To hear the word concrete you may not think that it would be something to want in your yard but in fact, concrete landscaping has come a long way! Now concrete is all the rage and it is very pretty too.
You can use concrete landscaping for many different parts of your yard. Most people use concrete ideas and designs for the walkways and paths that wind through their gardens. This is more for those with larger yards but even if your yard is small it could do with some concrete landscaping. You could put down a lively patio that you and your friends could sit at to have drinks. There is nothing more fun than a little party out on the patio on a nice day!
Make it Functional
You can also use concrete landscaping to keep your soil in place. If there is a part of your yard that is prone to slipping then you can build a retention wall expressly for this purpose. The best thing about using concrete is that while it can be functional, you can make it look as if it is just there for looks. There is so much that you can do with concrete landscaping because concrete is so easy to work with. You can use bricks or you can use whole solid slabs. You can even get custom made concrete stones that are in unique and creative shapes and patterns.
Stone walls are another form of concrete landscaping that has really caught on like wildfire. Walls are what will frame the whole home. They are the gorgeous and steely frame to the glorious painting that is your front and back yard. There are many other reasons to use concrete such as walls as well. These walls are perfect for keeping your pet in the yard. If you have a dog that is prone to run away then look into this kind of landscaping. These walls are also very good for keeping intruders out. The harder your home is to get into the less likely burglars will be to bother trying. So look into this type of concrete landscaping today and talk to a professional about it. Take some time and see what all is out there in terms of concrete landscaping, you might just be surprised!
Thinking about getting a garden going along with the concrete landscape? check out our blog on Layered Gardening!