Cinder blocks are a common item that you see, but they often do not have much use other than creating a wall. Well, have you ever considered using cinderblocks as accent pieces in your garden? You can create walls, planting pots, and other highlights in your garden by reinventing the usefulness of a cinder block. In this article, we will explore 15 different ways that you can use a cinderblock in your garden. You will see flower gardens, vegetable gardens, and gardens of other varieties that use cinder blocks in unique ways.
Out of all of the images that will be presented below, the idea that really melts my heart is the tenth one that we will examine on the list. The cinder blocks are placed in the garden in a manner that the different heights give the area a look that sports many different levels and angles. Creating a garden that is more than a simple square is a great way to show personality in your backyard.
The other one that really stands out to me in this list is the 14th idea on this list. It is a solid wall that is created from cinder blocks, but certain ones are placed so that one side sticks out from the wall. This leaves the hole in the cinder block outside of the wall, which means that the open area can be filled with dirt and used as a planter. Simple green plants can be used here or you can plant vine-like plants that will hang down over the side of the cinder block; adding flavor and style to the wall.
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1. Crops Galore
Here is one that shows the life of a farmer. Sections of the area are enclosed by a thin cinder block border, and there are dirt pathways that go between the crops. A hose has been left on the ground, which implies that the plants were recently watered.
2.A Patch of Corn
This is a picture of a plot of extremely healthy corn that is growing in a garden that is lined with narrow cinder blocks. The cinder blocks are placed in a double layer that is pretty straight, but you can see a thick layer of mortar between each block.
3.Wall of Cinder Blocks
The narrow cinder blocks are placed in a two layer wall that separates the pebbled path from the flower garden. This design not only gives you that layer of separation, it allows you to create a raised flower garden that will catch your eye as you walk past.
4. Potted Staircase
Source: Homestead & Prepper
The walls of this beautiful garden are created from cinder blocks that can easily be filled with dirt and growing flowers. Each layer of the garden is designed to be higher than the last, which allows you plenty of room to plant in the garden space that is behind the cinder blocks as well.
5. Lovely Lettuce
The first thing that you notice in this next garden is that it is filled with lettuce. It looks extremely delicious, but there are other things to take note of as well. The area that the crops are planted in is raised, and the holes are being used to incorporate an irrigation system into the design.
Source: Sunshine and Rainy Days
This garden is designed with three symmetrical cinder block plots that vary in height. The center one is two blocks high, which makes it stand out as the central area of the garden. The ground outside of the raised garden is covered in small pebbles and the grass is perfectly trimmed.
7. Sidewalk Garden
This raised garden looks like it is positioned along the side a building. You can see windows on the side as well as a brick pavement by the base of the cement plating area. This area is perfect for greeting guests, and this area would be perfect for small colorful flowers that catch your eye.
8. Rose Colored Glasses
Source: Local Llano
This image shows a rectangular garden that is nearly four cinder blocks high. It is only filled with dirt here, but imagine it with a few rose bushes in the soil. The garden is tall enough to place the plants at the perfect height to easily notice the brightly colored blooms as you walk past.
9. The Protective Wall
Source: Two Studs and a Hammer
The cinder blocks in this next garden are placed in a perfect square pattern. The dirt inside the walls is the same level as the outside, which provides a barrier from the wind for the plants you place here. To make the garden seem more alive, filling it with bright green bushes will be key.
10. Garden Throne
The grass in this garden is nicely maintained, and the holes of the blocks are filled with lush green plants. The garden is designed with larger plants in the lower areas and smaller plants higher up, which gives it a sense of style not often seen in an outdoor garden.
The double layer cinder block rectangle garden is placed near the screened-in porch of the home in the image. There is a beautiful pink rose bush planted in the background, and all this raised garden needs to add some flavor to the yard is flowers that stand out and add contrast to the bright pink rose bush.
12. Wild Growth
The first thing that you see in this image is the overgrown plants that are inside the cinderblock planter. It is not a pristine garden, but it has a lovely personality that will turn a few heads. The purple flowers in the back are beautiful, and the youngster’s bike leaves you with a sense of wonder.
13. Desert Landscape
The cinder block wall is encircling the home with an accented angle that makes you think of a garden out west. The flowers inside the raised area are lush and colorful, and there are also palm trees and plants that make you think of a tropical location.
14. Holes in the Wall
This vertical garden is the perfect idea for someone who is lacking ground space. The holes in the cinder blocks are arranged in such a fashion that they can double as planters that make your area a more friendly space.
15. Ebb and Flow Garden
This garden features a beautiful wall that follows the curves of a natural waterway. The left side is only slightly raised, which makes it perfect for tall bushes, and the right side is raised a few feet higher, making it perfect for flowers and smaller plants. The center is filled with small white stones that add personality and flavor to the space.