The Latest Features and Trends in Seasonal Landscaping

Let me guess: you fixed your outdoor space when you first moved in and haven’t updated it since. If we areright, we know you are ready to bring new life to your yard, and we want you to know that the possibilities are endless. When you keep up with seasonal landscaping, your property will look festive and cohesive, and it can even save you money. There are so many new trends in seasonal landscaping, and with spring around the corner, you need to start planning now.


Edible Landscaping

Turn your simple yard into a gardener’s paradise with edible landscaping. This type of landscaping involves planting herbs, vegetables, and fruits. You’re not only adding lush greenery, but you can also feed your family.

Easy-to-grow herbs that are aromatic and bloom include lavender, rosemary, and mint. When planning your edible garden, use fencing to separate the mint from everything else. Not only do fences increase your property value, but they can also keep out critters and prevent garden mishaps.

Did you know that mint is invasive and can take over other plants? That’s why fences, even short ones, come in handy.

Vertical gardens

Maximize your space and add a touch of greenery to vertical surfaces with a green wall. The look of wooden fences can become tiring, but you can turn your plain lawn into a fairy oasis with climbing vines.

You don’t have to add just climbing plants, either. Find hangable pots and plant whatever you’d like. Once everything starts growing, flowers and leaves fill the empty spots to form a lush garden wall.


Summer Flowers

Keep your yard thriving during heat waves with summer flowers. These flowers can live in high temperatures, and some even thrive in the heat. Peonies and hibiscus are just a few flowers that can withstand tropical temperatures. You can also bring color to your dry yard with summer bulb combos. Plant different colors of tulips in one spot or underplant Muscari with Daffodils.

Solar Lights

Smart lights and solar-powered lights are game-changers for outdoor designers. With solar lights, you no longer have to worry about finding an electrical outlet. Since the sun powers these lights, they are easy to set and forget.

Beware, on overcast days, the lights don’t get as bright. But that is where smart lights steal the show. You can control most smart lights through an app on your phone. Most of these lights will have multiple color options and settings. Smart lights also come in all shapes and sizes, making it easy to find a light for every area in your yard.



As fall comes around, you’ll see why more and more homeowners are turning to xeriscaping. The weather cools during this time of the year, and there is less sunlight. That hinders the quality of life for your plants and lawn.

Xeriscape with native plants. It is water-positive and conserves energy. Natives thrive in the cooler weather and don’t need as much water.

Cozy Outdoor Living Spaces

The sun is setting earlier, making autumn the perfect time for bonfires. A fire pit will warm your outdoor space, and your yard will become the hangout spot with cute, comfy seating.

From trendy patio furniture paying homage to the bean bag to grown-up sectionals, outdoor seating is cozy and spacious but still sturdy. People can stand up without a problem if you know what I mean.


Container Gardens

Instead of repotting your plants into holiday pots, create container gardens. Now, you can personalize and decorate each potto fit the vibes in your yard. Winter can be brutal in some places. Containers are easy to cover up or bring inside.

You wouldn’t want your plant babies to freeze. And, you can think seasonally with annuals. For example, Christmas pots are fun to fill with poinsettias, pine cones, and balsam fir cuttings. Not only do they get visitors in the holiday spirit, they smell great, too.

Holiday Decorating

Don’t forget the natural real estate when fitting the house with Christmas lights and adding Rudolph to the roof. While most people stick to hanging lights off the roof, turn your yard into a winter wonderland with lights and projectors.

Light projectors cast moving images, like falling snowflakes, onto your garage, home, or yard. Projectors can be pricey, so look for ones that say “laser light projector.” There are also so many ways to hang Christmas lights on trees and use them around your yard. For example, net lights look best on shrubs because you can poke branches through the holes and make them glow from within.

iScape makes trying trends easy so you can decide which you like best. Download the app, scan your yard or property, and choose from thousands of plants and lawn fixtures to virtually design your dream landscape.


Gina Thompson is an experienced multimedia journalist, producer, and content writer born and raised in Texas. In her spare time, she loves catching a live band, dancing, and finding the next big taco spot. As a writer, she is passionate about making a positive impact on her community by elevating the voices and stories that need to be heard.