Landscape architecture design is an art of its own; the boundless art reaches its full potential with the accompaniment and incorporation of concrete.
Concrete—in landscaping—is commonly viewed as simply a necessity, but it can be used for art, too. Its versatility offers myriad options for a landscaping architect to choose from. In addition, its incorporation as part of a landscape architecture design can greatly increase residential and commercial property values, making it highly sought after by would-be clients.
How to Integrate Concrete
Landscaping architecture design flourishes when concrete is used, but where do you start? Here are some ways you can include concrete into your design.
- Pathways. Pathways are very common in landscaping, but they’re often made of stepping stones. Concrete pathways are safer, look better, and last longer than stepping stones. Yards with pools or a common area away from the house usually have a pathway leading to that space, but pathways don’t have to always be simply for common to-and-from foot traffic; make your design stand out by drawing up the plans for a meditation walk.
- Slopes. Slopes can be tricky to work around in design. Steps are a useful and safe solution to include in your design if you’re working with an unlevel yard; not only can steps be used to bring your design full-circle, but they’re tasteful, reliable, and practical.
- Retaining walls. Retaining walls can be both functional and stylish. Gardens and flower beds pop when accentuated by retaining walls. Above all, retaining walls increase the home’s re-sell value. Maximize your design with a retaining wall by increasing its usable area all while making it aesthetically pleasing.
- Artful patios. The patio is often the centerpiece of a backyard, but they’re often dull and uninspired when without furniture and decorations; patios don’t have to be uninteresting. Concrete can be used in so many ways to make a patio stand out. Inlay designs, stamped concrete, and decorative aprons can all be used to make a patio beautiful on its own.
- Color. Plants aren’t the only part of landscape design that can add color to a project; colored concrete is a year-round way to add flair, scheme, and class to your design.
If you’re looking to bring your landscaping architecture design to the next level, look no further than Concrete Solutions of Atlanta. We offer many services that will bring your design to reality. We have the experience, tools, and know-how that bring an awe-inspiring aspect to your design and increase property value.