The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) recently published an article sharing predictions made by landscape professionals on residential landscape trends for 2021.
Here are a few excerpts from the article:
(To read the article in its entirety, please visit: Landscape Trends)
Outdoor Entertaining Areas
"Features that allow people to gather as a family will be particularly popular, such as fire pits, patios, outdoor kitchens, and even open green spaces where families can play games."
"We've seen a huge increase in the trend for outdoor dining, entertaining, living spaces."
"Adding privacy screens, pergolas, water features or simply beautifying the landscape with plantings all help create a soothing and healing space as people look for a place where they can separate themselves from work and schooling being at home now."
"With more people staying at home there has been an increase amount of people trying their hand at DIY projects, but most landscapers agree, when it comes to the larger landscape jobs, they're still turning to the professionals."
"Jacobsen says the demand is so high due to customers having more funds to put into their properties and they're booking jobs a lot earlier. Greathouse agrees that customers are using their unspent travel funds to hire landscaping companies."
Increased Environmental Awareness
"These trends include a desire for native plants, pollinator gardens, water conservation and organic lawn care."