Concrete Curbing: Can You Install It Around Your Garden?

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Concrete Curbing: Can You Install It Around Your Garden?

7 December 2022
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If the plants in your large vegetable garden grow all over the place, you may use rocks and stones to create a barrier around your garden bed. But if your plants manage to find their way over and through the barrier, ask a paver to install concrete curbing around your garden instead. Learn more about concrete curbing and how it can help your garden below.   

What's Concrete Curbing?

Concrete curbing, or landscape edging, is a border that safeguards, defines, confines, and accents other structures, such as commercial parking lots and decorative water fountains. Residential homeowners can also use landscape edging to highlight and protect their gardens, patios, swimming pools, and other landscaping structures.  

Due to its strength and versatility, concrete curbing is one of the most popular types of landscaping edging used today. Contractors can color, define, and shape the material without sacrificing its strength and performance. When used in gardens, curbing can keep plants from wandering or growing out of their beds during the year. Curbing can also allow you to separate your garden plants during the season.

If you think concrete curbing will work well for your vegetable garden, consult a concrete contractor or paver today. 

What's the Best Way to Install Your Curbing?

The first thing you must do is select a unique design and color for your curbing. Curbing can mimic red bricks, white stones, and even different types of natural wood. You want to choose a design and color that accentuates your garden the best. After you choose the design and color for your border, a contractor or paver can go ahead and prepare the mixture for it. 

Next, a contractor or paver will dig a small trench in the soil around your garden. The trench provides a stable base for the curbing after it settles and dries. A contractor or paver may also place a thin drainage line inside the trench. Concrete can swell and crack if you expose it to moisture. A drainage line helps keep the trench and border reasonably dry during the year. 

After a professional completes the work above, they'll mix dry concrete, paint, and water together to create the mixture for your border.  A contractor or paver will then place the wet mixture inside a small feeder machine for distribution. Using the machine, a contractor or paver will slowly pour the mixture around your garden until it creates a border. 

The final step in the process is crucial. A contractor or paver must stamp, or create a design, on the wet border before it dries. If the concrete dries before a professional stamps it, the border may not come out properly afterward. 

Learn more about concrete curbing by speaking to a contractor or paver today.