Reasons to Use Concrete Landscape Curbing

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There are many reasons that you might consider concrete landscape curbing options around the exterior of your home if you were thinking of using wood. These reasons include avoiding nasty critters, longevity, and appeal.

Concrete landscape curbing can be etched, stamped, and stained to provide the most elegant look you have ever seen. It can circle the oak tree in the front yard, fruit trees, flower garden, and even be designed to provide a unique walkway. Concrete is flexible with the shape you want to make and the designs that you would like to use. Wood cannot be designed very well and it cannot be shaped as well as you would like to either. Your flexibility with what you can do with wood is limited.

Pests like wood. Termites are the worst when it comes to wood and even making it near your home. Termites infest wood and if they are anywhere near the exterior of your home you can be sure eventually they will infest the foundation and walls too. Wood is a terrible solution for landscape curbing when you can use something like concrete that pests absolutely cannot invade. In addition, the pests cannot rot or destroy the concrete as they can wood. There is nothing like sitting on a wood surface to have it fall apart on you and hundreds of termites come scattering out. This never happens with concrete because it is impossible.

Concrete landscape curbing can last almost forever if you take proper care of it. When it is protected with sealants then it will have a longevity past your lifetime. Wood never lasts that long and you may find that every now and then you have to replace certain pieces that look to be too old or the weather has taken its toll. Concrete is much more durable than wood and will last much longer.

There are many reasons to consider using concrete landscape curbing rather than a wood solution that will not last long and will only attract pests to your home. Protecting your home starts on the outside and what you do with the landscaping.