Transform Your Yard: Top Landscaping Trends to Watch in 2025

Last Updated on July 11, 2024 by Tanya Janse van Rensburg

Trends come and go in all aspects of life, and landscaping is no exception.

How we landscape our yards has evolved over the years, with many ideas staying the same but changing slightly.

Landscaping will help make your home look beautiful, add value to your property, and create functional spaces you and your family can enjoy. 

Whether you're ready to landscape your yard now or are just getting ideas for the future, these are some landscaping trends you'll want to watch.

Fruit and Veggie Gardens

Many people have gardens in their yards, but as 2025 approaches, we'll see more people wanting fruit and veggie gardens.

Previously, many people who wanted a garden would plant their fruits and veggies in the corner of the yard or just out of the way.

More and more people are incorporating their gardens into their entire landscaping plan.

For instance, a popular trend is to create a raised bed garden with various fruits and vegetables, such as tomatoes, strawberries, and herbs, all neatly arranged in a yard corner. 

We love this trend because it allows you to grow some of your food or herbs and because it will look stunning if tastefully added to your design.

The best part is that you can have a small garden if you want to. You can have just herbs or only one kind of plant if that's more manageable for you. 

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Biophilic Landscaping

Biophilic design, in simple terms, is about bringing nature into your living space. It emphasizes the connection between nature and our well-being.

As people have become more concerned with wellness, we think this trend will be one of the most popular. Biophilic landscaping is a great way to balance aesthetics and ecology

We expect people to incorporate this concept into landscape design by creating meditation gardens, strategically placing seating areas, and adding peaceful water features.

This will promote a more tranquil area to boost mental and physical health. 

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Outdoor Living Spaces

For those who love spending time outside, adding an outdoor living space or two will be a huge trend in landscaping.

We're talking about going above and beyond traditional small patios and decks.

Expect landscaping to include living spaces like outdoor kitchens, dining tables, couches, and other lounge areas.

These spaces not only extend your living area but also provide a place for relaxation and entertainment.

Adding firepits and other decor items will make your yard the perfect place to enjoy the fresh air or entertain loved ones. 

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Sustainable Landscaping 

There's been a big push towards sustainability in many industries, including landscaping. People are trying to be more environmentally conscious while landscaping.

There are a few ways sustainability can be a focal point of landscaping. Some ways we'll see this trend evolve are: 

  • Planting native plants 
  • Using water-efficient irrigation systems 
  • Incorporating drought-tolerant plants 
  • Xeriscaping (helps reduce the need for chemicals and helps conserve water)
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Wellness Gardens and Outdoor Spaces

This next trend, wellness gardens, is similar to biophilic landscaping but is still slightly different.

While biophilic landscaping focuses on your yard's overall design and layout to create a natural and calming environment, wellness gardens are more specific.

They are designed to promote health and well-being, often featuring elements like meditation areas, yoga spaces, and fragrant plants.

Being outside does wonders for our mental health and well-being, so in 2025, more people will add wellness gardens and other spaces to their yards.

These spaces can provide a peaceful retreat from the stresses of daily life and a place to reconnect with nature. 

With this trend, we'll see that one of the leading designs is that of people creating aromatherapy gardens.

These gardens feature fragrant flowers and herbs that create a sense of peace, wind chimes, and comfortable seating areas where you can escape day-to-day chaos. 

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Vertical Gardens

Vertical gardens have been increasing in popularity for some time now, and we'll see more of them in 2025.

Many people are renting now, which often comes with minimal outdoor space. If you have a smaller yard or terrace that you want to landscape, vertical gardens are the perfect solution.

These gardens are perfect for saving space while allowing you to have plants to care for.

You can buy free-standing vertical planters or mount them on the wall. Either way, they're a great way to personalize and green your small space. 

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Meadow-Inspired Landscapes

Last but not least, we think that meadow-inspired landscapes will be popular in 2025.

The last few years have focused on super-manicured and precise landscaping, which is the opposite.

This aesthetic is more untamed and will still be planned out, but it looks more like the meadows of wildflowers and plants you'll see on the sides of the road or in parks.

For a meadow-inspired yard, you can add native grasses and plants to look as natural as possible.

Even though it's supposed to resemble a wild meadow, you'll still want to maintain the plants and keep your grass mowed. 

Even though it's supposed to resemble a wild meadow, you'll still want to maintain the plants and keep your grass mowed. 

You don't want the grasses to get too high and look sloppy, so you'll want to search for "mowers for sale near me" or look into hiring someone local to help you. 

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Conclusion

Landscaping is becoming more than just getting your lawn mowed and trees trimmed.

You can add more of your personality into your yard and make it a place you're proud to spend time in and show off.

With trends like vertical gardens, wellness spaces, and more appearing, 2025 can be the best time to redo your yard and make it exactly what you want. 

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