If you're tired of looking at your lackluster landscaping but aren't sure where to begin when it comes to improvement, you may want to give some thought to installing concrete landscape curbing.
Landscape curbing, or the solid borders that surround gardens, water features, and other landscaping elements, can create a brand-new look for your lawn. You may be surprised at how much more sophisticated and streamlined your lawn looks after you've invested in some new curbing. Here are some benefits:
1: Better Curb Appeal
Real estate agents consistently promote the importance of "curb appeal" when trying to list or sell a home. Homes with high curb appeal (that is, homes that have simple, attractive, and streamlined exteriors, including landscaping) are far more likely to find a buyer quickly than homes that are obviously "fixer uppers" or that will require a bit of work to get in show-ready condition.
By installing stone or concrete curbing instead, you'll be able to create a seamless appearance that's aesthetically pleasing. This streamlined and low-maintenance landscaping can catch buyers' eyes, enticing them to come in for a closer look, even if some of your property's features might otherwise have been disqualifying factors.
2: Improvement in Value
Not only can the curb appeal generated by your new curbs make your home easier to sell when the time comes, it can improve the "paper" value of your home. This can improve your ability to qualify for favorable refinancing and home equity terms, providing you with the cash you need to perform other home maintenance or improvement projects without dipping into your savings or taking out a higher-interest personal loan.
3: Reduction of Lawn Maintenance
One of the chief benefits of landscape curbing is its subsequent reduction in weeds. Not only can having a solid border between grass and garden prevent grass seeds and other unwanted intruders from putting down roots where they shouldn't be, it can make it much easier to trim any weeds or tall grass that does make it through this initial barricade.
Because concrete curbing is designed to stand up to the elements, it is also well-equipped to any abuse a lawnmower (even a riding or zero-turn mower) or weed eater can dish out, remaining stable and strong even when in direct contact with the blades. This can allow you to mow or weed eat directly against the edges of your curbing, enhancing the neat and trim appearance of your lawn and garden.
Installing new landscape curbing is almost certain to improve the appearance of your home while improving (and retaining) home value and saving you time on lawn and garden work. Want to know about our landscape curbing services? Call us today at 760.772.6849 or receive a FREE ESTIMATE here.
The versatility of stained and resurfaced concrete makes it the ideal flooring solution for interior floors like bathrooms, kitchens and family rooms that receive lots of wear and tear. The durability of all three decorative concrete finishes will keep your indoor floors carefree for years. Your new concrete floors will stay looking like new by regular dry dust mopping and an occasional wet mop cleaning with a neutral pH cleaner. Colors will not fade, and finishes don’t chip, stain or peel.
Decorative concrete floors don’t harbor dust mites or other allergens, and are moisture resistant so they prevent the growth of mold or bacteria so your home stays cleaner and safer, especially important for those suffering from allergies or asthma.
Interior floors can look like polished marble, real stone, tile, wood plank, brick, slate, Flagstone and much more. You have practically unlimited design potential with our realistic stamp patterns, custom hand-cut and colored overlays and the wide range of acid-based chemical and water-based acrylic stains for stunning effects.
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Compared with other types of flooring, especially carpet, resurfaced concrete floors are a breeze to clean. When protected with a sealer, they resist stains and abrasion. However, concrete floors aren't completely maintenance free, and you'll need to clean the surface regularly to keep it looking its best.
How often you will need to clean and reseal depends on how much wear and tear your stained concrete is exposed to. For example, a floor in a residential setting (such as a living room) is likely to take less abuse than one in a busy retail store. Here are some other general guidelines:
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