Don’t toss out the old cement block. Here are 10 fantastic ways to use them in your garden

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6. Hanging bench
If you like the idea of using cinder blocks for a bench but want something a little lighter, try standing several cinderblocks on end (you’ll need 6 for each end) and slide plants of wood through the holes to form a seating area. Add color and pillows to brighten it up.
7. Create a decorative tower
Does your garden need a tall punch of color? Try stacking cinder blocks into a tower (you’ll want to make sure they’re stable and cemented together)then decorate with paint and beads.
8. Build a garden fence
Use stacked blocks to create a fence around your garden. You can create wider or narrower spaces in the fence by strategically placing the posts through the holes. Save some time and money with this simple solution!
9. Stairs
Add simple stairs to your backyard by stacking cinder blocks down the incline. You’ll need to do some measuring and planning, but you will still save a lot of time over traditional stairs. Fill the inside with colorful stones. Check out the process from The Figure 5.
10. Create a garden border
Keep the soil or rocks in your garden and off the rest of your yard by using cinderblocks to create a unique garden edge. You’ll need a wider space to prevent knocking shins against the edges, but the results can be quite charming.
Have you tried any of these ideas? Make sure to share this with your friends on Facebook to show just how versatile the cinderblock can be.
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