What is the most effective way to approach gardening or landscaping project? Use recycled concrete aggregate. For many of us, this approach is a fundamental shift in how we view the environment. Concrete is not biodegradable; used concrete piles up at various landfills. Therefore, recycling and reusing it rather than mining for new aggregates is the only way to protect the environment.
Recycled Concrete for Gardening and Landscaping
The use of concrete is so ingrained in the construction field that it can be difficult to think differently about gardening or landscaping. Concrete works well for your yard in many areas, such as
- Gardening beds
- Retaining walls
- Terraced gardens
- Drainage purpose
- The base for outdoor fountains
- Support for outdoor statues
Retaining Walls and Garden Beds
At ReAgg, the recycled aggregate supplier in Baltimore, concrete rubble is recycled right at the yard and sold to contractors, residents, and local businesses. We customize the materials to suit your gardening needs. Are you looking to build a retaining wall for erosion prevention? Are you creating planting sites or adding a decorative touch to your landscape? We have great tips and techniques to offer to you.
Here are a couple of things to consider when using concrete rubble for your next outdoor pet project.
- Always stack the broken concrete in layers with the smooth edge facing the outside
- Placing a layer of broken concrete can bring stability to the wall
- Put dirt between each layer to keep the layers even
- Do not build the raised garden bed too high (more than 3ft)
Recycled Concrete Walkways
Recycled concrete is a great source for building walkways and pathways in your garden. The broken-down concrete pieces can be used as a substitute for rocks, gravel, and pebbles. They allow rainwater to filter into the soil and help prevent water runoff in storm drains.
Recycled Aggregates and Drainage
Concrete rubble broken down into gravel-size pieces can be reused in a garden to fix drainage issues. It can also be utilized in areas that tend to become wet. Call ReAgg at (301) 336-6700 for more information about recycled concrete.