Cricket Song Farm

Cricket Song Farm

Monday, March 25, 2013

Recycling Old Cement Sidewalks

The front steps to the little red house are old pieces of cement we found on the farm when we first purchased it.    They measure about 3 feet by 4 feet and 6 inches thick.  Good ole (Handsome Man)  loaded them from the west 40 acre section into the back of the truck and then hauled them into place at the front door using a car dolly.

front steps to the little red house with the bright yellow door

butterfly watering rocks are stragtically placed by the front door for easy access
 to fill up the cavities with water
lizards, toads and dragonflys' also use the rocks


a walk way to the east gardens using broken pieces of old sidewalks
plant low creeping herbs inbetween the broken pieces
the herbs will hold up well to foot traffic and smell wonderful as you tread upon them
try using mints or thyme

use them to make a large patio or driveway
a large patio at the side of the sun room of my little red house
the large 6 inch thick pieces in the fore-ground are placed a step above the patio,
 this allow for extra seating and the path leads
 to the gate into the backyard 
                                         make retaining walls, benches, and flower planters
I don't recomend them for vegetable raised beds, not worth
 the risk of chemicals leaching into the soil
ruined the car dolly trying to move these extra large pieces
What have you used old side-walk cement for?

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