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Want to transform a so-so backyard into a triumph? Turn it into additional living space.The biggest trends in landscape design have more to do with structures that connect inside and outside than with tending greenery
A RECENT SURVEY of the National Association of Landscape Professionals revealed that the zeitgeist of garden design has little to do with botanical cultivation and everything to do with squeezing additional living space out of our yards. When the association asked 1,000 designers and contractors to predict the most influential landscaping trends for 2019, three emerged: pergolas, a framework or archway which delineates if not encloses an area; unpolished metal finishes, which lend an earthy elegance to structures like walls; and multitasking built-ins that make the most of the puny footprint many of us are working with....