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Gardens and outdoor areas can be a lot of work, but you can easily tame your garden with decorative concrete.
Regardless of how large or small the area, landscaping is an exciting makeover process that gives a sense of order and personalised style to your outdoor space.
One of the most effective materials for landscaping is concrete, which can be used to turn any backyard into a modern and inviting garden oasis.
Decorative concrete options such as coloured concrete and exposed aggregate with natural stone can be used in a wide variety of ways to add beauty and functionality, from paths and patios, to retaining walls and pool surrounds.
These are just some of the tips for using concrete to tame your garden, and create a low-maintenance and welcoming outdoor area.
Concrete paths are one of the simplest ways to bring order to a garden and draw the eye to a linear passageway through the outdoor area.
Using decorative concrete gives any space a sense of individuality and structure.
You can select from a range of concrete colours and finishes to create landscaping that complements your home and the local surrounds.
The use of decorative concrete isn’t limited to the backyard. Coloured concrete and exposed aggregate are popular options for decorative concrete driveways too.
Plants and foliage:
Concrete planters and pots can be used to bring order and form to a garden, while creating a neutral and natural colour palette.
Textured concrete such as exposed aggregate can be used to decorate empty corners, or to create a focal point in a patio.
Vertical garden walls can be used in small gardens, courtyards and balconies, adding a natural decorative effect.
Using concrete in your garden can also help to control plant growth and minimise weeds, creating a low maintenance space while embracing plant life.
Decorative concrete features can be added to any garden or outdoor area, livening up the space while creating unity and flow.
Concrete sculptures and vases can be positioned to create an organised and welcoming look, while garden screens and water features help to section and divide a garden.
If space saving is a priority, then more streamlined or taller concrete ornaments can be used.
Overall, sectioning off and ordering your outdoor area helps to tame the garden, creating an inviting and peaceful space.
Patios and entertaining areas:
Enjoying the great outdoors is a big part of life in Australia. And most homeowners want an attractive outdoor area to entertain friends and family.
Decorative concrete can be used for everything from patios to swimming pool surrounds, allowing you to choose concrete colours and aggregates to complement your home.
There are many ways to further beautify a concrete patio including lighting, furniture and further landscaping. You could even consider a concrete bench seat with added cushions for a luxe earthy look.
Garden beds and borders:
Concrete can be used to create decorative borders or patterns. Additionally, using concrete to create garden beds and borders provides greater weed resistance, reduced mosquito breeding, and a greater sense of style.
So, is there a limit to just how much of a garden should be remodelled with concrete? The balance is perfected by combining decorative concrete and stone with other natural materials and plenty of fresh natural greenery.
With such a wide selection of colours and finishes to choose from, decorative concrete is the perfect option for creating a unique garden that remains inviting and visually appealing for years to come.
For more information, tips and tricks on using decorative concrete indoors or out, visit the Geostone blog archive or contact us today.
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