CD Designs Blog
When cultivating the perfect grounds for your property, there are many things to think about and keep in balance. Take nature versus civilisation: a plain non-pattern imprinted concrete driveway or concrete slab can look rather soulless and empty if there is no flora surrounding it to add contrast.
If you are stuck in the middle of an inflexible concrete jungle and can’t install a pattern imprinted concrete driveway, why not make a few small changes, and let Mother Nature give you a helping hand? You are no doubt familiar with plants that can grow in even the smallest of crack or depression, tenaciously clinging to life via the scare resources available? In many situations they are seen as weeds, but here they can be used to your advantage.
The concept of a crack garden is simple but effective – take a pneumatic drill, and make a carefully planned series of cracks in your paving. Then select plants with a small root spread, and seed your cracks with them, allowing them to flourish, and add a touch of class and beauty to your otherwise gritty pattern imprinted concrete design. You’ll find that there are a surprising variety of plants than can grow in such conditions – herbs, vegetables, flowers and more. You can see how CMG the landscape architecture firm created their own crack garden.
13th April 2011
If you’ve got green thumbs and enjoy spending time in the garden, you’ll know that over the last couple of months it’s been the right time for planting bulbs and completing a few other seasonal garden tasks. Now winter is approaching, and there are a few things that need to be sorted. Planting bulbs around this time of year means that, when spring arrives, you’ll have plenty of flowers. And contacting us now to find out about pattern imprinted concrete driveways means that by spring you could be ready to go with your installation.
Installing pattern imprinted concrete driveways should ideally take place during drier periods, and obviously these are less frequent in autumn and winter. But that doesn’t mean that you should put off thinking about your driveway surfacing needs until next year.
Get in touch with us now for a free, no-obligation quotation, or to get answers to any questions specific to your property. Then you’ll have an idea of our rates, which should help you with budgeting.
Of course, if you’re not planning on investing any money into the exterior of your property until next year, you do have the luxury of really looking around at possibilities. We’d suggest that our case studies are a good place to start. And if you do get a quote from us, it’ll give you something to compare against any other contractors you speak to.
17th November 2010