Concrete makes a great surface material and pavement for your home and garden improvement projects. However, you don't have to pave all your landscaping in order to get the most benefit with concrete in your yard. Here are some options to add concrete into your yard landscaping for a great appearance integrated into your landscaping for added value.
Pave Garden Paths
When you are dealing with any amount of soil in your garden, staying out of the mud can become difficult just after a heavy rain, during spring thaw, or after you have heavily irrigated your landscaping. For this reason, you can install a garden pathway or concrete stepping stones through your yard for improved passage in your yard.
You can install a meandering pathway with a decorative concrete finish to help it blend in with your landscaping, or you can pour a geometric-shaped pathway around the edges of your yard. Building a concrete pathway from your patio and around the side of your home to the driveway or a wood deck will improve your property's value and give the area extra utility as a finished surface.
Build a Raised Garden
When you want to add garden beds to your yard but you don't want them to be at ground level, you can add in raised bedding areas using preformed concrete products. Not all gardens are directly on the ground, either due to physical limitations or problems with small wildlife eating all your produce, and you may want to invest in building a new raised bedding.
You can find a selection of decorative concrete blocks, such as v-lock blocks or you can have a new planter box poured with the use of concrete forms. Then, you can add decorative elements to the exterior of the concrete to add interest to the new constructs. A concrete raised bed will provide you added strength and lasting durability that you won't find with other types of materials, such as vinyl or wood.
Add Curb Edging
Curbing does not always have to be next to the street to help with gutter drainage, but it can provide an amazing finish to your landscaped areas. When you need to separate your lawn from landscaping areas, curbing is a long-lasting option that will look sharp. A curbing border between your lawn and mulched soil will keep the mulch from scattering and the lawn from growing into your bedding areas. Curbing holds up well in freeze-thaw patterns and won't degrade like vinyl or metal curbing does.
A concrete contractor can help you with these projects to make your yard look great.