A cinder block (concrete block) is a material that is easy to use in the garden. They are not expensive and creating different DIY projects is fun. They are often referred to as cinder block garden ideas.
You can purchase them at your local home improvement store.
One of the best advantages of cinder blocks is their durability and long life.
SAFETY: Some people are concerned about the safety of using cinder blocks in the garden (when building a raised bed, especially for growing vegetables and herbs), so here are some answers:
Are cinder blocks toxic to gardens?
It depends on the manufacturer – ask in store for full information on the materials included. They will be able to provide you with all the necessary information.
Can I use cinder blocks for a raised garden bed?
Absolutely, but if you plan to grow vegetables, herbs, or any other food, be sure to check the manufacturer’s specifications for any materials used in the blocks.
What is the difference between a cinder block and a concrete block?
Cinder blocks are made from concrete and coal cinder, while concrete blocks are made from steel, wood and cement. More info on the differences: Here
Among the most popular DIY projects are flower beds, plantings, outdoor furniture or simple decorations.
We selected more than 20 cinder block garden ideas to inspire you for your next project.