Outdoor living spaces have grown in popularity over the past few years and the trends are booming in 2023. People are enjoying spending more time outside and want to make their spring landscaping design a priority. If you want to improve your outdoor area, check out the top outdoor living trends to try this year. 

Top 6 Outdoor Trends For Spring Landscaping

1. Build an Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor kitchens are a fantastic addition to your backyard if you’re looking to spend more time outside. They’re practical, versatile, and perfect for hosting gatherings. Investing in an outdoor kitchen with all the necessary appliances allows you to prepare food and enjoy meals outdoors year-round. These kitchens can serve as an outdoor gathering space in the summer and a functional cooking area in the winter, helping you save on your heating bill by keeping the heat outside. Imagine grilling on a cool spring evening, surrounded by the fresh blooms of your spring landscaping efforts!

An outdoor living space with lots of cactuses2. Plant Climate-Friendly Plants

Incorporating environmentally friendly landscaping techniques can be beneficial to the aesthetics and sustainability of your garden. Some drought tolerant plants are a great addition to your backyard- they’re generally low maintenance and you can save money on your water bill. If you’re unsure of what plants are considered climate-friendly in your area, you may want to work with a local arborist to identify the best species to ensure they suffer less stress from heat and drought conditions.

3. Design a Vertical Garden

Vertical gardens, where plants are grown on a vertical surface like a wall or fence, are becoming increasingly popular. Also known as green walls or living walls, these gardens transform dull or plain walls into vibrant, living canvases. Vertical gardens not only enhance the visual appeal of your outdoor space but also offer practical benefits such as insulation, noise reduction, and air purification. Imagine walking into your backyard in the spring and being greeted by a lush, green wall filled with colorful plants that also contribute to a healthier environment.


4. Build an Outdoor Seating Area and Firepit

Nooks, seating areas, and firepits continue to grow in popularity as an addition to people’s backyards. Seating areas add comfort to your outdoor space and provide a great hosting area. When considering how to furnish your outdoor space, keep in mind the importance of sustainable furniture. The sustainable outdoor furniture industry is booming, with so many choices like bamboo, recycled plastic, rattan, and other eco-friendly materials. Your outdoor space will be elevated that much further with the addition of climate-friendly plants and sustainable furniture.


5. Install Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting extends the usability of your outdoor space into the evening hours, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Strategic lighting can highlight key features of your landscaping, such as pathways, gardens, or water features. Solar-powered lights are an eco-friendly option that can save on electricity costs while adding beauty to your yard. Consider using a combination of string lights, lanterns, and spotlights to create layers of illumination that enhance the ambiance of your spring landscaping efforts. Proper outdoor lighting can also improve safety by illuminating walkways and reducing the risk of trips and falls.


6. Incorporate a Water FeatureSpring landscaping

Incorporating a water feature into your spring landscaping design can transform your outdoor space into a tranquil oasis. Water features such as ponds, fountains, or waterfalls add a serene and calming element to your garden. The sound of flowing water can create a peaceful atmosphere, making your backyard a perfect place to relax and unwind. Water features also attract wildlife, such as birds and butterflies, enhancing the biodiversity of your garden. Whether you opt for a small fountain or a large pond, a water feature can serve as a stunning focal point in your landscape, adding beauty and harmony to your outdoor living space. Consider professional installation and maintenance to ensure your water feature remains a beautiful and functional part of your spring landscaping.

End Note:

As you can see, outdoor living can make a great addition to your landscape! If you’re considering adding any of these to your backyard, get in touch with the team at Land Crafters! We’ll be happy to develop a design and installation plan that suits your timeline and budget.

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