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Concrete Curbing

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Border Guy, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. Border Guy

    Border Guy LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 8

    Just wanted to find out what everyones take is on concrete landscape edging. Would you take an opportunity to make a decent profit on subbing out for this service without investing in the equipment and materials? Do you see it as a threat or an additional service to ad for your customers.
  2. terracare

    terracare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 353

    We looked into it and were very impressed with it. I like it, some others here didn't seem to on the last thread I saw.

  3. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    concrete doesn't belong in the landscape in my opinion. perhaps it could be used for municipal or commercial properties
  4. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,898

    I have stated here before, and will stand by it still: Concrete edging has NO place in a residential landscape. Not only does it look tacky (just like red mulch), it makes future bed expansion difficult and costly.

    I'm not even sure I would use it in a commercial application either.

  5. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,915

    I just don't know what the purpose of it is. What could it possibly offer that the other edging materials don't already? I can just see that stuff moving in the soils and cracking all over. To properly prepare a base for it around twisting landscape beds and to have it provide better results than natural edging, plastic edging, or brick edging, I just don't see it.
  6. mottster

    mottster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 191

    i like it...have had it on one of my previous houses. It doesn't way nothin and its self supporting...so you don't have to make a base...just remove sod. Very sturdy and hardy...perfect for triming...mulch doesn't get flung everywhere. Dies can be added to the concrete to make it match the landscape. adds a contemporary feel to the landscape.

    And whats wrong with red mulch? lol jk
  7. Trim Creations

    Trim Creations LawnSite Member
    from Ks
    Posts: 87

    I do a lot of curbing. Residential, and commercail just finished puting in 2276.ft at a golf coures. to keep on the cart path

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