Alternative Planters for Landscaping Accents

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Cultivating LifeThe creative gardeners over at have provided some excellent ideas for DIY gardeners that have beautiful lawns but are looking to expand their greenery landscape. They offer the option to use repurposed concrete blocks in their various forms to decorate your home's landscape.

With a little creative thinking, construction waste can easily be turned into interesting landscape accents for your yard. Leftover cement footers can be reused as house markers, planted and painted with your house numbers. Unused cinder blocks can be planted and used to line the edge of a landscape bed. Cement junction boxes that look like expensive modern planters are perfectly repurposed when planted for a patio corner or focal point. Concrete is an excellent planting material due to its long, low-maintenance lifespan and alkaline-friendly attributes.

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