When you think of decorative concrete, you likely picture a fancy backyard patio or a decorative pool perimeter–not something in the front yard. However, using concrete to decorate this area is one of the best ways to make your house pop. Continue reading as we offer a few ways that you can make your front yard stand out with concrete (other than a driveway).
One of the best ways to open up your front yard is with a decorative shaped, stained, or stamped walkway. For example, a geometric walkway with sections that alternate with thin strips of lawn can really accentuate your home. If you own a rustic-style home, a terracotta-stained and textured walkway can be the perfect addition to make your yard stand out. Concrete walkways are particularly ideal for those who desire a garden out front, or would like to spend less time maintaining their front yard.
Adding a stamped or stained concrete slab to your front yard is a great way to construct a social space in a new section of your property. There are endless design options available when it comes to decorative slabs, and even more ways to dress them up with outdoor furniture and the works. For example, a slab with a geometric stamped design that’s stained to complement the color of your house, or a sun design on a circular slab, are fun ways to spruce up your front yard.
Concrete Retaining Walls and Troughs
If you’re planning on decorating your front yard with plants, concrete troughs are the perfect way to decorate your house with fruits, vegetables, and flowers in sturdy planters. If your front yard is built on a slope, troughs are particularly helpful in allowing plants to grow taller. Concrete troughs will also last longer than wooden planters.
Another way to spruce up your sloped front yard is with concrete retaining walls. With the opportunity for terracing, you can use these walls to construct a layered garden with a lower risk of flood damage.
Whether you’re looking for a concrete walkway, driveway, stamped concrete, concrete trough or retaining wall, Port Aggregates has you covered. We are a leading concrete, precast, and limestone provider in Louisiana with 24 locations across the state. Contact us today to request a quote for your commercial or residential project!