In a recently conducted survey of landscape architects by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), rainwater/graywater harvesting is predicted to be a top feature for 2016 in residential landscapes. The functional landscape takes center place with nine out of 10 of the top trends in what landscape architects expect to be popular for residential landscapes.
Landscape architects were asked to rate the expected popularity of a variety of residential outdoor design elements in 2016. The survey was fielded February 4 through February 18, 2016, with 803 responding.
“Water issues are hot topics for many communities, and many people are turning to landscape architects for creative green infrastructure solutions,” says Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, executive vice president and CEO of ASLA. “Sustainable residential landscape architecture, if part of a broader integrated site design, can dramatically reduce water usage and stormwater runoff over the long term while creating a healthy residential environment.”
Survey blog post: https://www.asla.org/land/LandArticle.aspx?id=48071
NewTerrain March 2, 2016.