As the world continually evolves, so do our outdoor spaces. The landscape industry has seen a dramatic shift in recent years, with innovations driven by changing lifestyles, environmental concerns, and the pursuit of unique, personalised spaces. Here at Infrastructure Managed Services (IMS), we stay at the forefront of these changes, continually adapting to deliver modern, sustainable, and impactful solutions. Here are some innovative landscaping trends we’re excited about for 2023.
1. Climate-Adaptive Landscaping
One of the major trends is designing landscapes that can withstand the challenges of climate change. This involves the selection of resilient plant species, implementation of water-efficient irrigation systems, and creating landscapes that can handle extreme weather conditions. At IMS, our expert landscapers can guide you in making smart, sustainable choices for your outdoor spaces.
2. Smart Irrigation Systems
In 2023, the integration of technology into landscaping will become even more prominent. Smart irrigation systems are a game-changer, helping conserve water while ensuring optimal plant health. These systems can be automated and controlled from your device, making garden maintenance a breeze.
3. Biophilic Design
The biophilic design trend is all about bringing nature closer to our daily lives, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces. This can be achieved through the creation of indoor gardens, integrating natural elements into structural design, or creating outdoor living spaces that serve as extensions of the interior.
4. Pollinator Gardens
As awareness of the importance of biodiversity grows, so does the trend of creating pollinator gardens. These are designed to attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, playing a crucial role in local ecosystems. Native plants, flowering species, and dedicated habitats can make your landscape a haven for these important creatures.
5. Edible Landscaping
Edible landscaping—the integration of fruits, vegetables, and herbs into ornamental gardens—continues to rise in popularity. This trend not only creates a visually appealing landscape but also offers fresh, organic produce right from your backyard.
6. Low-Maintenance Landscapes
In our busy lives, low-maintenance landscapes are a boon. Expect to see more landscapes designed with easy-care plants, automated irrigation systems, and landscape designs that require minimal upkeep.
7. Outdoor Living Spaces
Outdoor spaces that function as extensions of the home continue to be a strong trend. Think outdoor kitchens, fire pits, and comfortable seating areas. These spaces provide a great opportunity to enjoy nature while adding value to your property.
At IMS, we’re excited about these upcoming trends and the opportunities they present to create stunning, functional, and sustainable landscapes. Whether you’re looking to refresh your existing landscape or planning a new project, we have the expertise and innovative approach to bring your vision to life. Contact us today to discuss your landscaping needs and explore how these trends can be incorporated into your space.