Concrete can be used for numerous purposes in your garden. Most commonly, concrete can be used to construct pathways throughout your garden or to form a patio. Concrete is a frequently used alternative to timber to build raised garden beds. It can also be used for more bold garden features such as seating or water features.
Could concrete damage my plants
Concrete is not toxic to plants, however, it can be dangerous for some plant species due to the presence of lime in it. If you pot your plants in concrete containers, this quality can damage the pH levels of your soil and affect the plant’s growth.
Can i create a garden on concrete surface
If you are hoping to grow a garden but only have access to concrete spaces, it is recommended you grow plants in raised beds with appropriate drainage systems. Whilst in many cases, concrete isn’t toxic for your garden, without appropriate drainage, it is likely your garden will drown and its roots will rot and suffocate. If you are hoping to use concrete to level your outdoor space, we recommend buying or building a raised bed to maximise your garden’s chance to thrive.
How to use concrete for garden edging
A popular and functional use of concrete in your outdoor green spaces is garden edging. Garden edging involves outlining your garden bed with a material which will help prevent its ability to erode. Garden edging adds definition to your garden and successfully defines the garden bed’s edges.
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