2022 Landscaping Trends

Whether you’re looking for ways to boost the environmental impact of your garden or maximize your outdoor living space year-round, these trends are sure to inspire your next great landscaping or design project.

Planting for Sustainability

Gardens are now being used for far more than simply showcasing pretty flowers. From balcony gardens to kitchen gardens, plantings are beginning to incorporate more and more herbs and vegetables. Part of this may be a fear of scarcity or high prices at the local produce aisle, but another larger part of the equation is the fulfillment of growing your own food.

Focus on Relaxation

If there’s one thing 2020 and 2021 taught us, it’s to make our personal living spaces as warm, inviting, and relaxing as possible. Property owners are leaning into the idea of outdoor living spaces, such as decks and firepits. Some hardier tropical plants are becoming part of these spaces, along with pergolas covered in greenery such as wisteria or grapevines.

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Blurring the Lines Between Indoors and Out

So much time at home has led to gardeners realizing that blurring the lines between indoors and out extends the living area. Consider your entire property your home, you can create a strong sense of place and connection to the natural world.

Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor kitchens provide a cozy space for a get-together, or to just quietly enjoy the outdoors with your family. A lot of planning goes into creating these outdoor spaces, but in the end, they are well worth the time and effort.

Low Maintenance Gardening

“Using a property’s natural design is far easier than bullying it into submission with heavy machinery, and using the naturally occurring plants such as wildflowers, daisies, honeysuckle, and other indigenous species keeps an authentic feel to the garden.” – Tip by Palo Alto Real Estate Agent Amar

Maximizing Balconies & Porches

Staying at home more has led people to become more and more creative with their spaces. It’s truly incredible to see how many plants can fit in even just 30 square feet.

Trading Plastic Furniture for Timeless Beauty

Bulky and generic plastic furniture will be replaced with the classic look of iron, wood, and wicker. Some modern spaces will benefit from the comfort and ingenuity of built-in seating designs.

Homeowners are discovering a true value in having outdoor spaces equipped with a kitchen, fire features, swimming pools, and plenty of space to run and play. Many are also adding features to ensure that they can make the most of their space all year round.