4 January 2023
2023 Landscaping Trends and how to make use of them
Landscaping Trends are changing and this is due to various reasons. Lockdowns showed us the importance of creating more usable living space outside and with the changing climate, people are looking towards more sustainable ways to garden. Porcelain has been a big hit this past year and it looks like it is set to continue into 2023. We spoke to landscaper Matt Kight, who has designed and built our recent display centres. He has given us a rundown of the top three 2023 landscaping trends that are making their way into our gardens this year.
1 Edible Borders
Edible garden borders are a great way to add beauty to your garden while also providing a space for fresh produce. Tending to crops and growing your own food can have many health benefits. Including getting fresh air, eating fresh produce and light exercise too. While many have used herbs in borders for some time, this year it is all about utilising space for bigger crops. Try using asparagus at the back of the border to provide a natural screening. Blueberries will provide beautiful colour in autumn but make sure shade-loving plants are planted underneath. Keep borders well mulched, watered and pruned regularly to get the most out of each crop.
2 Porcelain Detail
Porcelain patios have been extremely popular this past year and it is not hard to see why - offering a durable and low-maintenance paving option. Porcelain paving now has man finishes including wood effect porcelain and stone effect. In 2023 we will continue to see porcelain being used but also more porcelain detailing being utilised in garden designs, this may be in the form of porcelain planks or shapes to break up larger areas or to create more interesting pathways.
3 Sheltered Areas
A lasting knock-on effect from the lockdowns has been a push to create more space and to utilise our gardens more effectively. A great way to make more living space, no matter what the weather - is to create sheltered areas in the garden that can be enjoyed even in the rain. Options include covered pergolas, garden pods or awnings. Many are turning to building outdoor garden rooms that can also act as a work from home office.
We are looking forward to seeing what other 2023 Landscaping Trends make their way into our gardens this year. Keep following us for all things home and garden this year.