Every new year brings new ideas and fun trends. With the pandemic, homeowners focused on their homes and made usable living space out of their yards. Now it’s a new year, and new trends are just waiting to catch your fancy. One of the biggest things to look out for is that homeowners want a connection with the outdoors. That is the one factor driving the trends currently, and it will be well into the future. However, some homeowners are still looking for a more modern approach. Here are the landscaping trends that will take over in 2023.
People are looking for ways to be eco-friendly. They want sustainable materials that last a long time and that they have to deal with a lot of maintenance. That these natural stone paths are so popular. They give off a rustic and serene vibe that breaks up the lawn in an intriguing way. You can choose from many different types of stone, like sandstone, porcelain, granite, or limestone. Broken stones are also very trendy, as they look more natural.
Meadows, Not Lawns
A well-tended lawn will never go out of style. It’s neat and tidy, and there is nothing wrong with that. However, many homeowners are turning away from the traditional mowing and weeding of lawn care and going with a more natural look. Meadow gardens have lots of pollinating plants and resist drought. They can be home to local wildlife and provide a beautiful backdrop of foliage and flowers. There are no rules. Anything goes, and you no longer have to be held to the strict standard of mowing every two weeks or more.
We all want to be on vacation, but people have learned to have a holiday on their own property. Your yard can be a space for relaxation and rejuvenation without having to leave the comfort of your own home. You can install whatever you like, from a backyard fire pit, a pizza oven, and a fountain. Flowers in your refuge should have ombre shades for a luxurious feel that will give your environment a soothing vibe. To increase the vacation vibe, consider houseplant doors. If you add leafy greens and exotic colors, then you’ll feel like you’ve taken a tropical vacation.
This is a trend away from big colors and big foliage. Instead, people are bringing minimalism to the outdoors. There are choosing stones, as we’ve discussed, and contrasting black and white. They enjoy cascading plants hanging over the stone and flowers, not in any particular pattern. It looks much like you would imagine finding on old castles and townships long forgotten. This style is easy to take care of because there is a casualness to maintenance and care.
Combining the Indoors and the Outdoors
Decks have existed for a long time, but now homeowners want to integrate them seamlessly with their indoor living spaces. This means it’s an extension of the home and features furniture and decor that would normally be seen inside. Try having your house open up through folding glass or sliding doors. Often there would be an awning to give the feeling of a ceiling in place, but not always—consult with experienced deck builders, for all of your options. If you want to extend the house truly, you could use marble or granite and build your space on that.
Too many people these days live in tight quarters. There is no way to move from a location with little space to one with an expanse. On the other hand, some people just don’t want a bigger space. Whatever the reason, they need to make the most out of their space. Vertical gardens are a great way of doing this. You can use vertical gardening with a trellis or pergola. Hanging baskets are an old classic, as are planter boxes. If you want to get really creative, you can install a living wall, which is a wall of plants. With vertical gardening, the sky’s the limit.
Water has properties beyond hydration. There are benefits to being near water and listening to its bubble, cascade, or rush along. There is a feeling of relaxation and serenity that water brings, it’s what makes water sounds so popular for falling asleep. Many people have caught on to the healing power of water by installing fountains, koi ponds, or even man-made rivers on their property. They can listen to the water cascading on the stone as they pass into an afternoon slumber.
Some people are going away from modern looks and going with a more traditional style. These include roses, hydrangeas, and lilacs. They have metal or stone furniture, which gives a cottage garden feel. The classic pants give you a sense of decorum and order, and there is very little in the way of chaos. Instead, it is very organized and proper, as things were in the Victorian age. It is also an age of romance, which is punctuated with white fences and stone birdbaths.
There’s never been a time when we were more worried about the climate. But the fact is, the climate is changing, and we need to do something about it. With this in mind, more people are choosing climate-resilient gardens. These gardens require very little water to survive, which also means they are appropriate for if you live somewhere, that is affected by drought. Mostly these plants are trees since they are big and resilient. Talk with an arborist to see which trees will handle your climate well and will suffer the least from heat and drought.
In 2023, the garden trends will change, as they always do. There are so many ideas and exciting fads for you to try. Go with one of the ones listed here, and you can’t go wrong.