Are you wanting to upgrade your landscaping but aren’t sure where to begin? Consider installing or renovating some stone or concrete curbing. Curbing can give your landscape a brand-new look without breaking your bank. After you’ve invested in curbing, how much more streamlined and sophisticated your lawn looks may surprise you. You may begin to enjoy many unexpected benefits after updating or installing the curbing around your landscape. Here is a little bit more about three of them.
Better Curb Appeal
When trying to sell or list a home, real estate agents push the importance of curb appeal. Homes that have attractive, streamlined, and straightforward landscaping will attract buys faster than fixer-uppers that need a bit of work before being ready to show to potential buyers.
Your landscape options become more limited without landscape curbing in place. A turnoff to potential buyers may happen if homeowners don’t have a border between their landscaping and the adjacent sidewalk or surrounding grass. Some homeowners have a thin metal border to contain mulch in their garden. It is a less attractive option because these thin borders can become pitted and scratched by the strings of weed eaters and lawn mower blades, as well as possible shifting due to changes in the ground, including flooding, erosion or soil becoming uneven and falling over time.
Choosing to install concrete or stone curbing instead will create an appearance that is much more pleasing to the eye and entices buyers to take a closer look.
Improving the Value
In addition to enhancing your curb appeal, landscape curbing can improve your home’s value on paper even if you’re not looking to sell. If you’re not looking to sell, concrete curbing can improve your ability to qualify for home equity terms and refinancing, which can provide you with the cash needed to perform home improvement or maintenance projects without taking a high-interest personal loan or dipping into your savings.
Lawn Maintenance Reduction
The vast reduction in weeds is one of the chief benefits of landscape curbing. It makes it much easier to trim weeds or tall grass that makes it through the initial border that is placed to prevent grass seeds from growing roots where they shouldn’t be.
Stone and concrete landscape curbing are designed to weather the elements and take any abuse from a weed eater or lawnmower. You can weed whack or mow directly along the curbing edges, which enhances the trim and neat appearance of your garden and lawn.
Landscape curbing can improve your home’s appearance and improve and retain its value while saving you heaps of time on garden and lawn maintenance. After you get a good look at your lawn’s new appearance, you’ll wonder what took you so long to decide to install or repair it.