Concrete Garden Edging

Benefits of concrete garden edging

Concrete garden edging can also be known as decorative garden edging.

Here are some of the many benefits for your home or business:

  • creates attractive borders around your flower beds, lawns or parking areas so increasing the value of your property
  • allows you to maintain your garden more easily by retaining mulch and soil
  • makes it easier to trim lawns
  • choose a colour that matches your home or business
  • easily create beautiful curves as well as straight lines in your garden
  • cost effective with little maintenance
  • long lasting
  • embedded fibre mesh is used to reinforce the garden edging making it more hard wearing than plastic or metal edging

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Examples of concrete garden edging

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To find out how concrete garden edging can enhance your garden please call us for a free consultation on 0419 815 242.

Styles of garden edging

Continuous garden edging comes in several different profiles depending on how and where you want to use it. Please contact us for any questions about the styles of concrete garden edging below.

 

Caring for your concrete garden edging

Crack minimisation and prevention

To prevent excessive cracking in your concrete garden edging we use our proven system. We install control joints to allow the edging to crack in specific locations, which is necessary due to concrete expanding and contracting due to temperature changes. Fibre mesh is added in the concrete to give it the greatest strength. However, sometimes cracks can appear that are caused by conditions outside our control. Tree roots, vehicular traffic and subsidence or “wash-outs” of the ground can cause damage. We cannot be responsible for such damage which is outside our control.

Sealing

Many types of continuous concrete edging will be “sealed” upon completion with a special sealing solution. This product is specifically designed to help cure the concrete as well as protect the surface finish from sun damage and weathering. Depending on the edging location and weather conditions, this sealer may need to be re-applied every two years or so, to maintain the original beautiful appearance of your edging.

Please call us on 0419 815 242 for an estimate on the cost of doing this regularly if you do want to maintain the original shine and lustre forever.

Stains and stuff that grows

Certain lawn chemicals contain copper sulphate and other ingredients which can stain your edging. Please avoid spraying your concrete garden edging with chemicals.

Mould or mildew sometimes appears on the surface of the concrete. It can be removed with a bleach solution and a small scrubbing brush. Rinse the edging thoroughly once clean. The sealer which has been applied will assist in the prevention of this problem. If necessary you can have the sealer re-applied after removal of mildew.

Colour fading

All coloured concrete fades to a degree. With lighter colours this effect is much less noticeable. The special process by which your garden edging is created ensures the maximum amount of colour pigment at the surface of the edging to ensure fading is minimized.  Any fading which occurs is natural and unavoidable. Periodical applications of sealer will help maintain the colour.

Effluoresence

Efflorescence is a white powdery substance that sometimes forms on concrete during the first few weeks. It is caused by evaporation of water from the surface of the concrete which leaves behind the minerals (which were in suspension) as a salt deposit. It causes unsightly white stains which can be particularly objectionable on coloured concrete. The correct application of sealer during installation minimizes the risk of this effect. If some efflorescence does occur we can remove it for you by washing with a weak acid solution (dilute pool acid at 1 part acid to 12 parts water).

Installation of garden edging

Before Installation

We want to make sure that your pets are safe so please make sure that they are safely locked away on the day that your edging is to be installed.  Make sure your sprinkler system has been disabled. If you are aware of the location of any buried cables such as cable TV etc. please mark them so care can be taken to avoid damage when doing the preparation work.

During and after installation

Please keep pets locked up at least until the day after installation. Keep the irrigation system disabled until two days after installation. It is a good idea not to undertake any type of activity around your new edging such as digging, weed trimming or spraying, mowing or edging before the concrete has cured. This ensures that the edging attains maximum strength before being subjected to wear and tear.

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CURING TIME = STRENGTH

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Concrete takes approximately 30 days to cure to full strength. Your edging will have a very durable surface finish but it needs a certain amount of time to resist scratching and other damage. Please protect it for as long as you can. Once sealed upon installation completion, your edging becomes immediately more resistant to light rain. Heavy rain within the first 6 hours after installation can cause damage. Therefore we do not install edging if there is forecasted rain.