Cement or concrete can be a bit intimidating for novice gardeners and landscape enthusiasts. But the creative garden projects here don’t involve sacks of concrete, shovels, and mixers. Instead, it’s more of using the versatile material and creating small cement projects that can be used around the garden, for planting and decorative purposes. Simply find a “landscape supply near me” and enquire if you can buy cement in medium amounts.
Here are some cement garden ideas
These concrete spheres are easy to make using concrete but are also delicate. They make for great plant pots or candle holders if you want to open them and use the hollowed space. Or you can keep them closed and paint them in different colours. They can be used to decorate a garden by placing them around large plants.
Draped concrete plant pots
If you have old tea or kitchen towels, you can turn them into beautiful draped planters. They are easy to make, and all you need is soak the towels in the concrete mix. While wet, drape it over an old bucket to give it its shape, and let dry. As an alternative, you can get two old boxes of different sizes. Place the smaller box inside the bigger one and pour concrete into the outer box. The inner box will keep the centre hollowed out. This can be used as a concrete planter. Or you can remove the smaller box to make a solid concrete garden table.
Concrete hand planters
These concrete hands are solid rather than hollow. They are easily made by filling rubber gloves with concrete and moulding them into shape so the hands can hold soil. Or they can be shaped for decorative purposes like holding smaller plant pots or as candle holders.
Concrete toadstools and mushrooms
Adorable cement toadstools and mushrooms will bring out the artist in you and bring magic to your garden. You will need to shape and mould the concrete into toadstools and mushrooms. When dried out, you can paint the finished products with different designs and colours.
Cement and Additives from Labrador Landscape Supplies
For your concrete needs for creative DIY garden projects, you only need to “find a landscape supply near me” if you’re in the Brisbane and Gold Coast areas at Labrador Landscape Supplies. We stock a wide variety of different cement/concrete and other additives for all landscaping projects. Get only the highest quality from Labrador Landscape Supplies by visiting http://landscape-supply.com.au/ or call 07 5537 2841.