In our last blog, we spoke about how concrete furniture may be the future. Well, today we’ll continue to ride the concrete machine but this time switching our attention to the yard. With neutral colours becoming fashionable and desirable for homes, concrete is taking over the backyard setting more and more as nothing is more neutral than grey – the natural colour of concrete. As concrete contractors, we believe that having a backyard made up entirely of concrete is a 2019 trend worth having, here are some reasons why.
You want your yard to look nice, don’t you? Well, concrete can have a variety of aesthetic effects and impacts depending on which type you go with. If you’re looking for a more industrial look then your traditional concrete with neutral tones is an easy way to go. For a more modern look, you can try out exposed aggregate with its endless material and style combinations.
Our concrete contractors will be able to help you with the different type of aggregates you can combine to find the look you’re after. Finally, you can jazz things up a little and opt for coloured concrete which will add a fun aesthetic into the mix, and you can match it to your home or garden or even contrast it. There is a huge array of possibilities and outcomes that can be reached with concrete making it ideal for almost anyone.
The reality is that Australia is dry climate, having a garden with grass is a lottery as it will probably end up being dry most of the time unless you’re going out of your way to water it. With concrete, you don’t have to worry about that. It will survive the heat and the wet. Its maintenance is very little in comparison to maintaining grass as it only needs to a good sweep every now and then and – depending on how much it is used – re-sealing every 2 – 5 years.
As opposed to grass which needs mowing typically once a month, depending on how much it grows, and of course, mowing the lawn only works effectively if the grass is dry so you have to factor that in. If you have a pet, then you can always consider having some fake grass for them to do their business on.
Unlike with grass where you must essentially rely on the natural lay of the land – apart from when you dig downwards to create depth – you can form structures with concrete. This means that as well as giving your backyard some depth by digging down you can do the opposite and create an elevated area. Whether this is a small gazebo-like area where you can enjoy a nice tea in the afternoon or a large area to play some sport or have open for a large gathering of people.
You can also craft your perfect a firepit, and with all the concrete around instead of grass, the fire risk is reduced drastically. You can also mix different types of concretes together to create your ultimate backyard aesthetic, for example, exposed aggregate with a stamped concrete border, or even separating different areas of your backyard with different coloured concrete. The possibilities really are limitless.
Does my entire backyard have to be concrete?
No, of course not. You can combine the concrete with the natural lay of the land or even create little gardens off to the sides. A popular option is having a concrete patio and fake/real grass for the rest of your yard at a de-elevated position. Whilst the 2019 trend seems to be moving towards entirely concrete backyards it is not uncommon to have garden patches within these concrete-scapes.
Are you looking for concrete contractors?
If you need some concrete work done, then you should go with trusted and experienced contractors. Prestige Concrete Services uses fully qualified contractors that only produce the finest quality of work and cater to the clients’ needs and schedule. Our concrete contractors’ operation areas cover the residential, commercial and local government sectors where we excel in a variety of different concrete services that will be able to meet whatever criteria you’re after.