Is Concrete Right For Your Garden?

Deciding on outdoor pavers can be a tough call but working out how to incorporate concrete into your yard without compromising its look is a whole other ball game. While natural stone and brick have long been the most popular of landscaping materials, concrete provides a quality alternative. Whether you’re looking to create a garden path, a patio or simply fence in some garden beds, there are plenty of concrete blends which can do the job. Here are a few reasons to consider this versatile material for your next home improvement project.

1. Concrete is sturdy

If your garden sees its fair share of the elements, you’ll want a material which won’t crack under pressure. Unlike wood, porcelain and clay, concrete doesn’t rot or weaken in wet weather and it also withstands pressure more easily.


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2. Concrete is malleable

Other construction materials may only be purchased in specific dimensions, whereas concrete can be made suitable for all designs. Different colours and textures are available, as well as pre-set, standardised shapes.

3. Concrete is sneaky

Not keen on a modern, minimalist look? Not to worry. Concrete patios can be made to imitate a variety of other materials, such as brick, slate or tile - at a fraction of the price given the relatively easier installation.


Not convinced? Here are some elegant uses of concrete in the garden.


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