Plant Recommendations
Q.

Garden around cement slab

Zone Sacramento, Ca | mrcremins@gmail.com added on June 23, 2016 | Answered

My wife and I recently purchased our first home and are trying to redo our backyard. The home has a large/long backyard with a random large cement slab dead center in the middle of the backyard that is about 12 ft by 20 ft. I think the original owners wanted to have a greenhouse or something. Instead of ripping the cement out, my wife and I have decided to turn it into a bbq/patio area with a gazebo fire pit, etc. We are wondering though, what we could put around the cement gardening wise, to enclose it a bit. We have tried to find some examples of what we can do, but aren't finding much. Any ideas? The attached picture was before we seeded and put in grass throughout the yard. The cement slab is now cleared.

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
kh0001
Answered on June 24, 2016

Congratulations on purchasing your first home! How lucky that you have a fire pit in your backyard, there are so many things you can plant around it. You'll want to check your soil to see if it will need to be amended with additional nutrients to support whatever you want to plant. First, though, here are some articles that may give you some ideas for starters -- there are articles for everything from Chinese to Rock Gardens to Formal Gardens. You may be able to find one that fits your taste in these articles:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/spaces/

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Plant Recommendations
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More