Landscaping Trends  To Anticipate

Explore the forthcoming evolution of Chicago's landscaping scene as we anticipate the trends set to redefine outdoor spaces in 2024. From innovative sustainability practices to modern  design concepts, discover the landscape transformations that promise to shape the city's outdoor aesthetics and functionality in the coming year.


Sustainable landscaping

Increased emphasis on eco-friendly  designs, incorporating native plants, rain gardens, and water-efficient features.


Vertical & small-space gardens

Utilizing walls and vertical structures for greenery, fostering space-saving  solutions and unique design elements in urban areas or smaller yards.


Outdoor  living spaces

Increasing focus on creating multifunctional outdoor areas that extend living spaces, including outdoor kitchens, fire pits, and comfortable seating areas.


Wellness garden

Designing spaces that promote mental and physical well-being, incorporating elements such as meditation areas, sensory gardens, and spaces for relaxation.


Tech integration

Utilizing smart technology for irrigation systems, lighting, and automated maintenance solutions to enhance  efficiency and convenience.


Native plant emphasis

Continued emphasis on native and  drought-resistant plants for their adaptability, low maintenance, and ability to support  local ecosystems.


Climate Resistant landscaping

Designing landscapes that can withstand extreme weather conditions, such as heatwaves, heavy rains, or droughts, through proper plant selection and landscape design.


A well designed winter display will give you some welcome color this time of year, the dormant pruning will get things under control and ready for spring, and a landscape design will allow you to envision your future outdoor space. American Gardens has the experts to help you with all of these and more!

So resolve to revive your outdoor space this year!