Why go with a drab curb when you could have decorative curbing?
It’s the little things that deliver true beauty: the simplicity of Mona Lisa’s smile, the purity of a lovely spring day, the pale glow of a gold earring. None of these is garish or overdone, but each is critical in affecting the mood and sense of others.
Taking the time to do a little extra with your property makes all the difference.
And so it is with decorative curbing.
What Is This Decorative Curbing?
Many homeowners don’t even have curbing. Some think using an edger is good enough, and others don’t even take the time to do that much.
Your beautiful home deserves a beautiful front yard, and that means giving attention to more than just the grass and shrubs.
Kudos to some homeowners who attempt to install their own decorative curbing. This is usually in the form of the ubiquitous red brick trapezoids, which look kind of OK until they fall over, which happens pretty quickly.
Other cheap do-it-yourself curbing includes various plastic and stone pavers and barriers. It’s hard to get these to stay just where you want them, but even if they did, they just don’t compare to the beauty of professionally laid paving stones or poured concrete curbing.
You’d be wasting your money if you invested in these and installed them yourself, unless you have special training in laying decorating curbing. The ground has to be properly prepared and the stones specially set so that they do not shift, sink or become displaced, so the job is best left to professionals.
Many Uses for Decorative Curbing
Your decorative curbing can highlight many areas of your yard. You can use it along your walkway or to separate different areas of your yard, like a garden or small stand of bushes or trees.
It can be low and angled to smoothly transition from one area of your yard to another, or it can be several inches high, helping to more firmly designate particular areas as separate. It can also be used to construct terraces, but only very low ones. Higher or deeper terraces require retaining walls.
Depending upon the areas you want to separate, you may choose to use straight or curved decorative curbing. Many homeowners opt for curved because the sweeping shapes more closely mimic nature’s contours.
Perpendicular curbing is popular in business or urban areas, where right angles are more often the rule.
Whether you choose straight or curved, low or high, light-colored or dark, decorative curbing is sure to add to your home’s curb appeal and value. Earthworks Landscaping is the Layton area’s expert in all things terra firma, including hardscapes, water features and all types of curbing.