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Concrete vases

Concrete vases

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Concrete vases have particular shapes and their dimensions vary both in width and in height. Depending on the way they are used, they can furnish any type of environment, from modern to classic, giving it style, elegance or simplicity. They are very resistant and can be left in their natural state, where the cement will be rough and rough, or worked with special products to make them smooth. Usually in specialized stores, they are sold in their natural state, so it is possible to paint them, coat them with pebbles or customize them with various decorations according to their capacity, needs and intended use.
The cement pots can only be used as an embellishment, placing vases of other materials inside them, or to position the soil with plants or flowers, of any kind, considering that the close contact with the cement will not cause them any pathology . The size of the pots should always be considered based on the size of the plant to be placed internally, and its growth. In fact, if too small plants are placed in a large pot, in addition to aesthetic problems, such as repotting and pruning, would be created. It is advisable before making a wrong choice, to communicate to the nursery, the size and species of the plant to be planted, avoiding subsequent problems. Usually these vases are used as dividing objects, together with cement planters, to divide some garden spaces, to define private spaces on public ground or to highlight pedestrian crossings. Being very heavy vessels to move, it is preferable to place them in places where they can remain for a long time, as once filled they are very difficult to move by hand, especially if they are large.


Usually these vases can be made of cement of various colors of which white, gray, black and all other shades of colors. You can choose different effects such as marble, travertine, antiquity and the wood effect. Considering that the choice is very wide, the most widespread models, made with reinforced concrete, vibrated and mixed with special chemical additives, which make them more resistant to atmospheric agents are the square or round cone vessels, the rectangular vessels, the large and small squares, those with a round shape on the front, cylindrical vases, rectangular with beveled, crescent-shaped, hexagonal corners, in the shape of a giant bowl, the capasa and the ball-shaped one, with pedestal and large mouth with edges and many others.


Concrete vases are usually used to complete areas of the garden that have remained empty or that cannot be furnished. Untreated, many times they are able to satisfy the needs of those who prefer a garden with not too predominant furnishings, compared to the furniture itself, or are interested in creating spaces with simple and essential lines, in order to bring out the beauty of plants and flowers. It is preferable to place the vessels in the South West, where the sun beats in the early hours of the morning, allowing the plants to perform photosynthesis. These vases can contain any type of plant, from creeper to those with round, straight, tapered leaves, succulent plants, drooping and to end also as a flower. It is possible to give a decorative effect to the garden, putting them in a row with different plants, alternating with each other, or all the same to create a partition, to finish off, you can highlight the paths of villas or houses or the two ends of the gates. It is advisable to arrange them in an orderly and visible way to prevent someone not seeing them from being able to smash them against each other.


Concrete vases can also be made with DIY, shapes can be as varied as the conical one, which is made with the help of two plastic buckets as a mold. In another bucket the cement mixture is kneaded, then the mold is drilled with the tip of a drill and assembled with screws, bolts and three wooden shims. Finally, fill the mold with the pasta previously obtained and let it dry for a whole day. At the end of the hardening, the obtained vase is washed, and after drying it is decorated to your liking.

Concrete pots: COSTS

Costs of cement vessels vary according to size and processing. A large vase can cost around 250 euros, while the smaller ones, having a lower cost, are more in commerce from 45 to 60 euros. Large pots for shrubs or for decorative purposes are difficult to create with DIY, so it is advisable to buy them already ready for use.