Residential Landscape Architecture Trends for 2012

labarge landscape renovationAccording to a survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Residential Landscape Architecture Trends for 2012 “show a preference for an undemanding outdoor space for lots of entertaining.” 

The 2012 trends list was rated by landscape architects from all over the country with a specialization in residential design. They rated the expected popularity of a variety of residential outdoor design elements.

The category of gardens and landscape spaces, with 94.9 percent rating somewhat or very popular, was followed closely by outdoor livings spaces at 91.5 percent, which were defined as kitchen and entertainment spaces. –

Across all categories, grills rated 97.4 percent as somewhat or very in-demand for 2012, right behind grills, low-maintenance landscapes (96.6 percent), fireplaces/fire pits (95.8 percent), and dining areas (95.7 percent). For more information on the 2012 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends, visit

Are you currently considering a landscape renovation for your Cape Cod home? What type of outdoor design elements are you most interested in?


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