Landscaping Trends on the Rise in 2021

Posted by Nutan Brown on Wednesday, August 4th, 2021 at 9:50am.

Over the last year, homeowners have been spending more and more time at home. As a result, the outdoor living space has become a central part of daily living. The way we use this space has changed along with it.

Here are 3 landscaping trends that have gained popularity in 2021. 

Bringing The Indoors Out


In 2021, the outdoor living space of many homes has transformed from a quiet green space to an all-out entertainment center. Homeowners are redesigning their backyards to include everything from furniture, to lighting, to tv screens and projectors. Even barbeques aren’t the only meals eaten outside, as alfresco dining has gained popularity.  

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Reducing The Lawn


In order to accommodate an outdoor entertainment area, more homeowners are shrinking the size of their lawns. A recent survey found that 65% of people still desire some green space, but have been opting for a variety of plants and planters to fill the space as opposed to grass. This allows for more versatility when it comes to outdoor living and entertaining.

Balcony Gardening


Even condo living has experienced a shift, with balcony gardens on the rise in 2021. Living in the city with limited access to the outdoors has caused condo owners to crave green space more than ever. There are plenty of options to make this space functional, from a minimalist design of a few plants and shrubs, to a fully functioning garden with an array of flowers, planters and even vegetables. The choice is yours!

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BONUS: Think Four Seasons

When planning an outdoor living space, don’t just think about the summer. Consider how you can make your outdoor oasis functional year-round. Heat lamps, fire pits, and string lights are great ideas for shorter days and cooler nights. You'll be thankful in the winter!

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