When you start to consider adding something unique to your property, concrete is likely to become part of the mix. Whether you are going to create a landscape, hardscape, or new patio, there are concrete options that you can consider and bring into your design. Many of these options may not even look like concrete but can add something special to the design and make your new yard design really stand out.

Concrete Stepping Stones

Designing a path through your new yard or garden is a great way to lead people to the part you want them to see. It is also a great way to keep people off grass, plants, flower beds, or other parts of your design. Concrete stepping stones are available in many styles so you can customize the look and feel of your path and they will be very durable, lasting for many years, even in the harshest weather.

Recycled or Reclaimed Concrete

One great way to use concrete is through reclaimed or recycled concrete. Large chunks or small pieces, you can bring the material into your landscape and make it work for you. Drainage in the bottom of flower beds is one great option. Most people will not see it, and it will serve a purpose that will benefit your garden or yard design and keep the material out of landfills. Larger pieces can be used to create walls or raised bed sides and can even be shaped into rocks or other objects to add to the design.

Pouring a New Patio

Is there a new patio in your paradise design? Pouring the patio from concrete will create a solid, durable place to gather. Consider having the patio stamped with a texture or design when it is poured for a unique look or to fit into the environment you are creating for your yard. Concrete can also be delivered colored, stained after curing, or painted to suit your needs. Talk to the concrete supplier you are working with for details about what they can do to help you.

Ponds, Water Features, or Hardscapes

Creating a pond or water feature out of concrete is a great option for your yard. You can use a precast feature or create one from scratch that fits your design. If you don't know how to create one that fits your needs, there are landscape companies out there that can help you. There are also pre-made waterfalls, fountains and other things that you can add to round out the design and create something you can enjoy for years to come.