In Minnesota, you need a captivating driveway that can withstand the elements. Finding the perfect balance of style and function is possible thanks to the dynamic duo: concrete driveways and landscape design. Considering how to blend both is the difference between a standard driveway and a signature entryway that fills you with pride.
Thanks to modern technological advances in concrete design, it’s never been easier to achieve a beautiful and durable driveway. In addition, attractive concrete landscaping designs add a seamless style to your home.
So, how do both elements work together to create a cohesive design? Read on to learn why concrete pairs so perfectly with your ideal landscaping plan.
Why You Should Choose Concrete
Not only is concrete one of the most versatile materials, but it is also one of the most durable. This means that you can get a signature driveway that’s designed to match your home’s aesthetic and last for a long time. Concrete outperforms other driveway materials thanks to its versatility, durability, and affordability.
If you’re interested in updating your driveway, choosing concrete is a no-brainer, thanks to the dynamic design options available. No matter what style of home you have, upgrade your resale value by perfectly matching your concrete design. Learn more of the benefits of a concrete driveway below:
- Outmatched weather-ability
- Curb appeal
- Last nearly
- Adds home value
Alongside a stunning new driveway, you’ll be amazed at how you can pair landscaping with concrete to create an entryway that fills you with pride.
Captivating Design and Function
A stylish and durable new concrete driveway is the missing piece in your ideal landscaping design. By integrating your landscaping design with your concrete driveway, you will be amazed at how distinguished your property will look. Crisp, well-defined edges, stunning floral arrangements, and even signature stamped concrete designs all add extra personality to your space. Explore all the ways to perfectly pair concrete and landscaping design to boost your curb appeal.
Stamp Designs Along Edges
Did you know that you can stamp designs into your concrete to add dimension? Unlike traditional cobblestone, these designs are less of a tripping hazard and require less maintenance since weeds can’t grow between stamped designs. So, if you’re looking for a unique way to distinguish the edges of your driveway, consider one of the various stamping designs. You can even mix and match styles and colors for extra texture.
Try Edging for Cleaner Lines
Another simple way to help create cleaner lines in your landscaping design is by edging. Edging is a process where a device digs a slight trench between your lawn and your concrete driveway or your lawn and flower beds. This process inhibits weeds, prevents yard overgrowth, and creates a defined perimeter.
Do you want a clean edge without the added work? Consider adding a decorative poured concrete curb. It will add dimension to your landscape while also keeping your plants protected.
Plant Native Plants
Did you know that many native plants have intricate root structures? Since their root system is perfectly adapted to this climate, they retain water better, hold up against the extreme Minnesotan weather conditions, and require little maintenance. Some examples of native plants to the Midwest include, but are not limited to:
- Prairie Dropseed
- Several Aster Species
- Common Milkweed
- Black-Eyed Susan
- Perennial Ryegrass
- And so much more!
In order to maintain the structural integrity of your concrete driveway, it is important to direct water away from it to prevent increased pressure over time. Many native plant and flower species are ideal for retaining water and do not require constant watering like more exotic species.
Benefits of Native Landscaping
- Little to no maintenance
- Prevents weed growth
- Survives local weather conditions
- Water retention
Whether you strategically plant local species along the perimeter of your driveway or at designated places, you will be amazed at how they help maintain your concrete’s integrity come rain or shine.
Create a Focal Point
Do you have your heart set on adding a stunning sculpture or colorful driveway framing shrubs? Whether you choose to incorporate a water feature or engraved family crest, adding a focal point transforms your driveway. See some great examples of focal landscaping below:
- Water fountain
- Family crest
- Stamped designs
- Circular driveway
- Distinct shrubs or hedges
- Matching entryway pillars
Since there are so many fun ways to add a focal point, take your time to select which ones you like best.
Consider Decorative Concrete Designs
Speaking of adding decorations to your driveway, did you know that you can stamp and color concrete to mimic cobblestone and brick slabs? This is perfect for matching your home’s aesthetic for half the price and half the maintenance needs as actual brick.
For example, pair your Mediterranean-style home with a warm-colored slab design; or, go for a standard concrete design with a broom finish to add some slip-resistant dimension.
- Exposed aggregate
- Broom finish
- Stamped brick
- Grooved Patterns
- Simple lines
Do you want to add a signature color to your concrete? Consider one of the techniques available, below:
- Concrete dyes
- Chemical stains
Achieve nearly any design and color you want, thanks to the various opportunities available from Richfield Concrete.
Richfield Concrete: The Best in Attractive Concrete Landscape Designs
Creating the perfect balance between design and function is possible with your new custom concrete driveway from Richfield Concrete. Upgrade your entryway by pairing your concrete and landscaping design. You will be amazed at how cohesive and stunning your new driveway will be. Not sure of how to add creative flair? Consult one of our concrete specialists.
We continue to proudly serve the Twin Cities Metro area for both residential and commercial properties, and we will be happy to guide you through the process as well. Together, our team will help you create an attractive concrete landscape design that fills you with pride.
Request a free consultation and quote today to start paving the way for a stunning concrete driveway that perfectly pairs with your landscaping design.