Sustainability has become an important part of outdoor and indoor design. People want to save some money on the average amount of water that they use. The entire design of their landscaping will usually be affected by these decisions and others.
People assume that a sustainable landscape always has to be a simple one. It’s true that landscapes that have smaller features and fewer plants might also use fewer resources in general, so there is a connection between this aesthetic and environmental sustainability.
However, the people who are interested in other types of modern landscaping can certainly have a yard with a more embellished appearance, even if they also care about making sure its environmental impact is not too severe. There are relatively large plants that will not use very much water.
People who try to add lots of desert plants to their landscapes will not need to water those areas very frequently, since these are plants that already do not receive a great deal of water in their natural habitats. At the same time, plenty of deserts actually have a fair amount of vegetation, especially in certain areas.
A landscape can be full of vibrant desert plants without using too much water, soil nutrients, or anything else that will need to be replaced regularly. People can add other plants at the same time, creating something of a balance between these different vegetation types.
It’s also possible to make a landscape look like it has lots of characteristics without necessarily filling it with plants. People can find a way to make their landscapes seem more modern without making them plain.
Some individuals might prefer landscapes that do not appear to be overly complicated. Those sorts of designs have been popular for a while, which probably won’t change very much as the years progress.
Many people have become more interested in a landscape that more or less maintains itself. Simpler landscapes usually do not require quite as much maintenance as the ones that seem almost overgrown at times. People will not have as many plants to care for, and those plants will not all have very different requirements when it comes to water, shade, plant nutrients, and overall health.
Adding to a fairly simple landscape with time should also be easy. Landscape designers might struggle with simplifying a more complex outdoor landscape, especially if that area seems to be constructed around certain important features.
They might have to more or less redesign the entire space at one point or another, which could add to the expenses. Most people will want to avoid getting rid of plants that are perfectly healthy. It’s possible to strike a balance and make a landscape that is elegant but not too generic or lacking in detail. When people don’t use lots of plants, they might try even harder to make the ones that they have become more visible. As long as the landscape has some plant life, it usually will not come across as overly artificial at any point.