Landscaping Trends For Your Home

Vertical Landscaping

Vertical Gardening

Vertical Landscaping
If you want to maximize your garden space, try vertical gardening! This landscaping trend is perfect for those who want to add a pop of vibrancy to their outdoor area but have limited space available. You can add living walls, vertical planters, trellises, and arbors to grow your vertical garden. Try adding climbing roses, ivies, wisteria, campanula, and other climbing plants. With a vertical garden, you can not only enjoy the beauty and improved air quality from having fresh greenery nearby but also vertical plants can add privacy and reduce noise pollution! If you don’t have a large outdoor area or you live in a city area, try this vertical gardening to brighten your space!

Source: Advantage Landscape | Photo: Blaum Landscaping

Sustainable Landscaping

Sustainable Landscaping
In 2024, homeowners are taking care of the planet one garden at a time. The goal of sustainable landscaping is to conserve resources, ultimately helping the environment and your wallet! Sustainable landscaping practices include composting, rainwater harvesting, and planting drought-resistant plants. You can also incorporate plants that you use in everyday life like fruits, vegetables, herbs, and other everyday plants. Support the local flora and fauna by choosing plants that are native to the Florida area.

Source: Coconut Grove Landscape Design

Vegetable and Fruit Gardens

Want to enjoy fresh food year-round? Get produce directly from the garden to your table by growing your own vegetable and fruit garden. This year more homeowners are starting to grow their own food, which can help you eat healthier, cut back on your grocery bill, and brighten your landscape! Popular fresh fruit options are persimmons and pawpaws, but in this hot Florida weather, you can try growing fruits and vegetables that are more inclined to hot weather like figs, apricots, melons, peaches, and nectarines. If you want to add something new, take on this fun challenge and enjoy the reward of growing your own food.

Drought Tolerant

Drought Tolerant Plants
Drought-tolerant landscapes are becoming increasingly popular, not just in areas that experience weeks-long periods without rain. With climate change becoming an increasingly urgent concern, drought-tolerant landscapes–and their extremely low water needs–are an excellent option for those looking to maintain a beautiful space while being mindful of their water consumption.

Whether you don’t want to spend hours every week watering, mowing, and trimming your lawn or you’re simply looking to minimize your water usage, replacing your grass with items like gravel and stone, then decorating with cacti, succulents, and perennials is a great way to transform your landscape (and make it much easier–not to mention eco-friendly–to maintain).

Source: Yak and Yeti Trader

Drought Tolerant Plants

Pollinator Plantings

Easy Care Artificial Grass
Easy Care Artificial Grass
In recent years our pollinator numbers have been declining, but you can support their population one plant at a time! In 2024, we’re expecting to see a lot more homeowners incorporate pollinator-friendly plants into their landscapes. Plants like milkweed, butterfly weed, borage, lavender, and gerbera attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. If you have limited space, no worries! Your pollinator haven doesn’t have to be a garden. You can support your pollinators by adding plants around the curb, in a flower box, or even have them in hanging planters!

Source: The Spruce

Perennial Plants

Perennial Plants
If you’re looking for year-round blooms, then perennial plants could be exactly what your outdoor space needs. In the theme of sustainable gardening, perennial plants stay longer in the soil, giving them more time to store carbon. You can find year-round alternatives for fruits and vegetables. Some perennial produce includes kale, collard, asparagus, broccoli, sunchokes, violet artichokes, and other herbs, fruits, and nut trees. You can also find perennial flowers and greenery that stay vibrant all year round, so you can keep your yard colorful without having to replant every year.

Source: The Spruce

Native Florida Plants

Native Florida Plants
Make your garden a haven for local wildlife and ecosystem by adding plants that are native to Florida. Native plants support your local pollinators and help you save on resources too! Since they are already attuned to the Florida environment, you can rest assured knowing that they can withstand lots of sunshine and unpredictable rain. This means that overall, your landscape will require less water, soil, and fertilizer!

Source: UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences | Photo: Florida Wildflower Foundation