Choices, choices, choices. We’re faced with them every single day.
When it comes to your landscaping, there are endless possibilities and options to choose from to make your yard look beautiful. Curbing may be considered that final touch, that extra little detail that ties your yard together. And, of course, it may seem like there are all too many options to choose from. That’s why we’ve put together this article for you – to make it a little easier for you as a busy Southern Maryland homeowner to make the best landscaping decisions for your yard!
Option #1: Sophisticated Brick
Brick is a nice choice if you’re looking for a sophisticated, clean-cut look. It provides a nice clear distinction between your flower beds and the grass. You can choose to lay the bricks flat so that they’re flush with the ground or opt for the scalloped, raised style – whichever looks better to you! In addition, brick curbing comes in a variety of colors and sizes! So you can pick the right color that matches your home perfectly.
The process of installing brick curbing is not complicated, but as with any project, you’ll want to plan ahead. Planning is the key when it comes to a DIY home improvement project. You should first calculate how long your brick curbing will be and then purchase bricks accordingly.
Overall, if you’re looking for a more refined curbing to add the finishing touches to your landscaping, then brick might be the option for you!
Option #2: Fancy Shmancy Custom Concrete
This style is becoming more and more popular as it allows for great creativity and is highly durable. However, this project requires a lot of time and energy. It’s a more expensive option because of how labor-intensive it is. Before the concrete is poured, molds must be made according to your likeness and landscape design. However, the longevity of concrete edging far outweighs any additional cost. Plus, you’ll have a design according to your exact specifications!
Concrete edging can last up to 20 years and only requires a simple sealing job once every two to three years for maintenance. This option also comes in a variety of colors, from the traditional grey tones to red, brown, and even blue and green tones! So if you’re looking to add a little splash of color to your landscape, consider custom concrete edging.
Concrete is also highly weather and damage resistant. Don’t worry about the occasional bump from the lawn mower – the durable material can withstand minor bumps and scratches here and there. And no matter how intense the weather can get here in SOMD, you can rest assured knowing your curbing will endure.
Overall, if you don’t mind spending more and hiring a pro for low-maintenance and beautiful edging that will last for years, concrete might be the best for you. You can give Southern Maryland Landscaping and Lawn Care a call and get your free quote today!
Option #3: Charming Stone
Stone is beautiful and has a certain charm to it. If your home has a cottagey feel or you’d like to give your landscaping a quaint touch, then stone curbing may be the choice for you!
This option is another durable and long-lasting material that looks great and gives a nice touch to your property. It’s without argument the most natural looking curbing material, so if you’re looking for edging that provides a nice boundary between your plants and grass and blends in just enough with the natural tones of your yard, stone is definitely a contender.
Option #4: Timeless Metal
Metal is another great option. It’s durable, classy, and offers options in installation and style. You can either purchase rolls of metal, which is installed under the ground a few inches, or you can choose above-ground metal, which doesn’t require any digging.
Metal edging is great for harsh weather conditions because it does not rot or wear away from inclement weather and humidity. It also is not easily damaged by lawn mowers and weed whackers. Because of its ability to flex and move with the ground, it discourages weeds and grass from growing underneath and reaching your flower beds.
Some downsides of metal, however, is that it does require some maintenance. To prevent rusting, you need to add a protective product such as baked-on enamel or varnish. Also, if you’re looking for edging that provides a more homey or natural element to your landscaping, metal may not be the best choice.
To wrap things up, metal edging is a great option as it’s durable and gives your lawn a timeless, clean-cut touch. It keeps weeds at bay and can withstand Maryland’s harsh weather conditions year round. Just keep in the mind the maintenance and the overall theme and style of your property.
Option #5: Simple Plastic
Plastic is the cheapest curbing option and it is relatively easy to install. It also comes in a wide variety of colors so you can match it closely to your home’s theme and color scheme. This is a good choice if you just want a short-term landscape divider that clearly distinguishes specific areas of your yard.
One thing to consider about plastic edging is that it does not last long with harsh weather conditions and daily exposure to the sun can cause them to crack. It is not the most durable material and can require replacement every few years. So, if you want a longer lasting edging material that requires little to no maintenance and that gives you the most value, plastic is not the optimal choice. You may consider spending more and choose a material that will save you money down the road.
Hire the Pros
Now that we’ve discussed a handful of popular curbing materials, you hopefully have a better idea of which material is best for your yard. Once you have done the necessary research and made your decision, reach out to your local curbing professional. They will provide product recommendations and ensure you’re getting the right material for your property. A professional company will also provide free estimates with zero obligation. Get started today and give our team a call. We provide custom concrete edging to our SOMD neighbors!