I would like to do something with our foundation. We live in a ranch style house, built into a hill. The unsightly full, cement basement foundation is exposed on the south side. Foundation on front of house is no problem. The two ends also have more cement exposed than I like. What can I do to make it look nice?
We have native rock covering our cement basement walls. They have different sizes, so no pattern. Another plus is you can plan a rock-climbing wall on the side of your house for your children.
Tyr some periwinkle (vinca). I recently tried to post this idea but it hasn't appeared yet. I have it on my property and it grows in sun and shade, is very hardy, doesn't need much water, can grow three feet tall at least,and is kind of a miracle plant. It has been growing at my parents house for at least 70 years and my father never even watered it in the summer, in a semi-shady area. I transplanted mine from there. In a couple years you will have a forest of it that you will want to cut back., But it doesn't get out of control. It grows in banks of it or as borders. I have some moldy looking spots in the shade on the stucco wall and i am thinking of just letting it grow over that and trimming it.
I was going to suggest plastic flowers, since nothing will grow, but I like the fieldstone suggestion better. You don't even have to make it real. Could paint in a trompe l'oeil style.
This means you paint it to look like the real thing.
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