Process Of Landscape Curbing

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Landscape curbing adds beauty to landscapes by giving definition to flower beds, sidewalks and pathways. It makes grass mowing more particular and easy, while giving clear boundaries on parking bays and side walks. In addition, because the grass, mulch and the soils are separated, it becomes easier to maintain a beautiful garden.

Before installing the curb, one should ensure that they are comfortable with their landscaping. Ideally, if there is any leveling that needs to be done on the landscape, it should be done before landscape curbing is considered. The homeowner can do the curbing themselves, but the use of curbing professionals is encouraged if one is to have admirable results from the work. One should preplan the outline of the flowerbeds before contracting a curbing professional. The borderlines can be marked by white paint, a garden hose or sisal ropes. This can be removed once the idea of what one wants the garden to look like is communicated to the curbing professional.

A sod riper is then used to rip off the top layer of grass, after which some top soil is scooped in preparation for the curb installation. At this point, the homeowner will have decided whether they want to use concrete curbs, plastic curbs, metal curbs or brick curbs. A curb extruder machine is then used to pour a mixture of concrete and cement on the marked borders. The contractor installing the curb should ensure that the right width and height of the curb is attained before leaving it to dry.

To get colored curbs, the contractor pours colored slurry on the wet curb and evens it out with a hand trowel. A second application may be applied if the homeowner desires so, in order to give the color a richer look. At this stage, patterns can be made on the curb. To prevent cracks forming on the curb, the contractor should create expansion units on the curb. After drying, the sealer is applied on the curb.

Curbs beautify landscapes by their brighter borders that emphasize lawns and flower beds. In addition, they make garden maintenance easier by minimizing the lawn edging responsibilities. Because the curb keeps the grass away from the flower beds, a homeowner weeding chores are also minimized.

Concrete Curbs are long lasting and may go for years on end before requiring any form of maintenance because they are able to withstand different weathers. Brick curbing on the other hand, requires the same process of installation, except that bricks are laid on the curb areas. Brick curbing is done on flowerbeds, parking areas, driveways and side walks. Slanted brick curbs are ideal for use on lawns as one can comfortably use a lawn mower on the edges of the curbs.

Whatever the material one chooses to use, landscape curbing presents homeowners and property developers with unique ways of enhancing the landscape surrounding residential homes and commercial buildings. It also gives them mild ways of restricting human activity within the outlines of parking bays and sidewalks.

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