It is true that we service both commercial and residential properties, but there are some distinct differences between the two. However, today is not the day to discuss those differences. We do not want to leave anyone out for this one, so this will be a commentary on one of the similarities shared by every landscape regardless of property type. It is true that every landscape needs maintenance, but every landscape also needs to be enhanced. In both of these endeavors, it is important to stay up to date with popular trends whether that be to drive in commercial business or drive up the value of your home. Here are the 2023 landscaping trends you should think about going into the new year.

Outdoor Living Spaces

In the face of a pandemic that shut down the entire world, people began to value their time in the outdoors that much more. This has not gone away, even with all of the technology that has become so popular. These spaces typically combine a multitude of landscaping amenities for one cohesive design. Imagine an outdoor patio complete with a fire pit, or an outdoor kitchen. Maybe it is even covered by a pavilion or a pergola for use in all weather conditions. In any case, this needs to be a space that is tailored to the needs of you and your guests.

Landscape Sustainability: Native Plant Material

Another hot-button topic, the environment has been heavily talked about for the past year. Many landscapers have taken this into consideration and begun to plan for sustainable landscapes. One of the core components is the use of native plant material. More people are likely to know the plants when they are local, and they require fewer resources being already accustomed to the area. This is true for annuals, perennials, shrubs, and even trees. They are also much more likely to serve local wildlife, so you would be doing your best to give back.

Prioritizing Privacy Landscaping

Speaking of trees and shrubs, one prominent trend for 2023 is sure to be privacy landscaping. With an increased amount of time spent outdoors, people also want to do so in private. While your first inclination might be to install a fence, there are natural alternatives. Especially when you think about creating a luxurious look on a commercial property, using shrubs and trees to edge the property creates a natural blockage of sightlines into your landscape. Select the right plant material and they will also look great aesthetically.

Easy Landscape Enhancements

Many people are having a tough time economically. Budgets are tight, and commercial property managers are looking to increase their margin on the bottom line. This is totally understandable given current conditions, but it does not mean landscaping cannot be of value. Actually, it means that the best thing to do is to prioritize those simple enhancements that make a big difference. Think about mulch installation or annual flower rotation. These seemingly small projects can make a big impact on the perception of the property. 

Your landscaping is the first thing noticed by your visitors, friends, and customers. Let OakLawn Landscaping ensure that your first impressions are top notch and have your guests in awe before they even reach the door. Visit our website, or contact us today at (301) 854-0684 for any of your landscaping needs, commercial or residential.

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