Drought brings new Landscaping Paradigm in El Dorado Hills
El Dorado Hills is a growing community in California, with large homes and a commitment to ambiance and decoration. Nearly every homeowner has or wants a beautiful landscape, because the entire city seems to have an eye towards visually appealing and functional outdoor spaces.
As every landscaper knows, landscape design is prone to trends. The warm summers here in El Dorado Hills combined with the need for drought tolerant landscaping have changed what homeowners look for from their landscape design.
What Are The Trends in El Dorado Hills Landscape Design?
According to Mark, owner of Capital Landscape in Roseville/Sacramento: “El Dorado Hills residents seem to prefer function over form. While beautiful grass and plants will always be in season, many more are looking for ways to make their outdoor living space perfect for entertaining with less of a need for water and upkeep.”
Mark identified 3 trends that he noticed with El Dorado Hills landscape design, although he notes “there really is no wrong design. Everything we do is according to your own personal preference and vision. Whether you want a brand new garden or xeriscaping, it’s about your personality not the trends of the city.” Still, recently there have been several popular choices in landscape design including:
-- Outdoor Bars – Outdoor bars seem to be increasingly popular because of the trend towards functionality. Many homeowners want to turn their properties into dining and hosting areas, and an outdoor bar allows the warm El Dorado Hills nights to be enjoyed by friends and family.
-- Xeriscaping – Xeriscaping is the term for drought resistant landscaping, and this has been a trend all over Sacramento – not just El Dorado Hills. The drought has left homeowners scrambling for ways to save water, and Xeriscaping is a strategy that allows for a beautiful landscape design with less upkeep and water use.
-- Ambient Lighting – Finally, many homeowners are investing in lighting installation. Great lighting turns any property into a relaxing, “paradise-esque” property. Lighting can be installed to a current landscape or considered the main feature of new landscape installation, by focusing on the ambiance rather than the specific properties of the landscape.
According to Capital Landscape (www.capitallandscape.com) there is no such thing as a “wrong” way to landscape. It’s about making sure that you’re in love with your landscape, and no trend can control whether your landscape is perfect for you. But the above list does represent some of the trends that are seen in modern El Dorado Hills landscape design. If you’re like to learn more about these trends, Contact Capital Landscape.