Backyard Design Trends from Arizona Sod Experts

Backyard Design Trends Edible Garden

If you’ve recently found yourself itching for a new backyard, you’re not alone. Here at West Coast Turf, our Arizona sod pros are always looking for the next big thing in landscaping so that we can provide our customers with a forward-thinking approach to designing their perfect lawn.

With Spring right around the corner, now is the ideal time to start prepping your lawn for the coming months. Whether you’re looking to add some new plants to your garden or accent with some new colors around your house, now is the best time to freshen up your landscape with some new décor!

To help you get started, we’ve compiled the top 5 backyard trends that are sure to spring into style this year. One or more of these styles, along with new turfgrass from West Coast Turf, will surely help to bring your backyard into the new year.

Top 5 Trends in Backyard Design for 2017

Creating an Edible Garden

Mainstream sustainability is definitely trending. In response to the no-waste food movement many homeowners are beginning to grow their own fruits and vegetables. Mixing in edible vegetation with your existing ornamental plants is a great way to refresh your garden and it’s easy to get started. Start by planting some perennial herbs, such as basil or sage, around your garden and then let your green thumb take you where it may.

Using Quality Natural Materials

The always natural DIY look is starting to spread into the backyard part of the home. Homeowners are being to gravitate towards an organic look and feel. That’s why native, low-maintenance grasses, like the West Coast Native Bentgrass, are beginning to grow in popularity as well.

Bringing the Indoors, Outdoors

Create a permanent living space outdoors thanks to new fade-resistant, waterproof fabrics. The living room can now be outside when you create an area to relax, host friends and enjoy family time. Making the backyard multi-functional is the best way to spend more time enjoying the outdoors.

Accenting with Color Blocking

Stolen from women’s fashion, color blocking can be used in the backyard too and it’s starting to make a splash in outdoor design. One way to create this look is by using natural pavers as a border around or a walkway through your warm-season grass.

Mixing the Old with the New

It’s finally ok to mix styles in both your home and in your backyard! Homeowners are no longer sticking to one type of style, whether it be modern or traditional, with their landscape décor. So, don’t be afraid to keep some of your traditional looking lawn while you’re creating the new one.

Make 2017 the year your backyard dreams come true with a yard that will have all the neighbors envious of you. We can’t wait to see what your lawn looks like! Be sure to share your before and after pictures with us on Facebook and tell us which trend inspired your lawn.