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More Concrete Hardscaping for the Garden

By beckygardener
December 7, 2016

Concrete is my favorite medium to work with for hardscape structures. I look at concrete in various forms and try to figure out ways to use them in my garden. This is my latest idea.

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vallektz
Dec 10, 2016 11:42 AM CST
have you had any issues with the construction adhesive failing, or the sides falling because of no interior reinforcement? I would like to try this in Mexico as cement products are more available ( and cheaper) than wood. Cinder block is a choose but I like the look if the pavers. Thanks
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Dec 10, 2016 8:15 PM CST
I use a construction adhesive:

Sika Bond Pro Select Construction Adhesive that is also water immersible. I've used this adhesive on various projects over the years and it has held up quite well. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Sik...

I hope this helps!

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Name: Sandra Williams
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9a)
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rositoes
Feb 12, 2017 9:27 PM CST
Love it! Thanks for including the name of the adhesive.
Sandra
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Feb 12, 2017 10:32 PM CST
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Name: Carla
Buckeye, AZ (Zone 9a)
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cocoajuno
Mar 29, 2017 6:56 AM CST
Hello beckygardener,

This is a wonderful project...Do you know if this adhesive will work on rocks? They are so abundant here and I would love to do a rock raised bed.

Thanks for sharing!

cocoajuno
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Mar 29, 2017 7:04 AM CST
The construction adhesive that I used would surely work. It is used for adhering hard surfaces together, so I am sure it would. I envy you having rocks. Wished there were rocks here in Florida as i love rock walls. Good
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Name: Carla
Buckeye, AZ (Zone 9a)
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cocoajuno
Mar 30, 2017 7:02 AM CST
beckygardener, Thanks for responding, I am going to give this a try. The heat here sometimes makes glues to tacky to stick....I am crossing my fingers this will work, I hate working with concrete seams, it does not look good with the colors of the rocks we have available!
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Mar 30, 2017 10:30 PM CST
The construction adhesive that I use is not clear, it dries gray color.

I hope you are able to figure something out. Thumbs up
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