DIY Concrete Landscaping and Garden Borders

Concrete landscaping is made easy with these simple, clear instructions.

June 2014

Guide to Concrete (Creative Publishing International, 2008) takes readers through some of the most popular home concrete and masonry projects. Endorsed by Quikrete, this book includes tips and expert advice that can help readers save hundreds or thousands of dollars in their DIY home projects. In this excerpt from "Outdoor Home and Landscaping," concrete landscaping is the focus project, with an emphasis on creating great garden borders.

You can purchase this book from the MOTHER EARTH NEWS store: Guide to Concrete.

Book Cover

garden borders
You can cast garden borders just like these or change the mold dimensions to suit your own design. For stability, make sure the borders are at least 4 inches wide at the bottom.

• Saw
• Drill
• Concrete mixing tools
• Rubber mallet
• Concrete trowel
• 3/4 inch exterior-grade plywood or melamine-covered particleboard
• 2 inch coarse thread drywall screws