Concrete Garden Design Ideas for 2020
Are you looking to build a concrete garden this summer?
If you’re planning on using your garden for BBQs, parties, events or just a space to relax, improving your surroundings with small aesthetic changes can make all the difference. So have a look at our concrete garden ideas for the inspiration you need.
A relaxing concrete patio
Patios are great for entertaining, unwinding and reading, or even hanging up the washing, and are a must-have in any garden. The ideal material to use is concrete, it is quick to install, durable, and only requires a sweep or rinse to stay clean. You can create a summery, outdoor living room by adding some comfortable patio furniture and even a portable fire pit. Some patio gardening ideas such as flower boxes or a container garden bed would also brighten up the space.
Ever Readymix offers specialised concrete mixes for laying floors and outdoor paving. We can even provide weekend and bank holiday deliveries if you want to tackle your concrete patio as a DIY project. If you are a DIY-savvy homeowner, you can also use a concrete mould or a patterned rubber roller to create the look of stone or brick and make the concrete texture more interesting. Find out more about our concrete floor service.
Reliable concrete walls
Lately, homeowners have been using concrete garden walls instead of wooden fences, because unlike wood they don’t warp or rot and require very little maintenance. One of the benefits of a concrete wall is the wide variety of design options. You can add pattern and texture, incorporate custom artwork, different colours, or even use concrete tiles. Concrete can last for many years without trouble, but it can end up losing its lustre without proper care – find out about concrete maintenance.
Concrete walls can be used for foundations, retaining walls or decorative walls. Especially when it comes to sloping gardens, using a range of different walls in your garden can add interest and an illusion of more space. A raised concrete planter can be used as a place to sit and access flowers or vegetables easily. Also by creating two or three stepped retaining walls between levels, you can make a spot for your patio.
Versatile concrete steps
Steps are an ideal design feature for sloping gardens, and concrete is the perfect material for them because it is so versatile. The steps need to be deep and wide, and able to curve around to create a path in a small garden. If you want to spice up your concrete steps you can replicate natural stone by moulding rustic, cut-stone profiles in step faces. Or you can even create a range of curved edges by using step liners.
A handy technique in a sloping garden is to use terraced steps to create a change of level. Our Readymix concrete is ideal for small jobs, like adding steps to your garden, where lesser quantities of concrete are needed. Did you know – we can provide a same-day delivery service? Find out more about our ready mix concrete service.
A durable concrete driveway
The front garden is the part of your house that needs to be the most impressive, and we have some concrete garden ideas for that too. How about making your driveway the focal point? To do this, concrete is the best way to go. You can be quite creative with the design, with options ranging from cobblestones, slate slabs, or even a European fan design. Using concrete for your driveway means it will be low maintenance, long-lasting and can be customised, which means it is perfect for any property.
Driveways receive so much wear and tear that they need to be strong and durable, and concrete is definitely the best for that. We offer a concrete pumping service allowing for accurate and economical concrete laying.
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