5 Awesome Landscape Design Trends in 2021

Dec 15, 2020

Landscape design trends in 2021 are here!

2020 is coming to an end (finally) after a banner year for landscape design. With so many families working from home amid the Covid-19 pandemic, homeowners in Massachusetts and beyond have had more time than ever to focus on home remodeling and landscape design projects. 

Landscape design trends in 2020 brought the outdoors in (hello, house plants) and many homeowners emphasized the importance of sustainability and eco-friendly landscape design. Landscape design trends in 2021 will include more of the same, but let’s set our sights on what new trends are in store for landscape design in the New Year!

Top Landscape Design Trends in 2021

Outdoor Living Areas

In 2020 homeowners brought the outdoors in, but what about bringing the inside out? 

Social distancing has become the new normal in 2020, meaning most of us are enjoying our backyards more than ever. More time at home has provided homeowners with the opportunity to optimize their existing outdoor living area into a majestic oasis, perfect for small, socially-distanced BBQ’s, relaxation areas, and more.

2020 saw an uptick in inquiries for outdoor kitchensfire pits, and patio paver installation. Additional fencing is another growing trend as more families are exploring privacy options as they spend more time at home. In 2021, we expect this trend to continue as more and more families use their backyard as a place to connect with their loved ones.

Landscapes Worth Pollinating

honey bee pollinating a color flower

Bees and other pollinating insects are said to pollinate up to a third of the food we eat. Many of those fruits and vegetables require pollination from bees to survive. With the honey bee population in decline, more homeowners across the country are exploring unique ways they can help in their backyard.

Whether you have a small outdoor living area in Boston or a vast landscape in Plymouth, converting your landscape design into a pollinating oasis for honey bees and other pollinating insects is the perfect way to enhance the aesthetic of your landscape design in 2021, while also helping to attract different pollinators.

Plants native to Massachusetts (ask your landscape designer what works best) will attract not only bees but butterflies and hummingbirds as well!

Privacy Please!

Since we’re all spending more time at home lately, it’s no wonder that privacy in landscape design will continue to be a hot trend into 2021. 

Fences, stone walls, and strategic plant design are all growing in popularity as homeowners seek ways to add a cozy feel to their landscape design. A Japanese zen garden is a popular choice among residents!

Low-Maintenance & Sustainable Landscape Design

While many of us would love a giant garden oasis, most of us may not have the green thumb to keep a massive garden lush and healthy for extended periods. Instead, homeowners are turning to sustainable and low-maintenance options for their landscape design remodel.

Artificial grass is a worthwhile investment that not only keeps your lawn green year-round but helps to increase property value and decrease your monthly water usage. 

Watering the lawn is a thing of the past with artificial grass, resulting in a drastic decrease in monthly water usage and utility costs. Homeowners in Massachusetts can reduce their carbon footprint and do something positive for the environment at the same time!

Outdoor Lighting

outdoor lighting landscape design trends in 2021

Outdoor lighting is the perfect way to add a bit of cozy ambiance while spending time in your yard. Patio and walkway lighting, overhead lighting, tree lighting, and even pool lighting are all gaining popularity as 2021 approaches. 

Enhance your landscape design, improve visibility, and extend outdoor time with this budget-friendly landscape design trend!

To learn more about landscape design trends in 2021, visit the JM Mento Landscape Design Services page and schedule a free consultation today!

Check out our gallery for newly completed landscape design projects, and get inspired for your next landscape design remodel!

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