Are you looking for creative ways to separate different sections of your backyard? Do you want to highlight where your flower beds begin or construct elegant pathways that let you stroll through your garden?
Decorative concrete is very versatile and gives you a lot of creative control over your landscape design. Whether you’re looking to build a spacious patio or simply line your lawn with pavers, decorative concrete is a flexible, durable, and beautiful choice.
Here are a few unique concrete landscape edging ideas to jump-start your creativity:
1. Choose Stamped Concrete that Looks Like Natural Stone
Stamped concrete edging is the perfect way to achieve the look of brick or stone landscape edging but with less hassle and maintenance. One of the main upsides of stamped concrete is its versatility. While patterns that resemble brick or stone are common choices, you can choose just about any design and color under the sun!
Best of all? Stamped concrete is more than just pretty. Like other types of concrete, stamped concrete designs stand up to the rainy season and will look great for years to come. Unlike traditional metal landscape edging, stamped concrete is durable and won’t rust over time.
2. Build Raised Concrete Flower Beds
Whether your backyard is already on a slope or you want to add a few raised flower beds to your existing yard, concrete is a great way to secure dirt and plants and create a dynamic, multi-level landscape design.
This kind of raised concrete edging isn’t just for flower beds either. Here are a few other ways to incorporate raised concrete into your landscape design:
- Raised concrete patio
- Concrete stairs leading down to a pool, fountain, or firepit
- Concrete benches set off from a path
3. Create a Winding Concrete Pathway
A relatively simple concrete pour can create a gorgeous winding path that will transform your backyard into a beautiful oasis, especially with the right lighting, plants, and maybe even a bench or two lining the path.
Choosing a concrete path rather than a traditional edging design is a great option for backyards with dense landscaping or wooded environments, as it more clearly separates sections of your yard. It also allows you to walk among bigger, more lush plants and have a better view of all of them.
4. Add Embedded LED Lights
Lighting is one of the easiest aspects of landscape design to overlook. After all, you probably tend to do most of your yard work while it’s light out. But good lighting may prompt you to spend a lot more time in your backyard, and embedding LED lights into your concrete edging is the perfect way to make sure your plants, patio, pathway, and other outdoor spaces are safe and beautiful after the sun has set.
Whether you’re looking to add edging to highlight a few flower beds, a pathway through your garden, or a whole new patio with a firepit, LED lighting will make your backyard look more tidy and serene. Plus it’ll be safer year-round.
5. Mix It Up with Several Types of Edging
The great thing about concrete is that it’s extremely versatile and looks great with just about any type of landscape design and layout. You don’t have to settle for just one type of landscape edging.
Especially if you have a big yard with several areas you want to section off, think about adding several types of edging. For example, you could choose a simple pathway and a couple of raised flower beds. Then you could section off some larger plants with stamped concrete edging designed to look like bricks. The sky’s the limit when it comes to what you can do with concrete!
Looking to revamp your backyard with concrete landscape edging?
Separating your backyard into sections with concrete edging can transform your yard into a gorgeous, serene space where you love spending time. It can also make yard work a whole lot easier to manage. Our team of professionals at GWC Decorative Concrete has more than 75 years of combined experience working with decorative concrete to help homeowners in the Portland area create the outdoor (and indoor) spaces they’ve always wanted.