Late summer is the perfect time to tackle an improvement project for your yard. The weather is consistently cooperative, you have the lawn in check, and there’s still over a month of great weather ahead to enjoy. How about you host the best Labor Day barbecue ever? Or maybe you’re just counting down days until you can tailgate for your favorite football team… in your backyard. Or maybe you just need your yard to be more functional for your kids so they spend less time destroying your house. No matter the case, you can amp up your yard with concrete.
The first step is to assess how your yard is primarily used. Some people favor beauty in flower beds and gardening. Others see the yard as practice space for their favorite sport or recreation. Maybe you use your yard as your primary entertaining space. Depending on how you use your yard, you can now look for weak spaces, or areas that could use some improvement.
Gardening & Appearance
If flower beds, gardens, and a manicured appearance is your aim, concrete can take it to the next level. Consider adding concrete pavers to take you and guests around your perfect flower beds. Create planter boxes with concrete to fit the dimensions of your yard, and personalize them with molds and stamps. You can also add curb edges to your garden and flower beds for water retention and cleaner lines.
Adding a concrete pad can transform your backyard into the ultimate practice zone. Install a basketball hoop or net for catching any type of ball you might use as a projectile. You can also create a small shed on a concrete slab for batting practice, practicing a golf swing, or a makeshift gym. You’ll have the best backyard on the block.
Like a sport court, a concrete pad can transform your entertaining. Extend your patio or create a new one entirely with just a bag of cement mix. You can create a small concrete slab just for your barbecue grill, freeing up more space for tables and chairs on your patio. Concrete can be used to create ledges or benches, even small walls for whatever your entertaining needs may be. Don’t forget decorations – planter boxes, candle holders, sculptures, and more can spruce up your backyard while remaining durable and weather-friendly.
Now is the time to pick a concrete project for your backyard. If you’re intimidated by concrete projects or simply don’t have the time you need, call us. Hard Rock Concrete Coatings can make your backyard dream a reality.