Eco-Friendly and On-Trend: Incorporate These Spring Landscaping Trends Into Your Yard

Eco-Friendly and On-Trend: Incorporate These Spring Landscaping Trends Into Your Yard

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March 30, 2023

Spring is in full swing, and with it comes a renewed sense of energy and excitement for the outdoors—and one of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of nature in spring is by landscaping your yard. While there are timeless techniques that remain popular, new trends emerge each year, offering fresh inspiration for homeowners—and our team at Ben & Annie’s Trees for Tomorrow is here to help your landscape flourish while remaining on-trend. Read below to find a few landscaping trends you’ll want to incorporate into your yard this spring.

Native plants

With a mission to promote tree conservation and sustainable landscaping practices, our team at Ben & Annie’s believes that trees are not only beautiful—but also essential for the health of our planet. As such, we encourage homeowners to incorporate trees into their landscaping plans and choose species that are native to their region—and one of the emerging spring landscaping trends that aligns with our mission is the use of native plants. Native plants are those that have evolved to thrive in a particular region and are well-adapted to local climate and soil conditions. By incorporating native plants into your landscaping, you can create a habitat that supports local wildlife and promotes biodiversity. Plus, native plants generally require less water and maintenance than non-native species, making them an eco-friendly, laid-back choice. If you live in the San Antonio area, consider planting Texas Redbuds, Plateau Goldeneye, Texas Lantana or Gregg’s Mistflower this spring.

Edible landscaping

Another trend that our team is excited about is the use of edible landscaping. Edible landscaping involves incorporating fruits, vegetables and herbs into your landscaping design. This not only adds beauty and interest to your yard, but also provides a source of fresh, healthy food. When selecting plants for edible landscaping, consider the growing conditions in your region and choose varieties that are adapted to your climate. For example, San Antonio residents should consider growing cilantro, corn, dill, green beans, sweet potatoes or zucchini this spring. 

Sustainable landscaping

Sustainable landscaping practices are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason. These practices reduce the environmental impact of landscaping by conserving water, minimizing waste and supporting local ecosystems. One way to incorporate sustainable practices into your landscaping this spring is by using natural materials. For example, instead of using chemical fertilizers, you can use compost or organic fertilizers to nourish your plants. Similarly, you can use mulch made from leaves or grass clippings to retain moisture in your soil and suppress weeds—ultimately leading to a healthier, fuller landscape that will thrive throughout the upcoming months while remaining incredibly beneficial for the environment.

Let your landscape bloom this spring

At Ben & Annie’s Trees for Tomorrow, we believe that sustainable landscaping practices and tree conservation are essential for the health of our planet. By incorporating native plants, edible landscaping and sustainable practices into your landscaping plan—you can create a beautiful and eco-friendly outdoor space this spring that supports local ecosystems. And don't forget to plant trees this spring—they are the cornerstone of any sustainable landscaping plan and a crucial part of our mission. For any additional questions or for more information about what we do, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (210) 670-5297 or fill out our online form today.