Landscaping offers a growth market for the concrete contractor as well as the precaster. Mounting social concerns for quality of the environment form one base for the current trend. The increased importance of landscaping as a marketing tool for builders and developers is another base of this growing market for concrete amenities...hardscape, aquascape, outdoor furniture, and decorative accents.

Backed by the concrete advantages of color and variations in finish, a knowledgeable contractor can secure more business by offering durable accents for industrial, commercial, and residential landscapes.