Landscaping can be one of the most therapeutic DIY activities that you can do in your free time. As long as you have some outdoor space in your backyard or beside your home, you can embark on a journey to turn this space into a Zen retreat.

One of the most popular materials for landscaping is terracotta. If you’re new to landscaping, you might only have heard about terracotta before but have no idea what it is or how to use it. In this post, we take a look at what exactly terracotta is and give you some ideas on how you can incorporate it into your next landscaping or DIY project.

What is Terracotta?

Terracotta is an originally Italian word that literally translates to “baked earth”, according to the Encyclopedia Brittanica. While it can technically refer to any kind of fired clay, the term terracotta is typically used to refer to a type of earthen, ceramic material that has a brownish or dull reddish colour. It is a popular material for landscaping and can also be used in some building and construction projects.

3 Ideas for Landscaping with Terracotta

Terracotta is one of the most popular materials for landscaping due to its versatility and durability. Although can be somewhat fragile in some forms, terracotta is resistant to weathering and erosion and can last for decades without the need for regular maintenance apart from the occasional cleaning. Here are three ideas for how to use terracotta in your next landscaping project:

1. Terracotta Pavers

You can use terracotta pavers to create a walking path in your garden or backyard. Their unique colour helps them stand out among the rest of the greenery, creating a clearly demarcated pathway for you, your friends and family to follow when relaxing outdoors.

2. Terracotta Flowerpots

Terracotta is also a hugely popular material for flowerpots. Many varieties of plants can thrive in terracotta pots, and you can easily move them around if you ever need to redecorate or reconfigure the layout of your yard or garden.

3. Terracotta Edging Stones

Terracotta edging stones are longish stone slabs that you can use to divide your outdoor space into clearly demarcated sections. Their colour helps them to contrast with the other common colours founds in yards and gardens, ensuring that you and your guests do not accidentally trip and fall over them. Some of the most common uses of terracotta edging stones include creating clearly defined flower beds or vegetable gardens in your backyard. 

Fulton Brickyard: Bricks and Pavers in Melbourne

If you’re in need of bricks and pavers in Melbourne or the surrounding regions, Fulton Brickyard has got your covered. We have one of the largest catalogues of bricks, pavers and other landscaping materials, ranging from terracotta pavers to pier capping and concrete sleepers. Get in touch with us today for a free consultation to discuss your brick and paving needs.