5 Outdoor Design Trends

Interested in discovering outdoor trends perfect for embracing the joys of summer—and those better suited for a permanent vacation? We polled design professionals to learn which items they’re removing from their own yards this summer and which ones they believe are ready to shine.

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“As a lawn alternative, I suggest using a biodiverse blend of low-growing plants that also support local pollinators,” Rekola says. “Each region has specific plants for this, so it’s not one size fits all.”

For instance, in California, this might include a creeping ground cover like beach strawberries, while in North Carolina it might include a native grass-like wiregrass.

Rekola loves Microclover because it can work in many different environments.

“Microclover is a nitrogen fixer—growing it improves soil nutrients,” Rekola says. “Microclover can also handle foot traffic and doesn’t turn yellow when exposed to pet pee.”

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