Landscape Concrete Edging
About Concrete Edging
Concrete edges help support paved areas like driveways, and courtyards. It also helps the homeowner with the maintenance of all gardens. Edging can act like a wall, which will protect your landscaped area. Concrete is the most popular material used in edging as it is a sturdy and hardwearing product. One of the beauties of using concrete for edging is that it will never move out of its place. The concrete edges are mainly produced in cast or block forms making them very easy to install.
Advantages of Using Concrete Edging
- Protects landscaped gardens, from unwanted weeds, and soils.
- Wide range of colors to choose from.
- Wide range of patterns.
- Simple installation.
- Produced in circles, half circles, straight pieces, swirls and many more.
- Concrete will never decay, unlike timber and other materials.
- No maintenance.
- Adds value to your residential home.
Concrete Edging and Pavers
Concrete Edging will help ease the installation of pavers. The edging will also acts as a great guideline for you when deciding to lay the pavers, for it is always installed first. Another benefit is that edging keeps the pavers together and will prevent them from becoming loose and moving around, which can be quite dangerous.
Concrete Edging Patterns
The patterns available today are endless. You can create your own custom made pattern or stick to common patterns. Concrete Edging patterns are manufactured to imitate most paver patterns such as, herringbone, running brick, and flagstone plus many more.
You can create a pattern that will blend through with your driveway or courtyard.
Concrete Edging Colors
Colors are also available in a broad range. Colors can either be added before the concrete is mixed or afterwards with a special type of concrete coating paint, it’s up to you. When choosing a color keep in mind the color of the landscaped area, your home, and all surroundings, as trying to blend more than 3 or 4 colors can get too busy.
Some common colors that blend well with green garden surroundings are:
- Natural colors.
Installing Concrete Edging
The installation process can be easily done; you can “do-it-yourself”, especially if the edging is pre made to the color and pattern of your choice.
Step 1: Dig a trench where the Concrete Edging will be placed.
Step 2: Place string in line so it’s installed evenly.
Step 3: Apply wet concrete into the trench. This will help ensure no movement takes place.
Step 4: Place the concrete blocks onto the wet concrete, following the string line in the direction of your choice.
Step 5: Elevate the edging to your desired height simply by adding more concrete blocks.
Step 6: Let the cement set.
You can then commence paving, or planting the surround area.