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Landscaping Trends for 2021

Landscaping Trends for 2021

Landscaping around the home is no walk in the park! Seriously, it takes love, passion and a bit of trial and error to find the perfect mix of foliage, hardscaping and gardening serenity. Styles and landscaping trends, however, can change as fast as the seasons, potentially making your garden a costly, time-consuming hobby.

LeDrew Lumber has gathered all the up-and-coming landscaping trends for 2021 to give you some creative ideas. A modern garden can bring a lot of joy to your home, and if extensive or minor changes are in your plans, we have great picks for you to choose from. Here are this year’s landscaping trends:

1. Impressive Relaxation Areas

With travel being difficult, people spend more of their free time at home. This led designers to ask, “Why go on a vacation once a year when you can take one in your backyard all year round?” With this philosophy, you can create recreational areas that will be as spectacular as a destination resort. Here are some ideas to make your backyard more comfortable:

  • Buy (or make) quality garden furniture, providing a new level to your suburban life.
  • Install an outdoor speaker system in your backyard so you can listen to background music or your favourite songs.
  • Make sure your space has good lighting to set the mood at any time of the day.
  • If your area doesn’t have an outdoor stove or a grilling area, there’s no better time to get one than now. Having dinner outside in the open air is such a priceless moment.

2. Low-maintenance Gardens

Keep it simple! Keeping gardens perfectly groomed can be frustrating and tedious. Having a simpler garden is one of the more significant trends in landscape design this year.

To achieve this, gardeners can:

  • Place plants in strategic places so they don’t need extra work. An example of this is a pool or pond shouldn’t have an overhanging tree that drops leaves into it. Also, a garden path shouldn’t be lined with bushes that grow a lot, blocking the way and requiring constant pruning.
  • Grow perennial plants, grouped by how much water they need.
  • Work with durable materials that are easy to maintain.
  • Use automatic watering equipment. According to modern horticultural trends, automation will help manage outdoor spaces more efficiently.

3. Turn Ordinary Into Beautiful

A garden that’s full of random things may not always be considered beautiful, but nothing is stopping you from using them to enhance your garden’s appearance. A trend that’s catching on makes use of old, vintage items that can become centrepieces in telling your garden’s story. How can you do this? Follow these tips:

  • Use the existing design from one of your favourite items and reuse it as a decoration in your garden.
  • Give old buildings a new purpose and bring them back to life. One example is to turn a greenhouse into a winter garden — the results can be stunning.

4. Bring More Joy Every Time You Step Outside

From the moment you step outside, your landscaping should bring you joy. Having beautiful walkways and entryways is an essential trend for this year. Thankfully, there are simple techniques that you can use to achieve this:

  • Plant fragrant plants on the pathways that lead to your house.
  • Place beautiful plants inside tall containers by the gate.
  • Pick plants with colours that mix well with the colour of your doors and place them by the entrance.
  • Use areas around the garden to grow creeping plants or moss.

5. Create Your Personal Space

Because life can get crazy at times, it’s nice to come home to a quiet place where you can simply hide away from worries and relax. This space can take the form of a hammock in a corner, a platform for meditation and yoga, or even an outdoor hot tub. Closed spaces have become an essential part of modern landscaping, and designers recommend the following:

  • Ensure that there’s enough room for two because there are times when we need the company of someone we trust and feel close with.
  • Include a small body of water within your secluded area for added ambiance.
  • Arrange a space behind a wall or a building to ensure your privacy.
  • Use lush foliage to decorate the space around you.
  • Incorporate calm and neutral colour schemes.
  • Add extra privacy to this area by using a wall of tall plants or a gazebo.
  • Install subtle lighting to help set the right mood any time of day.

If you have any questions or need more information, feel free to visit LeDrew Lumber for assistance. We would be happy to help you in any way we can.

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