|Landscape Done Right||April 26 th, 2021|
2020 and 2021 have been full of new precedents. Large parts of the world’s population are still forced to stay home to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Since the lockdown, gardens, patios, and backyards have become a welcome escape from the confines of inside.
In the past, having outdoor space was often considered a luxury, particularly when it came to large gardens and patios. Now, even the smallest outdoor area has become an integral part of our everyday lives at home. There’s more emphasis on making use of any and all sizes of outdoor spaces as optimized as possible.
Outdoor areas will need to do more for their residents than ever before to take full advantage of every available space and planning to accommodate comfortable seating areas and multifunctional gardens. These spaces must adapt to work, fitness and relaxation.
As people have adapted to living their entire lives at home, outdoor spaces have become more like an extended room of the house – blurring the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living spaces. For many, this has meant as much time outside as possible. This could be carving out a quiet nook for outdoor working, creating a dedicated children’s play area away from the main house, or even designing an outdoor exercise space.
As homeowners you may already know the health benefits that gardening can bring for reducing stress and anxiety, as well as promoting mindfulness – and this has definitely been a coping strategy for people living through the lockdown. As a result, it seems that using our homes to create a sense of security and wellness is here to stay and the garden provides the perfect place to do this. While the impact of COVID-19 continues to have an effect on the way we live our lives, the need for more adaptable, mindful outdoor spaces is likely to continue as we all begin to adjust to a new way of living.
If you think more work needs to be done, you have come to the right place! D&D Mulch and Landscape has over 30 years of experience with transforming outdoor spaces to be beautiful, functional, and unique. Give us a call to learn how we can make your outdoor space perfect for you!