Survey: Outdoor spaces, sustainable yards to take root in 2013

Outdoor living spaces and sustainable gardens are expected to rise in popularity this year, according to a survey done by the American Society of Landscape Architects. Patios and fire places will be in demand as homeowners make their backyards more enjoyable, and plantings will need less care. "They want attractive outdoor spaces that are both easy to take care of and sustainable," said Nancy Somerville, CEO and executive vice president of the organization.

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