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Top 5 gardening trends to follow in 2023

Top 5 gardening trends to follow in 2023

The growing season has arrived, and it looks like 2023 trends are expanding towards multi-functional and healthier foliage around the garden community and plant enthusiasts. But don't panic! We're ready to give you five tips to elevate, cultivate, and create vibrant spaces in your garden while keeping on trend.

Let's explore five healthy and versatile trends to amplify your garden's potential.

 

1. Embrace Vertical Gardening

Embrace Vertical Gardening

One of the most significant trends in gardening for 2023 is vertical gardening. An innovative approach that allows you to grow plants vertically, making efficient use of limited space while providing a pleasant aesthetic with minimal maintenance and low cost. Its visual appeal is not its only benefit, as it provides practicality, versatility, and ample room for varieties of plants and vegetables to flourish by capitalizing on and optimizing space utilization. With its remarkable efficiency and resourcefulness, vertical gardening offers an array of advantages beyond its visual appeal. Discover further advantages of implementing trellises, wall-mounted planters, or hanging baskets to create captivating spaces using vertical gardening:

  • Growing More in Less Space 
  • Easier to Maintain 
  • Disease Prevention 
  • Clean Crops

If you are looking to try a more eco-friendly, economical, and easy-to-maintain greenery while also adding a unique, versatile style to enrich your living spaces, then vertical gardening is the perfect trend for you to try!

 

2. Incorporate Native Plants 

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In 2023, there will be a growing emphasis on sustainability and ecological balance in gardening. Incorporating native plants into your garden is a fantastic way to support local ecosystems and attract pollinators such as birds, beetles, butterflies, and bees who visit flowers, drink nectar, and transport pollen grains as they move from plant to plant. Native plants are adapted to the local climate, requiring less water and maintenance compared to non-native species. By planting native plants such as flowers, shrubs, and trees, you can create a beautiful, low- maintenance, and thriving green space that will enhance biodiversity and contribute to the overall health of your landscape environment. Explore additional advantages of incorporating native plants into your landscaping: 

  • Reduce Air Pollution
  • Require Less Water
  • Provide Shelter and Food for Wildlife
  • Promote Biodiversity 
  • Increase Scenic Views and Value of your Property

If you want to learn more about Native Plants and what plants are native to your area, visit Native Plants by States and join the trend! 

 

3. Integrating Edibles 

Integrating Edibles

Another trend that has increased rapidly in popularity over the years and will keep expanding into 2023 gardening trends is growing your own food. While some people see it as a way to decompress, connect with nature, and break from the routine. Its benefits are far more substantial than a growing trend. By incorporating food production into your garden, you can save money, improve nutrition, and reduce environmental emissions while fighting climate change. Therefore, infusing your garden with edible plants will be a transformative step to enhance your well-being and enrich your lifestyle while elevating your garden aesthetic. Uncover more reasons to embrace the benefits of integrating edibles into your garden:

  • Positively Impacts the Environment 
  • Reduces the Cost of Food 
  • Lowers Stress 
  • Promotes Healthy Eating 
  • Stunning Visual Landscape

Explore an abundant selection of easy-to-grow fruits and vegetables for your garden, including bell peppers, blackberries, raspberries, cabbage, cucumbers, garlic, and more. These resilient plants thrive with minimal effort, offering a bountiful harvest for all skill levels.

To learn more about incorporating edibles into your garden, check out this comprehensive and informative beginner's guide.

 

4. Emphasize Outdoor Living Spaces

Emphasize Outdoor Living Spaces

Gardens are not just for growing plants but are also havens for relaxation and entertainment. There is a growing trend toward creating outdoor living spaces that seamlessly blend with nature. Design a comfortable seating area with cozy furniture and shade structures to enjoy your garden. Add outdoor lighting to extend the usability of your space into the evenings. Integrate functional elements such as a fire pit or an outdoor kitchen to enhance the overall experience. By prioritizing outdoor living spaces, you can maximize your garden's potential and create an inviting atmosphere for family and friends. Check out some of the benefits of emphasizing your outdoor living spaces: 

  • Reduce Stress Levels 
  • Keep Your Eyes Healthy 
  • Boost Creativity 
  • Prevents Eye Strain and Nearsightedness
  • Promotes Effective Therapy for Mental Disorders

Elevate your nature-inspired aesthetic and enhance the functionality of your outdoor living spaces by considering an expansion!

 

5. Explore the Xeriscaping Approach

Explore the Xeriscaping Approach

The Xeriscaping method is a water-wise landscaping method developed by The Front Range Xeriscape Task Force of the Denver Department in 1978. The concept is based on the Seven Principles of Xeriscape: planning & design, solid improvements, efficient irrigation, plant zones, mulches, turf alternatives, and maintenance. The idea behind this system was to slow-grow, drought-tolerant plants to conserve water and reduce yard trimmings. By relying on native plants that are well-adapted to the local climate, it minimizes the need for supplemental irrigation. Choose drought-tolerant plants that thrive with minimal watering by looking for native species in your area. By embracing Xeriscaping, you can save water, reduce maintenance efforts, and create a stunning garden that harmonizes with nature. Delve deeper into the benefits that the Xeriscape approach has to offer:  

If you are looking to upgrade your garden while reducing irrigation that is low maintenance, this water-wise landscaping method might be just what your garden needs! 


As we navigate through 2023, these five gardening trends will help you unlock the full potential of your garden. Whether you have limited space or a vast backyard, embracing vertical gardening, incorporating native plants, integrating edibles into your garden, emphasizing outdoor living spaces, and exploring the Xeriscaping approach will enhance your gardening experience. Combining these trends into your garden creates a thriving, beautiful, and sustainable area.

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