what is Landscape Curbing?
Landscape Curbing, also known as landscape edging, landscape borders, decorative curbing, and concrete edging is a continuous concrete border that is typically placed around flower beds, trees, driveways, walkways and mailboxes, etc.
The addition of landscape edging can change the entire appearance of your landscape design. Concrete Landscape Edging is an effective way to keep the mulch and rock in, while accentuating your flower beds giving your landscape design a nice flow. The appearance can be as simple as a plain gray concrete landscape edging or as elegant as designer decorative curbing.
There are so many Curbing designs to choose from. We can install landscape curbing with Flowing Curves, Straight Lines and Custom Designs. We also have many patterns, styles and colors to choose from. Landscape Curbing can be installed in various shapes, on hillsides, parking lots, walkways, driveways and even in tight spaces, with minimal disturbance to existing landscaping.
Where can we install Concrete Curbing?
- Landscape or Lawn Edging
- Flower or garden beds
- Tree Edging or Circles
- Sand Boxes
- Fence & Property Lines
- Parking Lots
- Golf Course
- Ponds or Pools
- Path Markers
- Parking Lots
Curbing Stamps & Patterns WE OFFER
We have a good selection of stamps and patterns that you can choose from. By adding stamps or patterns to different molds, you can create a curbing design that will surely suit your preference and garden landscape design. Just ask our installation specialists for the availability of your preferred stamps and patterns.
Curbing Shapes & Styles
We offer various styles and shapes that allow our customers to unleash their creativity and come up with a unique custom curbing design that will suit their preference. Additionally, patterns and colors may also be added to the landscape curbing to suit any existing or new landscape designs.
Some shapes (or molds) are uniquely designed for practical purposes, like mower edges or downspouts. Our installation specialist will closely work with you to help you select the shape suitable for your needs. You may also contact us to know more about our available styles and shapes since they may change from time to time.
Slant & Stamped Curbing
Slant & Stamped Curbing
Slant & Stamped curbing is one of the most popular landscape borders. We have many patterns, including this H-brick design, you can choose from. We also have original sets of superior quality colors from Solomon Colors. Our installation team will closely work with you to get the right design and color you prefer.
6 x 5 or 6 x 6
We usually use 6 x 5 or 6 x 6 dimensions for commercial curbing for parking lots and commercial properties. This elevated style is ideal for driveways or walkways. It is also used to retain gravel and other gardening materials. All of our parking-lot curb mixes contain fiber reinforced concrete, which gives the curb extra strength.
Light Mold Curbing
6 x 4s / Ground Level
It can handle larger mower wheels and has a more massive look. It gives a great appeal to a garden, especially when you add the right combination of stamp and color. Because of its massive look, it gives the perfect accent to both residential and commercial plant beds, walkways, driveways and lawns.
Custom Mower Curbing
Mower Style Curbing
This is also a very popular design because of the added appeal due to its curve. On a practical note, it has a higher backside that’s perfect for retaining gravel and other gardening materials. The lower front side accommodates a lawn mower wheel, which makes it easier to trim grasses.
Ready to start concrete curbing at your location?
COLORS WE OFFER
NOTE: Colors on the chart below are for reference only and may be different depending on the loading percentage that you prefer. Please consult our installation professional for more details on our concrete colors.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR NEW LANDSCAPE CURBING
Congratulations on your new concrete landscape edging installation. Here are a few things to remember:
Your curbing will be dry to the touch within 2 hours. At this point it can withstand rain. Your curbing can be damaged if you bump it within the first 24 hours. Please make sure pets, children, and guests do not step on your curbing. If rain damages your curbing, we will repair at our cost within 20 days. If it is damaged outside of 20 days, it will be repaired at a minimum charge of $300. Concrete is considered fully cured after 28 days. If your curbing was covered with plastic, it can be removed and disposed of after 24 hours. Overly dry ground conditions will absorb moisture from the concrete, which might lead to cracking.
STAINING OR SEALING:
Most stains and sealers are applied after the 28-day curing process. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when applying stain or sealer. If your edging was sealed at the time of installation, we used a special curing product that will last about 8 months. We recommend that you reseal your edging after 8 months and then annually. When selecting a sealer, look for a U.V. stable sealer with a solid content of 20% or more. The more solid content the sealer has, the better the sealer.
Your concrete curbings will give you years of enjoyment with little care. It is important to understand that while extremely durable, your edging is not indestructible. Pushing a wheelbarrow full of rock over your curbing may cause it to crack. If you need to get rocks inside your bed, use a ramp to keep the weight off the curbing. Running over your edging with a car or truck could cause it to crack. Warn your landscaper not to scrape the deck of his mower on the side of the curbing. It will leave unsightly scratches that diminish the beauty of your curbing. Over time, tree roots may lift and break your edging. We put more control joints close together in areas that trees are a factor. We do this so that any cracking will hopefully occur at the controlled joints as tree roots lift the edging. This allows you to lift the section out and remove or shave the tree roots back down with a chainsaw or hatchet and replace the section. Fortunately, this will not happen for many years and with this information, you will be prepared if it does occur.
EFFLORESCENCE OR COLOR FADING:
We offer a curing sealer and recommend that it be applied at the time of installation. This immediately provides protection for your curbing. Sealing is especially important when using colored concrete. Calcium carbonate deposits may form on the surface of the edging due to a natural reaction between carbon dioxide and the free line in the cement often referred to as efflorescence. As a result, colored curbing may appear faded. While efflorescence can be cleaned, using a solution of 1-part muriatic acid to 5 parts water is better to prevent the initial buildup. Curing sealer will appear glossy at first but will result in a matte finish. To get a shiny appearance, a high gloss sealer, containing at least 25% solids can be applied after the 28-day curing process.
In extremely wet areas or during extended periods of heavy rain, your curbing may keep water in your beds. If this becomes a concern, you have two options. The first option is to allow water to drain freely from your beds. Do this by drilling holes into the base of your edging using a 6 inch or longer ¼” masonry drill bit available at any hardware store. The second option is to dig a small channel under your curbing while being careful not to pry upwards. Place a 6” piece of PVC pipe with an elbow at each end in the channel and backfill around the pipe to keep it in place. This will allow the water to flow through the pipe under the edging.
To remove mold and mildew, spray the curbing with a strong bleach and water solution to kill the mold or mildew spores. Wait 24 hours, then wash off with a spray nozzle attached to your house. We do not recommend pressure washing your curbing. A stiff scrub brush may be needed for stubborn areas. Sealing or staining your edging will help prevent recurring growth. It crosses the pores of the concrete, preventing any mildew to hold on to it.
If you are ready to have landscape curbings installed at your property, or if you want to know more about our concrete curbing services, contact us via phone or email and we’ll be in touch soon.