home improvement


Question by  maria (18)

How can I make a cement backyard more livable and attractive?

My backyard is mostly clay and cement. Are there any water features, potted plants or other landscaping options you can recommend?


Answer by  Cheri99 (187)

Potted plants and container gardens will add living elements to your otherwise non-living space. Patio furniture with varying textures will also help soften up the space. Try outdoor rugs, weather resistant pillows, or curtains to define your space.


Answer by  whoareyou (3483)

Find a local nursery with large potted plants, and go for low maintenance. Maybe try a big sand garden, and go for Japanese-style bonsai trees. Try lattice with various vines.


Answer by  cannonball (111)

There are several types of decorative edging, available at garden or home improvement stores, which makes clay and cement yards and patio more attractive.


Answer by  spragoo (1500)

You could put potted plants in certain spots to give it the look of an outdoors setting. There is some real good artificial grass that you could install as well.


Answer by  julie87 (222)

There are so many options, you can put in water fountains, put a large canopy and add potted plants and even vines to add a little plant life.


Answer by  mem4dr (1378)

Get some large planters that you can fill with colorful flowers. Arrange these planters in groups of three to give the appearance of a garden.


Answer by  helol25 (680)

Yeah well you should add some fountains in there that would be great. You can also add some clay pots that would look really nice and add some kind of swing sets for kids that come over. Also you can add some other options such as a fence with garden plants surrounding it.


Answer by  askanswer (349)

You can definitely use some greenery to make your backyard more attractive. Use large potted plants, or get some big cement planters and fill them with plants and flowers that do well in your climate zone.


Answer by  fiddlefaddle (883)

Flowers liven up any backyard. Add variety of flowers to create a nice environment of different colors. Add some lawn chairs and tables for places to sit and enjoy your backyard.

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