Every notice a house with some of the best landscaping your neighbourhood has to offer? Everyone has. Everything is perfect on that property. The trees, fountains, interlock driveway, lawn and even the borders. There are different types of borders and some of them are often refereed to as curbs. Curbs are essentially landscaping bordering made of concrete that is designed in various shapes and lines. Here are a few more ideas to literally improve you curb appeal. Do not underestimate the importance of it!
Concrete Lawn Edging
There are various ways to edge your lawn – lattes, edging and Armour stone are the most common types. Ever consider Concrete? As landscapers, we have special access to machinery that allows us to create these borders for homeowners and the results are always stunning. Basic lawn edging is not the only type of border that is available. There are several other options available as you find out
Concrete Staining & Stamping
Stamped Concrete. Yes…Stamped Concrete. You have seen walkways, patios and even driveway made of this stuff. Why not borders? When it comes to stamp concrete you are free to choose from a variety of colours. This allows for perfect color compliments when it comes to integration with other parts of your landscape. You simply do not have to rely on the traditional colours anymore – black or green. Best of all is that you can create your shapes and lines just like any other lawn edging.
Concrete Staining is another method to curb your borders. It is essentially the same thing as stamping. Instead of Stamping..you end up staining. It is one of the most popular ways to decorate a household at a fraction of the price. Even though the price is fairly “expensive”, it depends on the type of material and the contractor you choose to deal with.
Benefits of Landscape Curbing
Landscape Curbing is more common than you think. It is one of the best ways to keep grass out of your beds. This is one of the fundamental reasons why they have increased in popularity over the past few years. Think about all the times you were trimming the lawn and a few shreds went into the soil. What happened in the following weeks? You saw more and more grass sprouting. Not exactly the ideal garden bed. Weeding is essentially limited in your beds thanks to the concrete borders.
The Plastic edging on the other hand is flimsy and potentially breaks during the cold spells making way for the garden and lawn to become one. While stone has been proven as the best border over time, Armour stone is certainly not cheap. River Rock and other pebbles are not really efficient anyway. Concrete is your perfect solution. They will be going anyway and your property value will always be steady or rising with time. Even when the concrete stains your curbs, they are really easy to deal with and cleaning up is a breeze.
If you are planning a new landscape project, make sure it includes Curbs. They are an essential part of every landscape design and often increase the value of your property dramatically. It will help decrease the amount of maintenance needed and will more than likely maintain the look you are investing in. It will save you money in the short term and long term.