Blog / Keep an Eye on These Hardscaping Trends in 2021

Most of us are hoping that very little from 2020 carries over into the new year. But one trend that is worth continuing is all the new yard projects that have unfolded with so many people being cooped up at home and eager to stay busy. 

As we flip the calendar, here are five recent hardscaping trends that gained in popularity in 2020 and are worth keeping an eye on in 2021. 

Incorporating Food

Fears of food shortages as well as the simple risk of going to a grocery store prompted a surge in home vegetable gardens in 2020. And one of the popular trends has been to incorporate raised garden beds, planters, and other food-growing spaces right into the hardscaping. 

Relaxing Harder

Spending so much time at home during the pandemic led many people to expand and improve their hangout areas. Chairs, hammocks, and swinging benches became a staple of hardscaping projects in 2020 as people sought out alternative spots to shelter at home. Expect the trend to continue into 2021. 

Turning on the Water

Water features have gained in popularity in recent years, and there’s no sign of the trend letting up anytime soon. Fountains, spillways, and ponds will continue to find their way into hardscaping spaces in 2021 and beyond. 

Housing Wildlife

Urban beekeeping has seen a surge in demand recently, as has keeping chickens. And as 2021 ushers in, we can expect to see an increase in those environments being built into hardscaping along with bird houses, baths, and feeders.

Dining Out

Backyard grills are increasingly being blended into hardscaped spaces as people look to save space and create a more seamless look. So man the grill in 2021, or at least tend to this trend.

Schedule Your Free Consultation

These are just a few of the hardscaping trends to keep an eye on in 2021. For more ideas, schedule a free consultation with the team at Redwood Land Design. With each space presenting a unique opportunity, we will personally visit your property to discuss a customized hardscaping plan specific to your yard. 

The winter is a great time for project planning so your newly hardscaped space can be ready to go in 2021. Reach out to the team at Redwood Land Design today and become a trendsetter yourself.