Welcome to a brand-new year filled with possibilities and opportunities to transform your outdoor space into a haven of beauty and functionality. As we embark on this journey, let’s explore ways to breathe new life into your landscape, incorporating the latest trends in landscape architecture and sustainable practices. It’s time for a fresh start — a new year, a new landscape!
Assess Your Landscape
Wondering where to get started? We recommend kicking things off by assessing your landscape and identifying what’s working well and areas that need improvement. Once you’ve taken stock of your current outdoor space, you can divide things into categories based on priority. What are your top concerns versus what things would be nice to have, but aren’t deal-breakers? This activity will help you have a better sense of your space and help clarify your vision.
Look for Inspiration
As your vision is taking shape, you can hone in on the design elements and plants you’d like to incorporate. While you will ultimately want to opt for landscaping choices that reflect your personal style and preferences, current trends are a great place to look for inspiration. Getting a sense of what’s gaining traction or growing in popularity can help get the wheels turning. It may also introduce you to new plants, styles or features you’re unfamiliar with. Here are a few of 2024 gardening trends we’re seeing on the rise:
Bright, Vibrant Colors
Brilliant blooms and brightly colored foliage are taking center stage this year. This marks a shift away from cooler and more neutral palettes toward hyper-real eye-catching hues. Think bright greens, magentas and jewel tones.
Designed to provide a healthy habitat for pollinators, these gardens include plants that attract butterflies, bees and moths.
Ornamental grasses not only add visual interest to landscape design, but also play an important ecological role. Grasses help reduce erosion and support soil stabilization, while also supporting pollinator gardens, making these trends work hand in hand.
Partner with Professionals
Partnering with professional landscape architects can help you make your vision a reality. From refreshing your garden beds to installing a complete custom-designed landscape, a landscape architecture firm will develop a plan to transform your outdoor space. At Prewett, Read & Associates, our proven process begins with an in-depth consultation to develop a custom plan.
During this stage, you can share your ideas, inspiration and goals — both large and small. Landscape architects can suggest plants, sustainable practices, draining and irrigation systems, and a tailor-made maintenance plan to best support your garden.
As we set forth into the new year, let the revitalization of your outdoor space be a symbol of positive change and endless possibilities. A well-refreshed landscape not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your surroundings but also contributes to a healthier and happier lifestyle. For more inspiration and expert guidance, explore our portfolio and stay tuned for upcoming blogs. Here’s to a year of flourishing landscapes.