Retaining wall concrete blocks are durable and come in a wide range of sizes, colours, and shapes. They are a common find in gardens across Australia. How can you use retaining wall blocks in your next home project?
Build a Retaining Wall to Stop Erosion
Erosion can create serious problems in your garden. It shifts the land and can cause structures to lean or fall. Concrete blocks are one of the best materials you can use to construct a retaining wall. Walls can be equipped with proper drainage to avoid moisture build-up while stopping the effects of erosion.
Create a Raised Garden Bed for Better Drainage
Improper drainage can also affect how the plants in your garden grow. Too much or too little water can leave them dry or drowning. Create the perfect growing conditions by building a raised garden bed using retaining wall concrete blocks. They are stronger than wood and can last a lot longer. The raised position allows excess water to drown down into the ground, leaving just enough for your thirsty plants.
Add Walls to Beautify Structures and Utilities
Retaining walls can also be used to beautify your property. Build them around outdoor structures or utilities, like air conditioning units, electricity meters, and more. They will give an otherwise utilitarian object visual appeal that guests and potential home buyers will love.
Vertical Planters Provide Amazing Visual Appeal
Along with walls, concrete blocks can also be used to make vertical planters. By alternating positions, you can create spaces to grow plants or display a flower pot. It’s easy to match your new addition to the existing décor because there are so many colours available. PGH Bricks offers everything from classic red to dark brown, black, and blue.
Add an Outdoor Bench to Your Garden
Seating is a great way to turn any garden into a functional entertaining space. You can build the base for a bench using retaining wall concrete blocks. Create a basic rectangle or build a custom bench with an L-shape, curve, or whatever works for your garden. Then add padding and fabric to a piece of wood to serve as the seat. You can also use wooden slats for a more rustic look.
Now is the perfect time to find inspiration for a garden makeover! Visit ABC Brick Sales at one of our four huge showrooms to find high-quality building materials at low prices. Our experts are available to help you discover the perfect retaining wall concrete block for your next project!