted by ASLA was redesigned for 2015, and a new methodology for clearly ranking the popularity of different types of landscape projects was introduced.

Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 15,000 members in 49 professional chapters and 72 student chapters. Landscape architects lead the stewardship, planning, and design of our built and natural environments; the Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education, and fellowship.

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