For garden landscaping projects, we often think of materials like stone and slate, but rarely concrete. However, we don’t think that should be the case. Thanks to its durability and versatility, concrete is an ideal material to use for a wide variety of different landscaping projects, domestic or commercial.
So, how exactly can concrete be incorporated into a domestic landscaping project?
Concrete landscape kerbing
Traditional landscape kerbing, which is often made of plastic or metal, is not always too exciting to look at. On top of this, if the kerbing breaks or starts to rust, that’s more time and money that you need to invest.
Concrete landscape kerbing helps tackle these problems. Firstly, the colour and texture of the concrete kerbing can be customised to match anything from brick to stone, or even a specific colour scheme or object in your garden. Concrete is also extremely resilient, meaning that it will last much longer than traditional kerbing.
When it comes to domestic landscaping, there’s a world beyond borders and paving. For example, have you thought about creating an outdoor kitchen area? More than just a passing trend, an outdoor kitchen is the perfect way to enjoy summer and with the heatwaves we’ve experienced over the past couple of years, it makes sense to start now.
Given that concrete is strong and weather resistant, it’s the perfect material to use. Your kitchen doesn’t have to look cold or industrial either, simply use other textures such as fabric and wood to ensure that the area is in keeping aesthetically with the rest of your garden.
If you’re looking to reconfigure your garden and create surfaces of different levels, you’re going to need a retaining wall. While you might immediately think of a natural stone retaining wall, a concrete one can look just as charming, whilst offering superior durability and excellent drainage.
While there are a variety of mortar-free block options on the market, a great way to create your structure is using a series of steel rods and a concrete fill. This ensures the specifications are exactly to your liking. However, if your retaining wall is looking to be upwards of 1.2 metres, consider opting for a tiered approach. This will allow you to distribute some of the weight of the wall across a greater surface area, whilst also letting you get creative with how you style each tier.
Concrete bench planters
While many retaining walls are created to house plant beds, separate concrete planters are also a great addition. To ensure the long-term health of your plants, you want to make sure that you treat your planters with the right sealers, helping them last longer and protect the soil from contamination.
Have you been inspired to use concrete for your next garden landscaping project? If so, EasyMix Concrete can help. Whether you need concrete for a shed base or a retaining wall, our strong, versatile mixes are bound to be what you’re looking for. For more information about the concrete we supply throughout London, get in touch with a member of our friendly team today.