When you think about concrete, you usually think about the sidewalk, your driveway and maybe your porch— but what about your landscape? Concrete landscaping is extremely versatile, low maintenance, and is all the rage these days. On top of that, it is an eco-friendly product because it is easily recycled.
Most people use concrete designs for the walkways and paths that wind through their gardens. This is more for those with larger yards. Even if your yard is small you could put down a lively patio for you and your friends to hang out and have drinks or tea or a barbecue. There’s nothing more fun than a little party out on the patio on a nice day.
Stone walls are another form of concrete landscaping that has really caught on like wildfire. They make great retaining walls for raised planting beds, and can double as extra seating. These days you can buy stamps to give the concrete a more natural look and you can also stain it to appear like stone. If you want a textured look, concrete walls take well to stucco finishes or even tile to complement the overall theme of your landscape and garden.
Finally, even small concrete stepping stones can add punch to a landscape and function as way to keep you from stomping down your plants as you walk through the beds. The best thing about concrete landscaping is that while it can be functional you can make it look as if it’s just there for looks.
There is so much that you can do with concrete landscaping because it is so easy to form and work with. You can use concrete landscaping bricks or you can use whole solid slabs. You can even get custom made concrete landscaping stones that are in unique and creative shapes and patterns. The best part is that concrete projects are do-it-yourself friendly. Take some time and see all the options out there for concrete landscaping— you might just be surprised.