outdoor living

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The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recently reported their Top Outdoor Living Trends for 2012.

  • Grills. 97.4 percent of respondents stated that grills are popular.
  • Outdoor living spaces. 91.5 percent said outdoor living spaces were popular, and they associated these spaces with outdoor kitchens and entertainment.
  • Terraces, patios, decks. The most popular outdoor structures were terraces, patios, and decks.


ASLA was founded in 1899 as the national professional association for landscape architects, representing over 17,000 members. ASLA’s mission is to lead, to educate, and to participate in the stewardship, planning, and skilled design of our cultural and natural environments.