Top Landscaping Trends to Try in 2023

Top Landscaping Trends to Try in 2023

Ben and Annie's 2023 Landscaping Trends

February 22, 2023

Landscaping trends are constantly evolving and changing with time, and as we continue to head further into 2023, we are seeing a number of exciting new trends that are set to shape the future of outdoor design. At Ben & Annie’s Trees for Tomorrow, our goal is to address the challenge of building new homes without displacing the existing trees throughout the area, but we also love to share tips on how to create the most beautiful natural spaces within our homes and communities as well—so read on to see some of the most popular landscaping trends that are expected to take over in 2023. 

Sustainable landscaping

Sustainability has been a buzzword for years, and it’s only getting stronger in the landscaping industry. The trend toward more sustainable landscaping practices will continue in 2023, as more and more homeowners look to create eco-friendly outdoor spaces, and this means using native native plants that require less water, reducing the amount of lawn space and using organic fertilizer and pest control methods. 

Multifunctional outdoor spaces

In 2023, outdoor spaces will become more versatile, with homeowners looking to create multifunctional areas that can be used for a variety of purposes. This means creating spaces that can be used for outdoor dining, entertaining, lounging and even working from home. Outdoor kitchens, fire pits and seating areas will become more popular, as will the use of smart technology to control lighting and temperature. 

Water features

Water features have always been a popular landscaping trend, and in 2023 we will see more homeowners incorporating water features into their outdoor spaces—which includes everything from ponds and waterfalls to foundations and small pools. Water features not only add visual interest to an outdoor space, but they also provide a calming and soothing atmosphere. 

Low-maintenance landscaping

As our lives get busier, homeowners are looking for ways to make their outdoor spaces more low-maintenance. This means choosing plants and materials that require less upkeep, such as succulents and native plants. In 2023, we will see more homeowners opting for low-maintenance landscaping designs that require minimal watering, pruning and fertilization. 

Vertical gardens

Vertical gardens have been growing in popularity in recent years, and this trend is set to continue in 2023. Vertical gardens are perfect for small outdoor spaces, as they allow homeowners to maximize their space by growing plants upwards. They can be used to create privacy screens, add visual interest to a blank wall or even grow herbs and vegetables. 

Smart technology

In 2023, smart technology will become more prevalent in the landscaping industry, and homeowners will be able to control their outdoor lighting, temperature and even water features from their smartphones. Smart irrigation systems will become more popular, as they can be programmed to water plants based on the weather and soil moisture levels. 

Natural materials

In 2023, we will see more homeowners opting for natural materials in their outdoor spaces, which means using more materials like stone, wood and bamboo to create pathways, seating areas and decorative features. Natural materials add a sense of warmth and texture to an outdoor space, and they can be used to create a variety of design styles—from rustic to modern, and everything in between. 

Find the trend that meets your personal style

Landscaping trends in 2023 are all about creating sustainable, versatile and low-maintenance outdoor spaces that are both beautiful and functional. From vertical gardens and water features to smart technology and natural materials, there are plenty of exciting trends to explore this year. Whether you’re looking to create a relaxing retreat or a space for entertaining, there’s sure to be a landscaping trend that will inspire you in 2023. 

At Ben & Annie’s Trees for Tomorrow, we love sharing our tips to help create a beautiful and sustainable way of life within the neighborhood we live in, and if you’re interested in finding ways to help us further our mission, give us a call at (210) 670-5297 or fill out our online form today.