One of the most important factors in maintaining a green lawn is ensuring that your landscaping is kept away from where you park. This will help to prevent any constant damage to the grass from all of those vehicles driving in and out of your driveway. Installing concrete edging around your property can be a great way to keep plants and flowers safe, but it also has other benefits that you may not know about! In this article, we will focus on 3 benefits of choosing concrete edging for your landscaping.
#1: Quality Curbing
If you’re looking for curbing that stays put and has good aesthetic appeal, concrete is the choice for you! You can style it any way you like – you can stain it to match the color scheme of your home, you can stamp it to give it a new flare and design, and you can add aggregate to give it a unique texture! On top of this, concrete edging comes in pavers, bricks, and blocks, or you can choose to go with poured concrete which usually lasts longer. The possibilities are endless!
#2: Durable & Low Maintenance
This edging is low maintenance and can last up to 20 years with a bi-annual seal job. It’s also extremely durable and won’t crack or break from the occasional bump from the lawn mower (this happens more than you think). This edging type is weather resistant and won’t rot or warp no matter how intense the climate is. You’ll have a long-lasting and low-maintenance curbing that looks good and keeps your landscaping looking organized and well-kept!
Last but certainly not least, we need to consider the cost. Cost is one of the biggest deciding factors for homeowners when they’re debating on which curbing option is best for their property.
Whether you choose poured concrete or pavers, bricks, or blocks, you will spend more on this option than you would on other edging materials like plastic and metal. Poured concrete curbing costs the most as it requires time to form the molds that suit your unique landscape.
So, when deciding whether this option is best for you, of course you need to consider the size and scope of the project and how big your yard is. If you’re willing to spend more, you will reap the benefits of longer-lasting edging which could, in effect, save you money later on as you won’t have to replace the edging as often.
In addition, with the higher cost you also get increased durability, less maintenance, and curbing that completely blocks weeds and grass from growing underneath it and reaching your flower beds.
After considering the 3 primary benefits of installing concrete curbing, which option do you think is best for your landscape needs? Our team at Southern Maryland Landscaping and Lawn Care would be happy to help get your yard looking just the way you like it. We will also provide you with a free, no-obligation quote so you can compare prices and make sure you’re getting the product and rates that fit your budget! Give us a call today to get started.