DIY Concrete Planters – Round One: Rocky

Our first attempt at making concrete planters included understanding the difference between concrete and cement. Concrete, it turns out, is cement + rocks or gravel. We really wanted cement planters – so this aesthetic was a surprise! This isn’t really a tutorial, but you can check out some images of our project – in addition to how I painted and stained the finished planters – after the jump!

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Xeriscaping

I have been interested in desert landscaping, mainly because California is technically the desert and maintaining grass is a real pain. Most of it on the property was done away with before we got here, but there is still the curb to consider. Here is a great makeover of a little house, so you’ll see what I mean:

Before:

After:

See how cute it is now?! I like the variety that xeriscaping provides, and of course the low cost and maintenance over time!

Here’s the link to the full post.