As spring starts to roll around, we didn’t want to get too far into the year without updating everyone on the residential landscaping trends we’re already seeing in 2024. For homeowners in Middle Tennessee, these trends offer new opportunities to not only refresh and enhance their properties but also reflect their personalities. Let’s delve into some of the top landscaping trends for 2024 that are reshaping the landscape design scene. 

Sustainable Landscaping 

With a growing emphasis on environmental living, sustainable landscaping practices are taking center stage this year. Homeowners are opting for eco-friendly landscaping solutions, such as native plantings, drought-resistant species, rain gardens, and permeable paving.  

Implementing sustainable landscaping not only reduces how much water you use but also promotes biodiversity and minimizes your overall environmental impact. 

Outdoor Living Spaces 

This is by far one of the biggest trends we’re seeing. The concept of outdoor living has evolved beyond simple patios and decks. In 2024, homeowners are embracing the idea of creating fully functional outdoor living rooms, kitchens, and entertainment areas. 

From cozy fire pits and outdoor kitchens to pergolas and comfortable seating areas, homeowners are transforming their yards into extensions of their homes. The best news? These spaces become your retreat for relaxing and entertainment year-round

Native Plants 

Piggybacking off sustainable living is the incorporation of native plants in landscaping design. Native plants are well-suited to our local climate and soil conditions, requiring less maintenance and water compared to any species that aren’t native to Middle Tennessee.  

They also support local wildlife, including pollinators like bees and butterflies—which is always welcome and encouraged! And who wouldn’t want to create landscapes that are both visually stunning and ecologically beautiful? 

Smart Technology 

As technology continues to evolve and incorporate into every aspect of our lives, it’s no surprise that it’s making its mark on landscaping, too. In 2024, smart landscaping tech is revolutionizing the way homeowners manage their outdoor spaces.  

From automated irrigation systems and Wi-Fi-enabled outdoor lighting to automated lawn mowers and soil sensors, smart technology is making landscaping convenient, efficient, and sustainable. 

Naturalistic Design Elements 

A shift towards naturalistic design elements is also big in this year’s landscaping trends. Rather than rigid, formal designs, homeowners are gravitating towards more organic, flowing layouts that mimic the beauty of the surrounding natural landscapes. Incorporating elements such as pathways, boulder accents, and native grasses adds a sense of serenity and harmony to outdoor spaces. Create your tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 

Multi-Season Design 

Designing landscapes that offer visual interest and appeal all year-round is another key trend for 2024. Homeowners are seeking out plants and materials that provide color, texture, and structure across all seasons. Designing for multi-season appeal ensures that outdoor spaces remain captivating and inviting throughout the year. 

Synthetic Turf 

In addition to natural landscaping elements, synthetic turf installations are gaining popularity among Middle Tennessee homeowners—one of the biggest trends we’re seeing this year! 

With advancements in technology, modern synthetic turf closely mimics the look and feel of natural grass while being durable and low maintenance. Ideal for areas with challenging growing conditions or high foot traffic, synthetic turf provides a lush, green lawn year-round without the need for watering, mowing, or fertilizing. It’s another way for homeowners to enjoy a vibrant, green landscape without compromising on sustainability. 

Ready to enjoy the space you have and make your home your dream home? Whatever your residential landscaping dreams are, The Greathouse Company can bring them to life. Our team will work with you to create a full landscape budget, design, and maintenance plan. All you need to do? Sit back and enjoy.