With everyone spending more time at home, you’re probably out in the yard more and maybe even considering ways to beautify your surroundings.
While many of us consider ourselves amateur landscapers, you may scratch your head at the best way to “frame” your landscaping to finish off the look of your garden beds. Imagine adding a long-lasting, attractive separation between your gardens and lawn, with the look of stone, for a fraction of the cost?
“Most people’s gardens, especially if you use bark mulch, tend to marry into the grass,” says Chris Lamont, owner-operator of Comox Valley Curb Appeal. He’s been mastering the unique skill of hand-carving and colouring concrete over the past seven years. “We’ll perfect their bed shapes for them and create the border to complement the garden that’s already there.”
Here’s a look at how concrete curbing can solve your landscaping challenges:
- Flexibility of style and decor – Look at some examples of Chris and his team’s work and you’ll find it’s hard to tell the difference between it and hand-cut stone. “We do a continuous pour of concrete and we hand carve and colour the curbing to look like you’ve hired a stonemason to work in your yard,” he says. “We can complement the home’s style and colour scheme, matching anything from the fascia and siding to your gutters.”
- Saving you money – Curb Appeal’s specially designed machine and use of dry-mix concrete means there’s no forms to set up. “That makes it more cost-effective and there’s less waste involved,” Chris says.
- Long-term solutions – Concrete “natural stone” curbing replaces traditional edging products like plastic, wood or brick, which can break down over time and often tend to have less flexibility. Concrete offers a lasting, beautiful option that will give you long-term peace of mind. “We’ll have you thinking 10 years ahead,” Chris says.
- Small footprint speeds things up – Without a large amount of equipment, the nimble Curb Appeal crew can get into tight spaces and create custom pieces for awkward spots on your property. And with less to bring in, there’s less to clean up – most jobs can be completed within a day or two!
- Curbing a good investment – Real estate agents often lament the need to do landscaping before listing a home for sale. Framing your beds with concrete curbing and putting in drought-resistant plants creates functionality and a low-maintenance look, both added selling features for your home!
To learn more about how concrete curbing can help tidy up your yard, call Chris at