As we embrace the beauty of nature and prioritize sustainability, the landscaping industry is witnessing a shift towards environmentally conscious practices and immersive garden experiences. In 2023, homeowners and businesses want landscaping ideas that preserve the environment, attract local wildlife, and offer a sense of tranquility.
To help you transform your outdoor space with the latest trends, our expert landscapers have compiled a list of the top 10 landscaping trends for this year.
1. Embracing Nature’s Beauty
Wilding and nature-scaping uses natural materials with neutral colors and rich textures. Incorporate locally sourced and well-maintained plant species for a beautifully imperfect look.
2. Cultivating Sustainable Spaces
Reduce your carbon footprint by growing local plant varieties, dedicating time and effort to your own herb, vegetable, and fruit garden. Opt for all-local materials, furniture pieces, and fertilizers to create an eco-friendly outdoor space.
3. Adding Elegance and Structure
Add metal elements to your landscape design, such as shade structures, artistic panels, water features, and planter boxes. Connect your outdoor and indoor spaces with the return of pergolas and patio structures.
4. Resilient Beauties
Choose native and drought-tolerant plant species to combat the climate crisis and minimize water usage. Create a beautiful garden that thrives with minimal care and irrigation.
5. Creating a Wildlife Haven
Design your garden with wildlife in mind, providing sources of nectar, seeds, shelter, and water. Attract butterflies, birds, and other friendly neighbors to your garden, enhancing the overall experience.
6. Effortless Greenery
Artificial turf creates a low-maintenance garden that stays green year-round. Artificial grass is cost-effective, requires minimal care, and complements other environmentally conscious landscaping trends.
7. Serenity in Every Drop
Consider adding a small pond to your landscape design to create a peaceful and relaxing environment. Enhance your outdoor space with the soothing presence of water.
8. Eco-Conscious Designs
Embrace eco-consciousness by incorporating recycled and reclaimed materials in your garden. Use reclaimed wood for wall gardens and repurpose bricks for lawn edging, allowing for a unique and sustainable aesthetic.
9. Blending Nature and Hardscape
Merge landscapes and hardscapes by embracing entangled designs. Blend natural stone transitions, irregular edges, and organic elements like boulders, grass, and aggregate for a seamless and harmonious look.
10. Functional Retreats in Nature
Create more functional and complete outdoor spaces by adding features like outdoor lounges or picnic areas. Connect nature with patios and outdoor areas, providing a perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the benefits of the outdoors.
Many of these trends are found in Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) program. Designed to be functional, cost-efficient, visually pleasing, environmentally friendly, and easily maintainable, Florida-Friendly communities and landscapes improve marketability and help to create healthy vibrant communities for Florida residents to enjoy.
“We believe in merging nature’s beauty with sustainable practices,” said Kevin Hunt, a Florida-Friendly Landscaping Certified Professional at Nanak’s. “Our team is committed to reflecting the latest landscaping trends and prioritizing environmental consciousness during installation and maintenance.”
At Nanak’s, our landscapers are qualified professionals in creating stunning landscapes that align with the current trends. Whether you’re looking to embrace immersive gardens, incorporate metals, or design for local wildlife, our team is here to bring your vision to life.