Insight To Choose And Maintain Concrete Edging As Your Go-To Landscape Border


When you are making updates and improvements to your property landscaping, concrete curbing is a great choice to add visual borders and physical barriers against your landscape materials from scattering and to keep vegetation growth in place. Here are some recommendations for you to use with your landscape edging for a successful installation and long-lasting element to your property and vegetation design.

Consider an Edging Material

An edging material installed in your yard may be something you have considered when you see what takes place in a yard without this detail. Wood chips and gravel ground coverings can become scattered and your lawn will begin to grow into your bedding areas. You may also find that your garden plot is slowly shrinking to your ever-expanding lawn edges. A concrete curbing as your landscape edges is an attractive way to bring order and control to your landscaping that is controlled by Mother Nature. 

Concrete curbing is a durable material that has a good amount of weight to it, which helps keep it successfully in place. Concrete curbing is installed right into your landscaping by a concrete professional who prepares the site with a trench and concrete forms. Then, the concrete gets poured into the forms where it cures in place to leave you with an attractive edging border in any style or shape you want.

Maintain Your Edging

Concrete edging is quite durable once you have it installed around the borders of your landscaping, however, there are some practices you need to follow to keep it in great shape. If your concrete curbing contains seams from its installation, watch out for any shifting on your curbing from the soil. This can push your curbing up from the soil, especially during the winter season when freeze and thaw cycles cause the surrounding soil and materials to expand and contract. If you discover your concrete curbing has shifted, excavate the soil to replace the curbing in its appropriate position. You can also consider adding in continuous curbing where there are no seams in the sections. Sealing your curbing sections together can also promote a stable curbing element. 

Also, consider sealing your concrete curbing to keep it clean and free of stains that can occur over time. Sealing will also protect the surface of the concrete against weathering and deterioration that can occur from season to season and extreme temperature changes. When your concrete curbing has been sealed, it won't absorb moisture to prevent mold and mildew growth and interior cracking when the temperature falls to freezing.

Contact a local concrete landscape edging service to learn more.


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