Certain improvements have obvious effects on your home's look. For example, cleaning and painting your home's exterior and replacing missing roofing shingles are excellent improvements to consider if you want an immediate improvement in your home's curb appeal. There are also other, less obvious ways to update your home's exterior and value.
Yard curbing is becoming a great option for homeowners who want to improve the look, value, and overall appeal of their home. Constructed out of concrete, yard curbing offers a durable and permanent solution for your landscape design. With this guide, you will learn a few reasons why homeowners should install concrete curbing in and around their yard.
1. Improves Curb Appeal
Yard curbing can be used to improve your home's curb appeal. With the right design, the curbing can define spaces by creating a border, adding color, and giving visitors and passersby an excellent first impression.
Curbing can be installed around flower beds, trees, and natural areas, helping the plants and flowers stand out from the rest of your yard. Concrete curbing can also line driveways and walkways to create a more definitive path for you, your family, and your guests. The concrete curbing along the driveway and walkway will draw visitors and their eyes up towards your home's front door, creating a grand entrance that adds enormous curb appeal to your home.
2. Increases Home Value
The improved curb appeal not only affects the home's appearance, but it can also increase your home's overall value.
Although curb appeal involves many elements, including a lush lawn, colorful flowers, and clean siding and rooftops, a home with good-quality landscaping will be more valuable. As a matter of fact, a home with a great landscape design will be worth an estimated 5 to 12.7 percent more than a home without quality landscaping.
With proper maintenance of your home's exterior, healthy and attractive landscape design, and yard curbing, you can add a lot of value to your home.
3. Protects the Yard, Home, and Plants
While surprising to learn, yard curbing can also protect different areas of your yard and home.
When installed around mailboxes, flowerbeds, and along your driveway, the concrete curbing creates a barrier that is not only appealing, but also protective.
For example, if you are pulling out of your driveway, the curbing will prevent your tires from hitting and harming the lawn, plants, and even your mailbox. When used around flower beds, the curbing protects the flowers, shrubs, trees, and mulch from damage that may occur while using your lawn mower or other lawncare equipment.
This layer of protection reduces the time and cost of having to replace damaged plants and accessories in your landscape design.
4. Reduces Maintenance
As a homeowner, you may spend a great deal of time cleaning up your yard, mowing the lawn, and maintaining flower beds. While important for curb appeal and your home's value, maintaining your landscape design does not have to be physically demanding. Installing yard curbing can reduce the time and energy you need to spend maintaining your landscape design.
If it rains heavily, the rain can wash the mulch or soil out of your flowerbed and away from the plants. This affects the look of your flowerbed, and without sufficient mulch and soil, your plants will struggle to grow and thrive. Installing concrete curbing around your flower beds will prevent this erosion.
Concrete curbing around your flowerbeds, natural areas, and along walkways and driveways will also help control weeds. Weeds will not be able to grow up and through the concrete, so you will not need to constantly remove weeds from your yard and landscape design.
If you are ready to update your home's curb appeal, add value, protect your yard, and reduce maintenance, consider yard curbing. For more information, contact Supreme Concrete LLC.