03/10/2014 08:50 am ET

The Top Outdoor Trends Of 2014 (PHOTOS)

Country Living

The American Society of Landscape Architects recently released the results of its 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey. Landscape architects who specialize in residential design across the country were asked to rate the expected popularity of a variety of residential outdoor design elements for the upcoming year. No shocker: The findings showed that people are looking for low-maintenance design suited for entertaining and relaxing.

Take a look at some of the specific outdoor living features and design elements that respondents rated as the most in-demand for 2014 over at our friends at Country Living.

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