Consumer Trends in Outdoor Living

There are few moments of relaxation that can compare to an evening on the patio, looking out at a scenic backyard.

Homeowners take pride in their yards and dedicate a number of resources to creating the outdoor landscape of their dreams.

This passion to create a backyard wonderland does not fade, but trends and tricks used to create the aesthetics vary with the times.

According to the National Association of Realtors, outdoor living rooms, outdoor kitchens and vegetable gardens are among the top home trends buyers have been seeking the past several years.

The American Society of Landscape Architects report in their 2017 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey that 79.3 percent of landscape architects say low-maintenance landscapes are in high demand and 72.7 percent cite reduced lawn area as desirable to consumers.

Sustainable design elements are also increasingly popular as "eco-scaping" grows.