Concrete

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Anna, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. Anna

    Anna Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi everyone. At the back of my garden I have a conrete area where a couple of sheds used to stand. The area is about 4x6m and gets a fair amount of sun. However the concrete is quite uneven and thick. i have considered getting someone in to remove it but does anyone have any other (perhaps cheaper) ideas to make it look nice? Thanks Anna.
     
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    Anna,

    How uneven ? Have you thought of a Resin based surfacing. Basically ,they lay a coloured gritty surface (as on roads, around roundabouts, near schools etc) on to your existing concrete.

    I laid my own concrete drive a year ago, and I will possibly have this done, as it looks quite attractive.

    Hope this helps

    Nathan.
     
  3. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Hi Anna
    just a thought but you could build a deck over the concrete area, just say 6 inches high.Put a few plants in containers scattered around and sit in the sun.
     
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    If you dont like decking put an edging around the concrete and cover with ornamental gravel (cheap and easy!)
     
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    If you do use gravel make sure it is at least 20mm or cats will use it as a toilet. Save money by buying from a builders merchants rather than a garden centre.
     
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