Using concrete pots, curbs, ledges, and walls is a great way to organize greenery in the garden and property entrance area. With the help of concrete elements of micro-architecture, we can also easily enrich the design of space arrangement. We suggest how to do this.
Despite the fact that the entrance area and the garden have slightly different functions, concrete elements are ideal for each of these spaces. First of all, because concrete is a very desirable finishing material in modern arrangements. In addition, its neutral shades of gray with bright green allow you to get the effect of contrast, which is very valuable in contemporary architecture. Concrete elements also have the huge advantage that they work well both in large spaces and in projects of a small size. Let’s see which of them is better to use when planning green spaces in the entrance area.
It’s already green in the front
The entrance area is usually the part of the property closest to the street. Within its boundaries, there is usually a driveway, a path that leads from the sidewalk to the door itself, and a small green space. Most often it is a short meadow, although sometimes flowers and trees can be found in the entrance area. To separate them from the places where people and vehicles travel, and therefore to protect against accidental damage, it is worth using rims or bulkheads. This way, you can create a discount or original cover. For its construction, for example, the L-ka Tigela module can be used. It has the shape of the letter “L”, which provides great arrangement possibilities. Depending on which side we put it on, we can get discounts or pots with lower or higher rims. Barriers, such as Zen or Hestra, also work perfectly as a boundary between the greenbelt and the sidewalk or driveway. In this case, the lower elements with a height of 30, 40 and 60 cm in particular help. Both products are off-the-shelf solutions designed for modern arrangements that feature muted colors, as evidenced by their gray and brown hues, and textures that emphasize the ‘concrete’ character. Discounts are the solutions offered for places where we have a lot of space in the entrance area. In cases where they are small, the only way to put a “green tone” in them will be pots, for example, Tigela. Shaped like a cube, they are simple in shape and available in two trendy gray colours: graphite and steel. We can plant evergreens, herbs or … whatever we dream about.
A full range of possibilities in a large garden
The garden offers even more interesting possibilities in terms of arranging green spaces. Of course, a lot depends on its surface. The bigger it is, the more we let our imaginations run wild. In the garden, pots, like the above-mentioned Tigela, will not only be placed in places, but will also be built into cascades along the stairs to the balcony. In turn, from the parapets we can build pots of different heights, thereby emphasizing the importance of individual details or plants in the arrangement. The Hestra Barrier is an ideal proposal for compositions dominated by minimalism and asceticism of forms, where tactile character is desired and exposed. We can also use walls like Albero to build the opponent. It fits perfectly in any garden. It resembles boundary walls similar to those built in the Middle Ages on the boundaries of property or estates. The elements used in the construction of the Peruvian wall are similar to stone, so the wall can be used in modern projects, based on natural materials, but also in idyllic and rustic arrangements, which integrate perfectly. Hestrai Albero is ideal not only for the construction of flower beds and planters. Thanks to them, we will also create a visual border between the zones in the garden, for example, separating the space for relaxation from the vegetable or herb garden. They can also act as a garden wall that forms the opponent’s boundary in a mountainous area. However, not all gardens have a wide range of options for arranging spaces using concrete elements.
The idea of green spaces in a small space
In small gardens, which are standard in semi-detached and terraced houses in large cities, unfortunately we will not carry out complex installations and projects due to the limited area of \u200b\u200bland plots. In this type of garden, pots and lawns are suitable for arranging green spaces. You can use them pointwise or build vertical gardens. For example, the Abax garden is ideal for erecting such structures. A ready-made element with dimensions of 40 x 60 cm and a height of 25 cm. Its distinguishing feature is a striped embossing on the sides and a finely durable texture with a “touchable” look. Apax is available in three colors: brown, steel and graphite. This allows to build multi-colored or uniform “walls”, which, with the right selection of plants, can turn into real green waterfalls. More compositional possibilities can be achieved by extending the selected elements beyond the wall facade and thus creating additional utensils. All this makes Abax compositions very original, which can be made even more attractive by choosing unusual plants.
Concrete elements are widely used in the field of green space formation, whether in small gardens, in pockets, or in large arrangements. We have a whole arsenal of concrete items at our disposal, such as flower pots, curbs, walls and edging. How we use it is up to us. In combination with the right plants, they will create a unique space tailored to our needs.