2023 Gardening and Landscaping Trends

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Gardening and landscaping can create tranquil, pleasant outdoor spaces for homeowners. When deciding how to create the garden or landscaping layout of your dreams, it is important to remain current with relevant trends. Let’s look at some significant gardening and landscaping trends to know.

Low Carbon and Local Plants

Climate-conscious homeowners are less likely to spend large sums of money transporting plants from across the world or country and are more likely to choose native plants. These plants are already adapted to the homeowner’s environment, requiring less upkeep and resources, which creates a more sustainable way to grow a garden.

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Artificial Grass

Many homeowners want their gardens or yards to look neat but don’t want to spend the energy and/or resources to care for live grass. Artificial grass is a common solution. Artificial grass means less puddling, no grass stains in the home, a drastic reduction in upkeep, and year-round green color. Many use turf for their yards to create immaculate landscapes free of the burdens of living grass. 

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Japanese-Influenced Gardens

The trend of Japanese-influenced architecture and design also extends to the world of landscaping and gardening. Homeowners around the country are chasing the serenity and tranquility of the Japanese style. Some do so by adding stone gardens, others by adding bodies of water with small bridges. The three essential elements of a Japanese garden are stone, water, and plants.


Stacked Gardens

We live in a world where space comes at a premium, particularly in big cities. Many gardeners are maximizing their yards or outdoor spaces by creating vertical gardens. Ferns, succulents, air plants, and herbs can all grow comfortably when stacked on top of each other. Also, many homeowners love the maximalist look of these gardens.

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Bee-Friendly Gardens

We have all heard by now about the climate issues impacting the global bee population, and many homeowners are taking action. In recent years, homeowners have been stepping up to combat this issue by creating bee-friendly gardens. They avoid bee-killing pesticides, have a diverse garden with varieties of plants that attract bees, and include certain weeds, such as dandelions, in their yards and gardens.

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Drought-Proof Plants

The rise of drought-proof plants is another trend related to the global climate crisis. Many homeowners are now turning to plants that don’t need a significant amount of water. Not only is this because many regions have had substantial droughts over the past few years, but also because water is a valuable resource, and conserving it when possible is an environmentally conscious decision to make.

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