You’ve just finished your garden and it looks fabulous. But something’s missing. It’s as if the mulch randomly stops and the grass begins.
It’s going to make mowing impossible, and on top of that, you’re pretty sure those are small bits of crabgrass poking up next to the rhododendrons. What should you do?
You need concrete edging.
Read on to learn what this landscaping technique is and how it can give your yard the curb appeal you’ve been searching for.
What Is Concrete Edging?
Landscape edging is a border of concrete that is used to separate landscape into sections. It is very common around gardens.
Landscape edging can be made from a variety of materials, but concrete is a popular choice for its benefits. There are two types of concrete edging: concrete blocks and pre-cast concrete.
Concrete blocks are mostly used for retaining walls. They are designed to be stacked on top of one another. Pre-cast concrete is embedded in the ground.
These forms of edging offer a plethora of design choices, such as:
- Different colors
- A variety of sizes and shapes
- Stamping options
Consequently, they are a fun and effective landscaping choice.
Waukesha homeowners should consider concrete edging for several reasons, including:
Concrete is extremely durable, and it is not unheard of for this type of edging to last the life of the house. It won’t rot, warp, or separate, and it can withstand heavy weather.
Even if your edging does get chipped, it’s easy to repair. A homeowner need only pour some concrete over the area with a patching product.
Additionally, owners won’t have to worry about the repairs they would have to make for other types of edging. Plastic and wood, for instance, are easily damaged and must be replaced.
Concrete edging also provides an attractive option for landscaping. It is a classy way to separate a garden from the rest of the yard.
University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator Rhonda Ferree recommends concrete edging for its durability, but she also explains edging “forms a clean, neat line between planting areas and turf or groundcovers.” Consequently, it’s extremely beautiful around gardens.
The curb appeal can’t be beaten.
Concrete edging also provides easy maintenance. It keeps grass from entering gardens and contains mulch. It even minimizes hand trimming, which means no more Tug of Leaf with the stubborn weeds out front.
Finally, it makes mowing and weed whacking simpler. You won’t ever have to worry about flying mulch-shrapnel again.
Increase in Home Value
The appealing look of edging can also increase your home’s value if you decide to sell it. Even around walkways, edging can create a “grand entrance” effect, making your home look polished for a new owner.
Borders to Happiness
If you want to make your outside shine, install concrete edging. It will last decades and make your daily chores much quicker and simpler. Lest you worry it will appear drab, there are many design options available, so it’s easy to add a bit of “you” to your project too.
And, honestly? It looks extra sharp, no matter which route you take.
Are you ready to make your property look refined? Contact us via our website. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.
By the time we’re finished, reactions to your landscaping will change from “oh” to “Oooooh!”