More Concrete Hardscaping for the Garden: Not using New. Refurbishing established bed.

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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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Name: Anita
West Fulton, NY (Zone 5a)
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Lioba
Jan 2, 2017 8:00 AM CST
I am so excited by your project article! I made a rose bed now turned raspberry/yew bed with a scalloped border. My 14 lb kitty loves to balance beam on them and some topple over. Also the crab grass and other plants push through. The adhesive might be the answer! However I would have to clean all the brick including the base pieces. A job that might be worth it in the long run. What do you think?
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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jan 2, 2017 10:31 AM CST
Absolutely! This is the way to go. I've used the construction adhesive over the years and it has held up wonderfully. But you do need to clean and dry the joints where you plan to adhere them together. I use bleach water and a wire brush and then set the concrete pieces out in the sun to dry for a day or two.
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Name: Anita
West Fulton, NY (Zone 5a)
"Let food be thy medicine...."
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Lioba
May 15, 2017 8:11 PM CST
I tell my kitty its going to be some job and she has to help. It will be worth it. Wish I had this info when I laid them first time around.

Awesome idea!


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Its easy for me to believe in miracles when science can't explain why a blade of grass has its shape and that is just one plant and one attribute.
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
May 16, 2017 9:36 PM CST
Thank you!

I am a firm believer that it's best to do it right the first time so you don't have to repeat, but I've learned the hard way and repeated many, many times! Whistling Hilarious!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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