As this tedious year grinds to a close, the majority of us are hoping that very little from 2020 stays with us into the new year. One trend worth continuing is the increase in new yard projects that have unfolded with so many people being cooped up at home and desiring relaxing outdoor living spaces.
As 2020 gives way to 2021, here are five recent trends that grew in popularity in 2020 and are worth keeping an eye on in 2021.
Vegetables & Herbs
The pandemic has led to fears of food shortages and an increased recognition of the risk of going to the grocery store. This has led to a remarkable increase in new herb and vegetable gardens in 2020. A popular trend has been to incorporate raised garden beds, herb planters, and other food-growing environments into hardscaping projects. Davis Kee predicts this trend will continue and grow.
Being at home more during the pandemic led many people to expand and improve their outdoor living areas. Outdoor furniture such as patio chairs, hammocks, and swinging benches became staples of hardscaping projects in 2020 as people looked for alternative spots to relax at home. At Davis Kee Outdoor, we fully expect this trend to continue into 2021.
Water features have increased in popularity in recent years, and this trend shows no sign abating. At Davis Kee Outdoor, we expect that fountains, spillways, and ponds with waterfalls will continue to find their way into hardscaping projects in 2021.
Beekeeping in urban and suburban environments has seen a tremendous surge in demand recently. Another trend on the rise is people keeping chickens. As 2021 gets underway, we at Davis Kee Outdoor expect to see an increase in wildlife environments being built into hardscapes along with the traditional bird houses, bird baths, and bird & squirrel feeders.
The custom backyard grill is an amenity that is increasingly being incorporated into hardscaped spaces. This allows people to save space for outdoor living and creates a luxorious seamless appearance. At Davis Kee Outdoor, we predict that grilling outdoors will continue to drive this trend well into the future.
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These are a few of the trends to watch out for in 2021. For more information and ideas, contact Davis Kee Outdoor today! Winter is a great time to plan your project so your newly hardscaped space can be ready for use in 2021.