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BLOG | Embracing Sustainability

Last month we predicted two main landscaping trends for 2024. Today, we are going to break down one of the 2024 landscaping trends to give you a better picture of how you can incorporate this trend into your current landscape or inspire the creation of an entirely new one.

The Challenge

With inflation and the housing market, more and more people are unable to buy large amounts of land to grow food or garden. However, the desire for self-sufficiency and a connection to nature remains strong among homesteaders and garden enthusiasts.

The Solution

That is why in 2024 we are predicting a creative alternative with vertical gardening and wildlife-friendly gardens.

Vertical Gardening

In 2024, we predict a surge in the popularity of vertical gardening as a creative alternative to traditional horizontal landscapes. Vertical gardening involves growing plants upwards, utilizing walls, fences, or specially designed structures to maximize space. This approach not only addresses the issue of limited land availability but also adds an aesthetic dimension to your outdoor space.

Explore various vertical gardening structures, such as vertical planters, trellises, and hanging gardens. These not only provide support for plants but also serve as visually appealing features, turning your landscape into a unique and artistic expression.

The vertical gardening trend opens new possibilities for growing a diverse range of plants, including herbs, flowers, and even small fruits and vegetables. Experiment with different species to create a vibrant and dynamic vertical garden.

Blueberry bush

Wildlife-Friendly Gardens

There is a growing interest in creating landscapes that support local biodiversity to provide habitats for wildlife. By incorporating wildlife-friendly elements into your garden, you contribute to the conservation of the ecosystem while enjoying the beauty of nature right at your doorstep.

We always encourage the use of native plants in our landscape designs. These plants attract local wildlife, such as butterflies, bees, and birds. Not to mention, native plants are easier to maintain and will flourish in our climate.

Native flowers

In the face of challenges posed by inflation and the housing market, the landscaping trends of 2024 offer creative and sustainable solutions. Vertical gardening provides a space-efficient alternative for individuals with limited land, while wildlife-friendly landscapes contribute to the preservation of local ecosystems. By embracing these trends, homeowners can not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of their outdoor spaces but also play a part in promoting environmental sustainability and biodiversity. As we move forward, let these trends inspire you to transform your landscape into a whimsical garden that is thriving and eco-friendly.

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