Concrete is an endlessly variable material which can be used to landscape your home and garden. Affordable, striking, and quick to install, concrete can radically transform the look and feel of your garden and help you get the most out of your outdoor spaces. In this article, we look at 4 key ways concrete can be used to design and shape your garden.
Concrete retaining walls are one of the simplest ways to maximise the available space in your garden, and create a striking multileveled outdoor area. From a functional perspective, retaining walls are a great solution for preventing soil erosion, and flooding. They are also a great choice if you are looking to design a low maintenance and water efficient garden, as the raised garden beds retain a lot more water, and tend to be less vulnerable to weeds.
There is something incredibly romantic about having a winding garden path that you can wander along and take in the beauty of nature. Paths are also a great way to give shape to your garden, and look particularly striking if you want to plan out a multileveled garden bed. From a functional perspective, concrete garden paths provide an even, slip resistant surface that is perfect for use by older and differently abled people.
Summer barbecues on the patio are a great Australian tradition and if you’re looking to create an outdoor entertainment area, there is no better material to use than concrete. Durable, stylish, variable and budget friendly, decorative concrete finishes like exposed aggregate are a great option for outdoor areas, as they require very little maintenance, and can endure weather extremes.
Concrete has also long been used as a way of making a sculptural design statement in your garden. Simple designs like spheres or abstract shapes tend to work most effectively and integrate into the natural surrounds of your garden. This is a great option if you want to create a statement in your drought tolerant garden.
Prestige Concrete Services specialise in a broad range of concrete landscaping services including pathway, patio and driveway installation as well as decorative finishes including exposed aggregate for our Melbourne clients. To learn about how we can help with your next landscaping project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by calling 0411 440 157.