With summer in full swing, you’re going to be spending more time in your outdoor space. If you want to update your garden to make it the focal point of your home, now is the ideal time to incorporate decorative additions. Many skilled homeowners create concrete pieces to add to their garden. Below are three creative ways to use concrete to beautify your outdoor living space.
3 Tips to Beautify Your Garden
1. Flower Planters
Flower planters are simple to create and they’re ideal for adding color and texture to your garden. Fill a bowl with concrete mix and insert a second bowl in the mix to create a hollow indent. Once the mixture dries, remove the bowls, paint them to your liking, and plant flowers inside.
2. Accent Pieces
If you’re crafty with concrete, you can create several pieces to place in your garden. Fill a glove with ready-mix concrete and allow the substance to harden for 24 to 48 hours. Once it’s dry, cut the rubber away to reveal a hand. Place a small succulent in its palm and after creating a few, scatter them around the garden. You can also create concrete roses by pouring mix in a rose-shaped mold. After the substance dries, pop them out, paint them, and scatter them around.
3. Concrete Bench
For more advanced artists, create a wooden and concrete bench to add a sitting area in your tranquil backyard. Pour concrete in two large square molds that are at least 3 inches thick to support plenty of weight. Purchase a slab of wood that is at most 40 inches in length. Once the concrete dries, place one panel at each end of the wood and screw them together. The wood is the sitting surface, while the concrete provides support.
If you’re interested in adding concrete elements to your garden, turn to the team at Builder’s Concrete East in Windham, CT. This locally owned and operated concrete supplier specializes in ready-mix and specialty mix concrete. From driveways and sidewalks to patios and hardscape elements, they offer high-quality products to help with a variety of applications. Call (860) 456-4111 to request a mix and visit them online to learn more about their services.