Spring is a gorgeous season and tends to invite great weather without being as hot as summer. With the great weather, comes the need to sit outdoors and enjoy it. If you’ve used the best Melbourne concrete contractors, then you’ve already got yourself a stunning concrete driveway and paths. If you want to go one step further, though, why not consider adding some striking features that’ll stand-out amongst your guests and reinvent your yard? These six garden features will have you craving a yard re-design no time – let’s check them out!
1. Water feature
Was there any doubt that this was going to be number one on our list? A water feature is a much loved and very classic feature piece for any garden – no matter the size. The reason for this is because there are just so many different ways you can spin it.
You can stick with a traditional rounded basin where the water sprinkles down from the top – or opt for a more modern take such as a marble sphere where the water dribbles out from the side or top. These are only two of many different designs that you can choose from. You can even match your water feature with your concrete by selecting a feature made of the same type of concrete.
Constructing a concrete pergola adds an enchanting layer to your yard. Whether it’s a large one placed over your driveway or something on a smaller scale over your concrete path. Pergola’s are typically constructed with vines and trailing plants, but you can match it to your concrete by opting for concrete bases instead.
Alternatively, you can go for a concrete roof with gaps in between for vines and natural finishing’s. The size of the pergola can vary according to what you’d prefer, and it doesn’t have to be a simple arch over a walkway. It can also act as cover for an outdoor dining area in your backyard. The possibilities are endless.
3. Concrete edging
Edging your garden bed is a great way to add style to your garden. There are several different styles that you can use when edging your bed. Our suggestion is to use concrete. This is quite literally a solid option due to its strength and it will also match your driveway and/or walkways. You should use long pieces and insert them into the ground in front of the garden. Additionally, you can add another small concrete square on the outside – creating a 90° angle.
The best part about this is that it also holds other benefits for your garden such as keeping it contained. As your border will begin underground, it stops the roots from spreading. It also makes maintenance a lot easier for the garden. Mowing the lawn will be a lot less stressful as there’s a clear line of where the two sections begin and end – as well as a physical border separating the two.
4. Concrete furnishings
If you’re going to enjoy the outdoor weather this Spring, then you’re going to want to do it comfortably and in style. Consider a concrete bench and add some cushions for comfort. This will ensure you maintain that rustic style whilst still being comfortable. The bench can be placed in your front or backyard – depending on the layout.
If you’re considering a less-formal outdoor dining area, then take a look at concrete cubes or cones as seating around a table. These look great, and their petite profile makes them easy to have in even the smaller backyards. Concrete furniture looks modern and stylish and is a great addition to any backyard.
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So, no matter what style of concrete you’re looking for our Melbourne concrete contractors will be able to assist you. Get in touch with us by calling 0411 440 157 or filling out the enquiry form on our website.