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Q.What Planting Is Best To Cover A Large Expanse Of Concrete

Zone RG10 0QN | Anonymous added on September 5, 2021 | Answered

I have removed a shed as part of planning permission(Approximately 40m2). As it is adjacent to a protected oak tree I am not permitted to remove the concrete slab base. Consequently I am left with an ugly concrete base. Rather than cover with gravel I was wondering if it was possible to drill drainage holes, cover with several inches of soil and plant in order to establish a living cover? For example like a living roof or shade loving grasses? A further complication is the shade due to the canopy of the oak tree (see photograph) Any advice would be welcome. Thank you, John

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Answered on September 20, 2021

You could, certainly, turn it into a living area with a shade tolerant ground cover! This article will help:


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