Stouffville Mobile Redimix weighs in on the best backyard and driveway landscape projects of 2020. (Source: techo-bloc, Daphne Dubois, February 14, 202,

Daphne Dubois brings our attention to the top landscape projects of 2020, focusing on which projects stood out and made their mark, owning the title “staycation.” Pat from Stouffville Mobile Redimix shares, “although 2021 is coming to an end, it’s always a good idea to look at trends from a few years back. Tracking trends will give us some insight as to what to expect for 2022’s concrete landscapes.”

Extending the indoors is the first landscape project highlighted. Daphne Dubois shares the goal when creating an outdoor living experience is to extend the indoors to the backyard. Pat from Stouffville Mobile Redimix expresses, “outdoor living spaces are not a new concept to the landscaping industry. Its popularity rose as a result of the pandemic. We believe that this trend will continue its popularity. Many homeowners can add functional elements, including an outdoor kitchen or lounge space, making it a perfect addition to enjoy fresh air or entertain guests comfortably. We believe mobile redimix concrete is the best solution to create an outdoor living space in terms of material. Concrete will provide a solid foundation to support any additional elements. The concrete is batched and mixed on-site; therefore, homeowners are paying for the amount used.”

The second landscape project is focused on embracing nature. Pat from Stouffville Mobile Redimix shares, “enjoying the outdoors is part of living a well-balanced life. The article shows a warm and inviting seating area equipped with a fire pit, perfect for relaxing. Many believe in order to incorporate additional elements into a landscape; you must have a large space. The truth is, you do not need a lot of space to enjoy the outdoors. The smallest of spaces can be transformed into an oasis. When elevating the aesthetic or ambience of a landscape, we at Stouffville Mobile Redimix recommend combining textures and materials. We have noticed combining materials has also been on-trend, and it looks like it will continue as well. Combing materials like redimix concrete, natural wood, and greenery can elevate your landscape while maintaining the true beauty of its surroundings. For example, a poured redimix concrete fire pit pad is a safe, practical, and decorative addition suitable for various spaces. Therefore, you are incorporating a decorative focal point while leaving the surroundings up to mother nature and your creativity.”

At number three, Daphne Dubois shares the importance of including details to fully embrace the outdoor living experience. Pat from Stouffville Mobile Redimix agrees, “adding creative details turns an ordinary landscape into a personal paradise. The great thing about mobile redimix and on-site concrete pouring is that it allows you to incorporate those details, including an outdoor living space, patio, lounge space, outdoor kitchen, or dining area. Concrete is a resilient material, low maintenance, and can withstand a significant amount of weight. Therefore, making redimix concrete the optimal choice for outdoor additions.”

Daphne Dubois highlights the importance of curb appeal and expresses that a driveway is the first thing people see whether they’re stopping by for a visit or driving by in the neighborhood. Pat from Stouffville Mobile Redimix shares, “this year and last many homeowners focused on upgrading their front landscape. Front yard gatherings and focus on renovations/remodelling and landscaping were on everyone’s to-do list as we spent most of our days at home. We feel this isn’t so much of a trend per se; however, there have been more requests than usual, and upgrading the front yard landscape will most likely continue into 2022. Most requests included a redimix concrete driveway, pathway/ walkways, steps, and courtyards.”

At number five, Daphne Dubois highlights the importance of outdoor lighting and how often it is overlooked. Pat from Stouffville Mobile Redimix shares, “outdoor lighting is essential. It allows you to enjoy the outdoor landscape in the evening. It helps you to navigate from one area of the home to another safely. It is also a great way to discourage unwanted intruders.”

Lastly, simplicity is the best policy. Pat from Stouffville Mobile Redimix agrees, “landscapes do not always have to be elaborate; some homeowners prefer a more simple outdoor area. A patio area accompanied by a hot tub or pool brings the right amount of aesthetic while maintaining simplicity. At SMR, we found redimix concrete hot tub pads, redimix concrete pools/ infills were tremendously popular and highly requested.”

Pat from Stouffville Mobile Redimix expresses, “we are eager to see which trends continue into the new year and which new trend will present itself in 2022.”