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Landscaping in Maryland: 2012 Patio Trends

As the holiday season blows in and out like a winter storm, the New Year is swiftly approaching the horizon. Before saying so long to 2012, though, we’d like to take a moment to remember some of our favorite patio trends this year that contributed to the creation of inviting and functional outdoor spaces.

Colored Concrete

Gaining continual popularity as a versatile material that can take on many different looks, dyed concrete is surfacing as a go-to material for modern patios. Both durable and low maintenance, concrete patios are also economical and are offered in a wide array of patterns and colors. Easily molded into a myriad of shapes, concrete can be formed into tile-like pieces or poured to create a seamless finish. Many homeowners have been opting for concrete in order to have a patio that is stained the same color as their interior floors, so as to create a streamlined look from the inside of your home to the outside.

Fire Pits

More and more, homeowners are choosing to bring the campfire to their own backyards, so they can roast marshmallows and swap stories on a frequent basis. It’s also proven to be a great way to extend the seasonal use of your patio, making it appealing even as the weather turns cold.


Whether for ambiance, safety, or both, the advantages of permanent outdoor lighting sources are being realized by homeowners everywhere. Another means of making the patio space more usable, lights of all varieties make is possible to keep the party carrying on late into the night.

At Lehnhoff’s Landscaping, our landscape designers and expert installers can keep you up-to-date on the best in patio style. As an Interlocking  Concrete Pavement Institute Certified Installer and National Concrete Masonry Association Certified company, we can bring your patio into the now with stunning concrete designs. We also specialize in outdoor lighting and create custom fire pits and fire places to bring some added warmth to your patio space!

To learn more, contact Lehnhoff’s Landscaping by calling 443.921.5789 or visit today!

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2012 outdoor living trends can easily update your patio or deck


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