In the ever-evolving world of garden design, staying up-to-date with the latest trends is crucial to creating an outdoor space that feels both contemporary and inviting. At Landscape Solutions, we take pride in staying abreast of these trends and incorporating them into our projects to bring our clients’ landscapes to life. In this blog, we’ll explore some of the most exciting garden design trends for modern homes in 2023 and share how Landscape Solutions seamlessly integrates these trends into our landscaping projects.
1. Fewer But Higher-Quality Plants
In a world marked by economic fluctuations, homeowners are seeking top-performing plants that make a significant impact. The trend is moving away from filling spaces with numerous individual annuals to opting for single, bold plants that anchor containers or large planting beds. These workhorse plants are not only visually striking but also cost-effective.
For instance, Landscape Solutions is excited about the Hula begonia from Ball Horticultural for 2023. These begonias are known for their rapid growth, filling containers beautifully and blooming consistently with minimal maintenance. This choice exemplifies our commitment to creating landscapes that are not only stunning but also budget-conscious.
2. Magenta Blooms
Pantone’s color of the year for 2023 is Viva Magenta, a nuanced berry-red tone that symbolizes bravery, fearlessness, and boundless joy. This versatile color adds an element of excitement to both interior and exterior spaces, including gardens. It balances warm and cool tones, making it a perfect choice for infusing their outdoor areas with energy and vitality.
Landscape Solutions offers an array of plant varieties that can bring the vibrant energy of magenta to your landscape. From ‘Glimmer Burgundy Double’ impatiens to ‘Titan Cranberry’ vinca and ‘Ka-Pow Pink’ garden phlox, we have plants that can help you achieve the joyful, lively atmosphere you desire in your garden.
3. Embrace Native Plants
With unpredictable weather patterns and extreme climate events becoming more common, using native plants in garden design is gaining momentum. Native plants have the resilience to withstand nature’s challenges while supporting the local ecosystem. At Landscape Solutions, we encourage homeowners to choose native plants that thrive in their specific regions and pair them with the unique growing conditions of their landscapes.
Whether it’s the arid Southwest, the diverse Midwest, or the lush Northeast, we work closely with our clients to select native plants that survive and flourish. We also guide finding natives that match the growing conditions in their yards, ensuring a thriving and sustainable landscape.
4. Make the Most of Small Spaces
As the housing market experiences a shift, homeowners are reimagining their available space and finding creative ways to make the most of small areas. For plant enthusiasts, this means utilizing every nook and cranny with pots and hanging baskets. Landscape Solutions embraces this trend by helping clients transform even the smallest spaces into thriving pockets of greenery.
Whether you have a narrow front entry or a minuscule back patio, we can bring these spaces to life with generous containers and strategically placed potted trees or screens. Our expertise ensures that every inch of your property is optimized for beauty and functionality.
5. Houseplants Galore
Houseplants have been enjoying a surge in popularity, and this trend shows no signs of slowing down. Whether your home resembles an indoor jungle or you prefer to add a touch of greenery to every room, Landscape Solutions stays on top of the latest indoor plant varieties. From mini monsteras to a wide array of pothos, we can help you select the perfect houseplants to enhance your indoor spaces.
These houseplants elevate your interior design and provide numerous health benefits. If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift or a way to celebrate a special occasion, consider giving the gift of a houseplant that aligns with the recipient’s preferences.
6. Plant a Tree
Planting trees remains a powerful way to combat climate change, and it’s a trend that continues to gain momentum. Tree planting initiatives have been championed by civic and non-profit organizations, and Landscape Solutions encourages homeowners to bring this enthusiasm to their own yards.
By planting a new tree in your landscape, you contribute to carbon sequestration, provide habitat for wildlife, and create a cooler and more sustainable environment. We assist our clients in choosing the right tree species that beautify their property and align with their local ecosystem.
7. Growing for Abundance
Modern garden design goes beyond aesthetics; it also emphasizes ecological benefits. Plants with ornamental qualities and ecological significance will be at the forefront of garden design in 2023. Landscape Solutions embraces this trend by recommending plants with visual appeal and ecological contributions.
For example, oak trees provide shelter for wildlife, serve as a food source for pollinators, and offer shade for relaxation. Berry bushes, like the Bushel and Berry series, not only captivate with their striking appearance but also provide delicious fruit. Dwarf fig trees produce abundant fruit in small urban gardens, contributing to sustainable food sources.
At Landscape Solutions, we believe in creating landscapes that are not only beautiful but also environmentally responsible. Our projects reflect this commitment to abundant and eco-friendly designs.
8. Fall Planting
The outdoor growing season doesn’t have to end with the arrival of cooler temperatures. Landscape Solutions recognizes the growing interest in fall-friendly plant options. Garden centers now offer a wide range of plant selections suitable for adding color and growing food crops during autumn.
By incorporating fall planting into our projects, we extend the enjoyment of outdoor spaces well into the cooler seasons. Whether planting autumn greens crops or introducing colorful pansies and ornamental kale to enhance the visual appeal of entryways, we ensure that our landscapes thrive year-round.
Garden design trends for modern homes in 2023 encompass a wide range of styles and approaches, all aimed at creating beautiful, sustainable, and functional outdoor spaces. At Landscape Solutions, we are passionate about staying ahead of these trends and integrating them into our landscape designs to provide our clients with the most up-to-date and visually appealing outdoor environments.
If you’re ready to transform your outdoor space in line with these exciting trends, contact Landscape Solutions at (615) 852-5009 or visit our website. Let’s work together to bring these modern garden design trends to life in your own backyard. Your dream garden awaits!