Earthscape Project “Modern Oasis”
Homeowners are focused more than ever on reducing stress and cultivating wellness through their landscapes
2. Sustainable practices such as native planting and water conservation are being incorporated into design and maintenance
3. Designers are focusing on human connection and connection to nature to
create the ultimate space for rest and relaxation.
As we step into a new year, the world of landscaping is evolving to reflect a slower pace of life and emphasis is on human connection and sustainable practices that prioritise harmony with nature. In 2024, homeowners and landscapers alike are embracing creative landscaping trends that not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of outdoor spaces but also contribute to environmental and emotional well-being. Let’s explore some of the exciting trends that are set to define the landscape design scene in 2024.
Native Plant Gardens
In 2024, there’s a growing emphasis on sustainability, and one way homeowners are achieving this is by incorporating native plants into their landscapes. Native plant gardens not only require less water and maintenance but also provide a habitat for local wildlife. This is not only better for the environment but also means less work for those trying to simplify their lives. Homeowners are discovering the beauty of indigenous flora, contributing to a healthier ecosystem while adding a unique charm to their outdoor spaces.
Earthscape Project “ Country Gardens”
Smart Landscaping Technology
As technology continues to advance, so does its integration into landscaping practices. In 2024, smart irrigation systems and automated lighting are becoming commonplace. These technologies not only enhance the efficiency of landscape maintenance but also contribute to water conservation and energy efficiency. Audio is also being incorporated further into landscaping with high-fidelity sound systems contributing to an unparalleled outdoor ambiance. Of course, all these elements are made easy with wifi and bluetooth capabilities allowing you to control everything from your smartphone.
In the world of landscaping, hardscaping is elevated to an art form. Discerning homeowners are choosing a variety of materials including natural stone that is locally sourced and precast concrete products for pathways, patios, and retaining walls. The practice of combining precast and natural products has been prevalent and lends itself to creating a landscape with balance and depth. Bonus: This combination is a cost effective way to create a high end looking landscape for less.
A product we are excited about: Porcelain. Porcelain is allowing designers to explore new aesthetics while using a hardy product perfectly matched to our north american climate. This product requires minimal maintenance and is able to bear a lot of weight allowing for endless design applications.
Earthscape Project: “Pretty in Porcelain”
Goals with hardscaping this year are to create unique, handcrafted masterpieces that complement the surrounding natural beauty. Cleans lines are paired with flowy, textured plantings that soften edges and patterns are kept minimal to allow the natural landscape to shine.
Wellness & Water
2024 has seen a focus on wellness and self care more than ever. Homeowners are craving a slower pace of life and are prioritising reducing stress. Saunas, hot tubs and cold plunges are becoming increasingly popular with a nod to popular Scandinavian practices. These elements allow us to create a spa-like experience in our own backyards.
Earthscape Project: “Horizontal Haven”
Water features have always been a symbol of peace and tranquillity but in 2024, they are taking centre stage as the practice of wellness and self care continues to be a focus. Infinity pools with stunning city views, elegantly designed fountains, and water bowls are becoming signature elements. Water is not just a component; it’s an integral part of the high-end outdoor experience.
Outdoor Living Spaces
The concept of creating luxurious and functional outdoor living spaces continues to be a prominent trend. Connecting the indoors to the outdoors has become a priority for homeowners allowing them to get more out of their spaces. High-end landscapes feature outdoor kitchens, elaborate seating areas, fire pits, and custom-designed pergolas or three season rooms. This concept can be adapted at any budget whether that be creating places of shade and protection or simply creating a space to pause and connect with nature.
2024 continues to see the rise of secondary living spaces. With housing costs still high and many people still able to work at home, homeowners are finding ways to make their existing spaces meet their needs. Outdoor rooms and office spaces have increased in popularity allowing for separate spaces for fitness, wellness or work.
The landscaping trends of 2024 reflect a growing awareness of the need to create outdoor spaces that not only captivate the eye but also ground us and create connection to the environment and each other. From native plant gardens to smart technology integration and wellness spaces, homeowners are finding creative ways to strike a balance between aesthetics and their personal needs. As we move forward, these creative landscaping trends serve as an inspiring roadmap for a future where landscaping becomes a harmonious extension of our connection with nature and each other.
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Your landscape job doesn’t stop once the crews leave your yard. Your landscape has living, evolving elements and that means you will need regular care to keep it looking as good as the day it is installed. Our team of landscape maintenance professionals is ready to make your life easier and take your garden to the next level. With services ranging from biweekly or weekly maintenance, spring and fall cleanups and property enhancements there is sure to be something that meets your needs. Get in touch with us today to start your maintenance journey >>>