April 11, 2023

Landscaping trends in 2023

Residential renovation projects—including yard renos—have been popular over the last few years, and 2022 was no exception. Yard projects continue to be popular this year as just about everyone wants to make their home (including the landscaping) picture perfect. But knowing how to transform your ideas into reality can be a challenge. 

Garden with topiaries

Landscaping projects take time. Spring is a great time to let your creativity blossom as you cultivate your perfect outdoor space. Dig through these 2023 landscaping trends for inspiration.

Architectural simplicity

Architectural simplicity is an ideal esthetic for landscaping a modern home. This elegant style draws inspiration from European estates and luxury hotels.

To make simplicity work for your home, stick to a limited colour palette (e.g., green and white) and use stands and rows of topiaries and hedges to create a real visual impact. Consider incorporating a tree into your front yard landscaping design.


If you’re looking to add a touch of charm and romance to your design, go for a Victorian look. Opt for more traditional garden plants such as roses, lilacs, hydrangeas and hollyhocks.

This style employs a more feminine colour palette, featuring delicate pink, purple and white flowers. Fanciful accents such as white picket fences, gravel or brick laneways, bird baths and stone planters complete the look.

Creative repurposing

Repurposing everyday items is a major trend right now, even in the garden. If you’re landscaping on a budget or in a small backyard, reusing household objects is more eco-friendly and adds a bit of wow to your garden. Vintage metal cookie boxes become flower boxes while wooden crates transform into a raised bed vegetable garden.

Metal in landscaping

Landscaping trends have featured various materials over the years. Metal is big in 2023, whether you’re adding shade structures, fun backyard signs or planters to your landscaping design. Pergola structures are also making a comeback, as well as patios for a better inside-outside flow.

Pergola in backyard

Since you spend a lot of time in your yard, it’s only natural to want a space that’s beautiful and functional. These landscaping trends let you get the best of both worlds.

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See also:

Trees and Shrubs for Small Yards

4 tips for sowing grass in spring

Planting a tree in front of your house

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