Concrete is a great material to use if you want to create a beautiful edging for your garden. Today we will teach you how best to do this. I
If you want to create a beautiful, affordable, decorative, and functional way to edge your garden, a great way to do this is to use concrete. This effectively defines your garden beds and makes lovely driveway curbs. The versatility of concrete allows you to match any landscape contour. Probably the most appealing of all about concrete is that it lasts for years and years. Once you’ve put this in your yard, you can forget about it. It’s just that durable. Use the steps below to create a beautiful concrete edge to your garden.
For this project, you will need
- Wood Stakes
- Wood float
- Mixing Hoe
- Edging Tool
- Mixing Tub
- Concrete Mix
- Liquid Cement color
- Acrylic concrete sealer
Does that list alone sound daunting to you? Call a landscaper in Las Vegas for help with this project.
Lay the perimeter of your edging
This is the first step into making your garden edging. This should be done with a garden hose or a length of rope. For the best results, devise a design in which the border is at least 5 inches wide. Then dig out your border with a shovel.
Make sure your border is the right size
Your border should be at least 4 inches deep and 8 inches wide. Compact your soil to create a solid base for concrete and you will add that in later.
Place your wood stakes
This should be done at 1 1/2-foot intervals along the border of your garden.
If your border is curved, use a flexible hardboard that will curve with your border. If it is angled, use rigid plywood. Attach them to the wood stakes.
These are a great idea to be done along the outside of the border, to ensure that they maintain a consistent garden border width.
Once your concrete is mixed into a firm, workable consistency, pour it into the border form. Using a margin trowel to spread and consolidate the mix.
Wait for the bleed water
Wait for the bleed water to disappear, after which you can smooth the surface with a wood float. Then, use a margin trowel and cut joints at three-foot intervals. Consolidate the concrete and smooth the border edges using a concrete edging tool.
It is always important to apply concrete sealer to the top of the concrete before you let it cure for three to five days. This will ensure the concrete doesn’t get any foreign chemicals inside, and will last as long as you’d like!
Doing this process doesn’t have to be too difficult. If you need help with this, contact a landscaper in Las Vegas. We can help you with everything you need. If you have any questions, we can give you all the tips you need to create the most beautiful edging to your garden.