How To Prepare For Landscape Curbing?


Ground preparation consists of surveying the existing terrain and landscaping, and then removing any old landscape edging and other objects that may impede the concrete curbed edging extrusion process. For this, we use a small sod cutter which removes a strip of sod about nine inches wide and two inches deep.


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Prepping for Concrete Curbing

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Concrete Curbing Process

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you prepare ground for curbing?

Prep work

  1. Jobs prepped for us, or on final grade, get priority service and cost less.
  2. You can do the prep yourself. ...
  3. 1) Use your hose to lay out the line.
  4. 2) Cut just one swath with the half moon edger or with a sod cutter.
  5. 3) Spray all the grass behind the curb with “Roundup” to kill the lawn. ...
  6. 4) Plant your shrubs.

How do I prep for concrete edging?

  1. STEP 1: Decide on the placement of your concrete garden edging. ...
  2. STEP 2: Dig and tamp the soil where you'll pour the concrete. ...
  3. STEP 3: Stake outside the border. ...
  4. STEP 4: Create your concrete mold. ...
  5. STEP 5: Insert spacers to keep the edging an even width. ...
  6. STEP 6: Mix and pour your concrete.

How do you mix concrete for landscape curbing?

Mix: The mix should consist of 4 parts washed mason sand to 1 part cement. Fibers added during the mixing process. If color is desired, it is also added during the mixing process. Control Joints: 2 to 2-1/2 feet apart.

What's the best way to clean a curb?

Combine 2 ounces of washing soda with 1 gallon of hot water for dirty curbing that requires heavier cleaning. Put on rubber gloves, dip a scrub brush into the solution and scrub the curbing thoroughly.

What's the best way to curb a lawn?

This process is nearly identical to that of a professional installer. Clear the top growth to an inch or two of solid soil. The curb will ride on top of the ground. Use a flat blade shovel to remove surface growth. The edge of the grass is a good way to control the edge of your curb. ratio.

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