Landscaping with Concrete
September 6, 2017
You’ve probably realized by now that your landscaping options are endless. One dependable material that gives you multiple choices, including customizable options is concrete. Let’s delve into the world of landscaping with concrete and explore some of the options.
Borders and curbing
Concrete is one of the most sustainable materials you can use for your landscaping needs. If you want to add some decorative elements to your flower beds, or create borders along your landscape that won’t regularly need to be replaced – concrete it the way to go. And again, it allows for more customization if that’s what you are interested in.
Borders also help stop weeds and unwanted plants from joining your flower beds. Stamped concrete borders can be designed to have the appearance of brick or stone, if desired.
Stamped concrete is a beautiful, decorative way to help enhance your landscape. Stamped concrete is completely customizable. Use colored concrete to compliment the look further.
Many people build retaining walls to place strategically around outdoor seating areas for social events near patios, decks, fire pits, etc. Retaining walls can also be used as a focal point, fence/privacy, or just as an attractive visual.
There are a lot of reasons you may want a retaining wall. To name a few, retaining walls offer ground control, they can help act as a barrier, they can help protect against erosion, and they can help with draining excess water.
One great idea is making your patio out of concrete pavers. Pavers are easy to maintain, because you only have to worry about replacing each paver as it gets damaged, instead of having to worry about staining, sealing, or repairing the whole patio.
You can use pavers in virtually all the same scenarios as concrete, but there are some advantages to using traditional concrete over larger areas.
Exposed aggregate gives a unique, natural look to any area. Exposed aggregate is one of the more common landscaping materials used in patios. The rock in the concrete gives off more of a design than traditional concrete, while being a durable material. Keep it in mind for garden pathways to give them an earthier feel.
For more decorative concrete ideas, or to receive a quote, consult a professional to explore what will work best for your landscape.