They have the magic to give your outdoors that industrial look. A perfect substitute for natural stone and wood edging.
Forget that they are construction materials; hollow blocks can also be used to beautify a compound.
Joshua Twinomurinzi, a landscaper says that hollow blocks are versatile pieces that can be used to pull off amazing designs in the outdoors.
"They have the magic to give your outdoors that industrial look. A perfect substitute for natural stone and wood edging," he affirms.
Also called cinder blocks, they can be used as pot holders and planters to grow flowers, vegetables or herbs. You can also make unique flower vases with the blocks.
Place them anywhere in the garden, patio and balcony among other corners.
These blocks can either be arranged while stacking them together or built to achieve outdoor furniture including couches, tables and day beds.
"You can achieve rectangular, square, curved or oval gardens," he adds.
Installing a cinder block garden comes in handy to help a home owner maximize minimal space to grow food, more so, herbs, fruits and vegetables.
Remember to use well mixed soil; mixed with charcoal dust and manure. Also water the plants regularly to ensure good growth.
How to design the blocks
Christine Tendo, another landscaper is of a view to first sketch out the design on paper. This will guide you as you go about the project.
Level the ground and ensure a firm foundation. After, start arranging the blocks in a design of your choice.
Observe the curves, straight lines and pull out the hedges. Also, you can stack the blocks together to achieve a height you want.
For some pop of colour in your garden, feel free to paint the blocks but ensure the paint blends well with the one on the house and fence.
Other blocks can be used to form garden hedges.
The bricks cost from sh25,000 depending on the market.