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Curb Appeal: Tips for Choosing the Best Curbing for Your Project

By Whirl Construction (466 words)
Posted in Decorative Curbing on August 26, 2014

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Curbing is available in a variety of types, which are categorized based on the shape, height and material used. You are most likely familiar with traditional concrete curbs that serve to provide separation between a roadway and other land. These curbs provide structural support to the edge of the pavement and can be used to channel water runoff into storm drains. However, if you are considering curbing for a home project, you are probably looking for something with a decorative flair. Consider adding decorative curbing to your home, as it not only adds value to your property but also gives the front of your home a unique look.

When looking at your choices for decorative curbing, it is important to consider what the intended purpose of your curbing is. Decorative curbing can be used for a variety of purposes, like separating immaculately landscaped areas from the rest of your lawn or keeping children and pets from entering restricted areas of your yard. You may even want to simply add a bit of color to your landscape with curbing. Figure out what your purpose is for adding decorative curbing to your home in order to decide how you want your curbing to look.

Stone curbing is a great option to consider if you are looking to add a bit of charm and character to your lawn and garden. Stone curbing looks particularly elegant with gardens that are more natural or rustic looking. However, it is important to note that when choosing your curbing, it is difficult to create a uniform patterns with stone curbing due to each stone’s inherent uniqueness. Therefore, if you want your curbing to look even, consider other curbing materials instead.

Another popular curbing option is to use brick curbing. Brick works with a large variety of styles and can add color and decoration to your landscape. However, they are best used in areas where there is minimal foot traffic. While bricks are a beautiful choice, they are also not the most durable form of curbing and tend to chip and break.

The curbing with the highest durability is concrete curbing. Concrete curbing is not only a great choice in terms of functionality, but it is also stylish and versatile. There are a variety of options when it comes to choosing concrete colors, as it is available in a range of colors, styles and sizes. The multitude of choices makes it easy to personalize the curbing to fit your home's design and style aesthetic.

Whatever material you decide on using should match your home’s style, budget, and needs. However, decorative curbing can help transform your lawn and landscape that is sure to attract the notice of your neighbors and prospective home buyers.

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