What is Plant-Based Landscaping?

Last Updated on August 21, 2023 by Real Men Sow

There is a landscaping technique that prioritizes plant life over man-made materials such as concrete and stone. This practice is what they call “plant-based landscaping”. 

You can use this landscaping technique to create any type of landscape, including formal gardens and rustic backyards. There are many benefits to using plants for landscaping.

Advantages of Plant-based Landscaping

Environmental Benefits

Because plants remove carbon dioxide from the air, they add oxygen to the atmosphere. They also slow down erosion and filter out pollutants.

Aesthetic Appeal

Plants can enhance the beauty and feel of any space by making it more beautiful. It’s more pleasing to the eye to see a good amount of plants, which helps make an area look cozier.

Habitat Creation

Establishing a Habitat: Plant-based landscapes provide shelter and food for many species of animals and plants.


If you select the right plants and give them the care they need, these landscapes can be very low-maintenance.

This type of landscaping can be used with trees, shrubs, and groundcovers. It is important to choose plants that will thrive in the climate and soil of your area. Talk to a professional landscaper to help you determine which plants are best for your area.

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Hello, I’m Pete and I’m currently based in the west of Scotland, in a small place called Rosneath, where I’m exploring my garden adventures. I personally started gardening around 6 years ago and initially, I started out by growing my favorite fruits and berries, such as strawberries, Raspberries & Gooseberries. Since then I’ve added a lot of vegetables and working closely with my neighbor, it’s been a lot of fun.