Technology and trends change over time, so how our homes and businesses look today tend to be nothing like they did decades before. And the same can actually be said for landscaping and landscape construction.

The world of landscaping is changing all the time, so in 2021 and beyond, you can expect some of the following innovations:

More Cellphone Technology Integration

It doesn’t seem like all that long ago that the only way to control something outside was by physically going up to it. For example, to know what your swimming pool needs and to learn its temperature, you would need to visit it.

Now, all that information is readily available on your smartphone, courtesy of smart technology. Landscaping experts also rely on cellphone apps to help them with landscaping material calculations and working out plant quantities and types for certain property styles.

Battery-Powered Equipment

Fuel-powered landscaping equipment still has its place in gardening and landscaping, but battery-powered equipment is becoming far more popular. It’s lightweight, low-maintenance, and clean. You also can’t deny that it’s better for the environment.

Battery technology is advancing at an incredible rate, which means landscaping teams can get far more time out of a single battery than ever before.

Wild Gardens

Neat and tidy, low-maintenance gardens are definitely on-trend, but one of the latest innovations is in complete contrast: wild gardens.

People are looking at their wild garden options to benefit the birds and the bees, welcome vibrant colours, and enjoy a hands-off approach to gardening. Typically, these are full of long grass and wildflowers positioned tastefully to enhance a home while being somewhere for bees and birds to eat and live.

Gardens for Mental Health

Numerous studies have alluded to the importance of gardening and nature for mental health. As a result, landscaping businesses have noticed that customers are requesting landscaping designs that enhance these effects.

Water features, vibrant flowers, seating areas, and outdoor entertainment areas with pathways are all popular additions in 2021 and beyond.

Asymmetrical Designs

While some people love nothing more than a completely symmetrical yard and home, others are after something more interesting. And now landscaping companies are going out of their way to provide it.

They’ve come up with innovative asymmetric designs that draw your eye to various elements in different ways. This non-traditional design is a head-turner, even if it’s not always aesthetically pleasing on the eye for some people.

Pollinator Gardens

Bees, butterflies, and other pollinators are at risk, and it’s up to us to bring up their numbers if we want to halt their devastating population decline. Some homeowners have answered the call by requesting pollinator gardens.

These are gardens that suit bees and other pollinators more so than the homeowner themselves. They have a variety of bee-friendly plants such as daisies, butterfly bush, spider flower, and lavender.

While such a garden may not appeal to those with bee allergies, they can definitely feel like you’re making a genuine contribution to the environment.

It has been astounding to see just how many landscaping trends have changed over time and just how much we have changed with them. We’re using different equipment, letting technology perform our calculations for accuracy, and we’re even relying on smart technology. The future is looking incredibly bright for landscaping innovation now and into the future.