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Landscape Design and Garden Trends for 2023

Spring is just around the corner – we’ve already had a few days here in the Baltimore area with temperatures in the 70s to give us a taste of what’s to come. Now is a great time to take stock of your landscaping and ask, is it time for an overhaul? 

Keep reading to learn what to look for in your current landscape design and gain insight into 2023 trends.

Signs it’s Time to Upgrade Your Landscaping

Walk around your property and make a note of what you see. These signs mean it’s time to upgrade your landscaping:

  • Dead or dying shrubs or trees
  • Overgrown trees or shrubs impeding the view from your windows
  • Lots of bare spots in your yard
  • Cracked concrete patio or walkways

Also, if you plan to install a new patio, inground pool, or outdoor kitchen, it may be the right time to upgrade your landscape design. With a considerable upgrade in hardscaping elements, you’ll need landscape plantings to complement your new outdoor living space.

You’ll want to be aware of several landscape design trends as you plan the makeover of your front, side, and back yards. Here are three of our favorites:

Wild and Wonderful Landscaping

The wild and wonderful look in landscape design incorporates a variety of plants of different heights, colors, and textures to create a space teeming with life. Plantings are chosen for 4-season appeal as well. You may opt for a more tropical feel around your lagoon-style pool, with a meadow garden elsewhere on your property. 

You can also incorporate edible plants in this landscape design, such as blackberries, sunflowers, herbs, squash, ornamental peppers, and more.

Low-Maintenance Landscaping

Low-maintenance landscaping is a growing trend nationwide. More and more homeowners realize they would rather spend their time and money on something else besides mowing, trimming, and weeding. 

Some sustainable and budget-friendly examples of how to incorporate low-maintenance landscaping into your overall design include:

  • Removing turf grass and replacing it with garden beds and hardscape elements
  • Adding pollinator gardens
  • Adding a rain garden
  • Choosing native plants, shrubs, and trees
  • Choosing drought-tolerant plants
  • Incorporating perennials that will self-seed and multiply, choking out weeds

Also known as conservation landscaping, this design reduces the need to mow, mulch, and water your yard and gardens. It’s beautiful and gives you more free time – a win-win!

Elegant and Formal Landscaping

On the opposite end of the spectrum is a landscape design that is elegant and formal. This design might include a rose garden, topiary, boxwood, hedges, sharp angles, and vast expanses of turf grass. Recently, we did a project for a client who wanted a Hamptons-style retreat in their backyard, fitting the elegant and formal style. 

Your style and the style of your home can help dictate how your landscape design should look.

Make It Exceptional. Make It Woodfield.

If you invest your hard-earned money in a landscape design overhaul, ensure you get the exceptional experience you deserve. That’s what we deliver. We incorporate innovative landscape and hardscape elements to provide an outdoor oasis you’ll enjoy year-round for years to come. Learn more about our landscaping process and how we include best practices in every project.

We provide landscape design and installation services for homeowners throughout the Baltimore area, including Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Harford County, and Howard County. Schedule a call today.

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