Local Experts: Landscaping Trends for 2023

Local Experts: Landscaping Trends for 2023

As your local gardenologists, the team here at Early Up are well placed to showcase the new and emerging landscaping trends for 2023.

We see the personalisation of outdoor spaces and a connection with the environment becoming popular. During the lockdowns of COVID-19, most people spent more time at home and realised there’s potential to create their own outdoor sanctuary. Whether you’d like to create a beautiful outdoor space at your home or for use in a larger commercial setting, we’ll share what’s trending for the coming year in this blog post.

Here are 5 of the Emerging Landscaping Trends for 2023…

1. Outdoor Entertaining Areas with Firepits

In 2023, more people will be enhancing the ambience of their outdoor entertaining area with firepits and lights, to create a unique atmosphere that is both comfortable and inviting. With the warmth of the firepit and the soft glow of the lights, outdoor entertaining can offer an experience like no other. Whether gathering family and friends in a welcoming and cosy setting or simply taking some time to yourself, roasting marshmallows over an open flame is always enjoyable.

Many of our landscaping clients have been investing in striking furniture pieces, fire pits, pizza ovens and water features, as well as lighting that will make their backyard the perfect spot to unwind.

2. Rustic & Homely Looks

Creating a rustic garden brings a less clean-cut and more homely feel to your outdoor space. From weathered wood and vintage accents to native flora and natural stone, the rustic style combines charm and beauty with a sense of history. Planting various trees, shrubs and flowers at different heights gives structure and texture to complete the look. Furnishings such as handmade benches or upcycled furniture add the perfect touch to create a cosy environment where you can relax, entertain or just enjoy some quiet time.

By embracing the rustic vibe, you can create a unique backyard oasis that both looks good and also helps sustain wildlife in 2023 and beyond.

3. Native Plants that Wildlife Love

Turning your yard into a haven of native flora, pollinator-friendly flowers and bird habitats has become a popular trend, especially for younger gardeners. You can nurture nature by including native trees, herbs, shrubs and edible plants in your garden. Because these plants have adapted to the local climate, planting them helps produce a fantastic green space that is full of sustainable seasonal homes and feed for birds and wildlife.

Native plants can create an oasis where humans and wildlife can thrive as one. Fortunately, there is growing awareness around the importance of sustainability and the small part we can all play in our own environments.

4. Keeping it Simple – and Relaxing

Less is more when it comes to a calming space where you can cool down and relax.

Drawing inspiration from European influences, this sophisticated style captures the essence of elegance, history and tradition. Taking some time for yourself is always beneficial, and this trend gives you the feeling of being on holiday without ever leaving your house.

When creating simplicity and relaxation in your own outdoor setting, consider limiting yourself to a specific colour palette rather than too many colours, while repeating shapes through rows or mounds can provide an especially strong optical effect.

Property owners seeking a beautiful, simplistic and relaxing landscape often enlist the help of an expert for design and installation. Our landscaping experts are happy to assist you to create your outdoor oasis. (link to landscape design services)

5. Vegetable Gardens that Feed the Family

With grocery prices escalating to an all-time high, it is no surprise that edible gardens are among the landscaping trends for 2023. Besides saving money, nothing compares to the freshness of homegrown produce. From the juicy tomato plucked right from your garden to a wholesome vegetable salad, home-grown fruits and vegetables have no parallel. Veggie gardens provide the opportunity to live off the land and give you the satisfaction of growing your own produce.


Need help planning out your landscaped garden? Want to know more about the emerging landscaping trends for 2023? Speak to one of our experienced team. Call us today on 0448 300 736 to arrange a quote and find out why Early Up are your local landscaping and gardening experts!

Murwillumbah Colts Football Club

Murwillumbah Colts Football Club

Early Up has long supported and sponsored the Murwillumbah Colts Football Club. This ongoing partnership between Early Up and the Colts has been met with great enthusiasm from both the club and the local community.

Supporting local sports teams is an important part of Early Up’s commitment to being a community-minded business. By sponsoring the Colts, Early Up is supporting a local sports team and investing in the development and growth of young athletes in the area. The Murwillumbah Colts Football Club has a strong tradition of nurturing young talent, and Early Up is proud to be a part of that tradition.

The partnership between Early Up and the Colts has been a mutually beneficial one. As a sponsor, Early Up has been able to increase its visibility in the local community, while also contributing to the success of a beloved local sports team. The Colts, for their part, have been able to use Early Up’s support to fund new equipment, training programs, and other initiatives that have helped them to become one of the top teams in the region.

In addition to its sponsorship of the Colts, Early Up has also been active in supporting other local organizations and initiatives. The company has worked with local schools, community groups, and charities to provide support and resources where they are needed most. Through these efforts, Early Up has demonstrated its commitment to giving back to the community and positively impacting the lives of those who live and work in the Tweed Heads area.

As a community-minded business, Early Up is proud to be a sponsor of the Murwillumbah Colts Football Club. The ongoing partnership between the two organizations is a testament to the power of community involvement and the importance of supporting local initiatives. By working together, Early Up and the Colts are helping to build a stronger, more vibrant community for everyone who calls Tweed Heads home.

Rafiki Mwema

Rafiki Mwema

At Early Up, we are committed to supporting sustainable agriculture and local food systems. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Doyle Farm, a small-scale organic farm run by Rafiki Mwema, a charity based in Kenya that provides a safe haven for children and girls who have been abused.

We first learned about Doyle Farm in BNI Tweed Heads through our connection with Rafiki Mwema and were immediately inspired by the amazing work they do for the beautiful children in Kenya. We knew we had to get involved and support their mission in any way we could.

Through our partnership, Early Up makes monthly donations to Doyle Farm to help them acquire the necessary materials to provide their community with food. By doing so, we’re supporting a local chilren and contributing to the growth of a more sustainable food system in Kenya.

Early Up is proud to support Doyle Farm’s mission and contribute to the growth of a more sustainable food system in Kenya. We hope that working together can inspire more people to support Rafiki Mwema and their commitment to giving this community a better quality of life.

Fred’s Sleep Out

Fred’s Sleep Out

Early Up is committed to making a difference in our community, and we are proud to have an owner who shares this passion for giving back. Dan, the owner of Early Up, participated in the Fred’s Place Community Sleep Out in Tweed Heads in 2022, where he slept outside to raise money and awareness for homelessness.

Fred’s Place is a local charity that provides a range of services and support to people experiencing homelessness in the Tweed Heads area. The annual Community Sleep Out is one of their major fundraising events, where participants sleep outside overnight to experience a small taste of what it’s like to be homeless and raise money to support Fred’s Place programs.

Dan was one of many participants who braved the chilly night and slept outside on a piece of cardboard, experiencing just a fraction of the discomfort and vulnerability that homeless people face every day. He was joined by a diverse group of individuals, including other business owners, community leaders, and even a few local politicians.

Throughout the night, participants shared stories, experiences, and insights into homelessness and the challenges faced by people who are without a safe and secure place to call home. It was a humbling and eye-opening experience for Dan, who was struck by the resilience and strength of the individuals who endure these conditions daily.

By participating in the Fred’s Place Community Sleep Out, Dan helped to raise awareness of homelessness and the need for ongoing support and resources to assist those in need. He also raised money to support Fred’s Place programs, which provide a range of essential services, including emergency accommodation, meals, showers, and laundry facilities.

At Early Up, we believe that it is our responsibility to give back to our community and support those in need. Dan’s participation in the Fred’s Place Community Sleep Out is just one example of our commitment to community involvement and our dedication to making a difference in the lives of others.

We are proud to have an owner who leads by example and is willing to go above and beyond to support our local community. We hope that Dan’s involvement in this event will inspire others to get involved and make a difference in their own way.

Find out more about Fred’s Place.