Outdoor Landscaping Trends for 2021

Outdoor Landscaping Trends

2021 Landscaping Trends

Over the past year or so, we’ve come to value our outdoor spaces more than ever before. They’ve become multi-purpose spaces that we can escape to when we need to breathe some fresh air and enjoy some peace and tranquillity.

We’ve used them for a change of scenery, as outdoor play areas, and even to work from when we’re getting sick of the sight of our four walls. As a result, this year the outdoor landscaping and garden trends are more creative and more exciting than ever before.

Here are a few of the highlights.

Outdoor Living Areas

Better Homes and Gardens website says it best; “Whether you’re cooking, exercising, or just hanging out, plan to spend more time outside this year as backyards, decks, and patios evolve into comfortable, well-equipped extensions of the home.”

Why not consider adding a fire pit or a pizza oven to help take outdoor entertainment to a whole new level? Or add a gazebo, pergola or even a semi-permanent bell-tent to help you shelter from the sun? Then add fairy lights and cosy, textured blankets and cushions for that uber-modern look.

Eco-friendly Elements

Bring elements of the natural world into your outdoor landscaping design and you’ll not only be capturing the most on-trend look for 2021 but also doing your bit for the environment.

Add natural features that blend with the local habitats, then add elements such as plants and trees to provide shelter for local species, flowers where bees can pollinate and dry stone walls for local bird species to perch.

This landscaping trend is all about minimum effort for maximum results, giving you more time to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labours.

Growing Your Own

With rising food prices and a surge in plant-based diets, more people are growing their own food than ever before, and you can too.

Even if you only have a tiny back garden or balcony, you can grow delicious fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs that will save a significant amount of money on your grocery bill. Start small, perhaps trying your hand with a pot of herbs or some tomatoes and see how you go from there.

If you discover that you have green fingers, why not experiment with heirloom plant choices and innovative varieties instead?

Smart Technology

Technology is making its way into our gardens and outdoor landscapes more than ever before, with trends including cool gadgets like robot lawnmowers, smart bird boxes and even automated sprinkler systems.

Whilst most of these clever systems help you with the logistics of caring for your garden, tech such as portable outdoor projectors, outdoor speakers and wire tech simply help you have more fun.

Secluded Areas

With the chaos of modern life, we all need somewhere to escape to where we can forget our problems and unwind. For this reason, tiny, secluded garden areas are also becoming more popular than ever in 2021.

Why not consider adding a hammock to the corner of your garden, a hot tub or jacuzzi or a platform for outdoor yoga and meditation? Then separate from the rest of the garden with a wall or trellis, decorate the space with abundant greenery and you will have your ideal outdoor spa space.

Natural Stone

Natural stone never really goes out of fashion. Used in a wide variety of commercial and residential settings, natural stone is versatile and beautiful in equal measure. Used extensively in kitchens, bathrooms, hallways, conservatories, patios, paths, outdoor kitchens, the list goes on and on.

A favourite with landscape designers when creating gorgeous outdoor spaces, natural stone provides sophistication and elegance to any setting. And with its timeless qualities, you know that by using it in your latest project, you will always be on-trend.

When designing or renovating your outdoor space, get inspired by these wonderful outdoor landscaping trends for 2021. Create relaxation or entertainment areas, embrace the eco-friendly and the technological, indulge in the beauty of natural stone and perhaps even grow a few fruits or veggies of your own. Your garden will be transformed and so will your stress levels.


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