Where to get your Landscaping Supplies

Many of us work by word-of-mouth for our business.  When a client is happy, they recommend their supplier.  We’d like to take this opportunity to recommend vendors that we’ve done business with over the past years.  We’ve had many calls asking who we recommend, so today, we’re dedicating a post to just that – people that we have worked with and would recommend.

Landscape Supplies – such as mulch, stone, fountains etc.

Evers Wood Products Inc.

website: http://www.everwood.com

2881 Old Canoe Creek Road in St. Cloud, FL

Phone: 407-892-7930

Nursery – such as plants, mulch, trees and expertise.

VanderPol’s Nursery

Website:  www.vanderpolnursery.com

4898 Starline Drive – St. Cloud, FL 34771

Phone: 407-957-2744

Irrigation and Landscaping:

Aaron Victor’s Outdoor Services.  

He does things like landscaping, installs trees, rock, mulch, sod, drains and irrigation/repairs.

407-436-4724

Landscapers (such as design, installation, maintenance, renovations, seasonal foliage and WOW – Mosquito Control.

Landscape Builders

http://www.landscapebuilders.com

Not only can they transform your landscape, but they also can install a system within your irrigation to make your yard Mosquito Free all-year-round with Green Products!  Check them out!

407-509-1011

Concrete (driveways, slabs, sidewalks and more).

John Hansen Concrete – 407-891-5250

Please tell them that Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders referred you.  We all would appreciate your business!

Thank you!

Scott Bailey

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Want to Gain Control of your Lawn?

I must admit that this season has been incredibly busy!  So I’m just checking in to show you some photographs of our latest work this past week.    For the job on the left, we were hired on by a Master Builder for a project in the Dr. Phillips area.  It was a large job, so we had to prove that we had insurance and workers’ comp for them – no problem!  Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders has been established since 1998, completely insured!

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We showed up on time and completed the job as agreed.  I do want to point out that the pavers were installed by another company, but just look at that straight line!  Isn’t that great!  The homeowners were extremely happy, so we were too!

Another photo from a job a few days prior that I wanted to show you was on a sidewalk.   Simply artistic and beautiful, as well as manageable for lawn mowers.  It keeps the mulch in, and the grass out!  This particular design, I believe, enhances to landscaping and “frames” everything beautifully!

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Need some help? What are you waiting for?  You can control mulch and keep your maintenance to a minimum by having concrete landscaping borders installed.

Call us today for your free estimate!  407-957-9208.  Serving most of Central Florida.  Call me, I can help get your lawn back into shape!

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Put Your Tax Dollars to Work

With tax refund season rapidly approaching, you might be entitled to a refund!  Have you ever thought of reinvesting it back in towards the equity of your home?

Whether you’re planning on living in your home for the next 20 years, or just another year; Curb Appeal is very important to anyone who drives by.  After all, if your average ‘Joe’ in the neighborhood drives by every day and actually admires your landscaping, then don’t you think that he’ll think that your home is impressive?

Here are a few ideas of what some of our customers have done in the past.  I think you’ll agree that having a manicured and framed landscape can make a huge difference in the appearance of your living domicile  to everyone!

Owners elected to paint the curbs with Driveway Paint, which can be any color that the homeowner chooses! Note: Don't use concrete stain!

Owners elected to paint the curbs with Driveway Paint, which can be any color that the homeowner chooses! Note: Don’t use concrete stain!

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Keeps mulch in, while also keeping grass out!

Also keeps your sidewalk and driveway safer by containing the mulch.

Contact us today for your FREE estimate!  Proudly serving most of Central Florida since 1997 – we’ve weathered the storm, and we’re still on top!

Give us a call – just ask for Scott.

407-957-9208

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Get Ready for the Holidays!

Are you expecting family over this Christmas?

Does your mulch spill out on to your sidewalk making your front entrance hard to maneuver?  Consider adding Curb Appeal, Concrete Landscaping Borders to your home!  Not only will you be giving your home a manicured effect, but it will also keep your guests safer!

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Our concrete borders are 6″ high x 4″ wide, and are durable!  They can keep your driveway and sidewalks mulch-free.  And, you can choose from a multitude of colors; whether you want them to match your front door, to simply complement your home in a more subtle way.

These are not forms, your borders are poured in place to mimic or help design a more cohesive landscaping design around your home.  We have the machinery and skill to make this happen for you.

Our team has over 18 years of experience in designing landscaping beds to be mower friendly – making your life easier.  And, our borders can withstand residential mowers, and edgers, so taking care of your lawn will be less time consuming.

We do have some openings in our schedule in December, so please contact us today at 407-957-9208 for your Free Estimate within Central Florida.  Or, visit our website at Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders to learn more about our product and service.

We hope to hear from you soon!

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How Much Does Curbing Cost?

One of the first questions that people ask is; “how much do you charge per foot?”  Well, the answer to that question is normally, “Do you know how much footage you have?”  

Even though most curbing companies will come out and give you a free estimate, you still should know an approximate footage that you have before you call, so you can tell if you’ve received a good price.

But how do I do that?

HoseGo get your garden hose.  Your average garden hose at home is usually 25 feet.  Lay it out in the design of your garden bed or in a circle around that tree.  How many times did you have to move it?  Two?  Three?  Well, that tells you approximately how many linear feet you have – more than you thought, huh?  Curbing companies go by the “Linear Foot,” which means that your otherwise straight line – may “curve.”

Most companies work with a minimum, which means that they have to charge you a certain amount – even if you have 25 linear feet, or a thousand; we all must work with a minimum.  Every time they move that trailer or get a crew, it will cost them a certain amount of money.

So, on average (in Central Florida), most companies have a minimum dollar amount to even show up at your house with crew and trailer – let’s say, $450.00 for the sake of this post.  That will get you UP TO their minimum footage (usually 75-100 feet) of curbing.  Anything over that will probably be charged by the linear foot.  However, as I mentioned before, estimates are usually free, so take advantage of a professional in your area.

Now, understand that  all companies are not alike, and prices/minimums may differ.  This is just a “guide” to help you understand the “ball-park” figure, and to know what to expect when hiring a curbing contractor.

It’s better to work with a contractor who has a solid history in Concrete Landscaping Borders.  As in all trades, there is a knowledge and experience necessary to make your curb installation right.  And, our curbing is 4″ x 6″, which is a lot more stable/sturdy that some others out there.  This is a diagram of the most popular “Mower Style” that we offer. It is 4″ x 6″.Mower Style

I also want you to keep in mind that the company has to purchase equipment, tools, trailers, trucks, fuel, uniforms, insurance, concrete, dyes, fiber, employee’s, taxes and so forth.  This is another reason that you should only hire someone who is established in your area.  We can handle the overhead, and do not ask for money in advance (or at least we don’t).  And, we can take all major credit cards, so if you’d like this option, please let us know!

Ask them how long they have been doing business here in Central Florida. Can they show you their actual work, or refer you to another homeowner close by so you can see yourselves?  You want to make sure that you can get help to replace or repair if you need it.   You can’t do that if your selected less experienced contractor is out of business.

Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders has been proudly serving Central Florida for 18 years right here!  Our professionals are available to assist you!  Contact us today at 407-957-9208 for your free estimate.  Visit our Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders, LLC website to learn more!

Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders Payment Options:  Cash, Check and all major credit cards accepted.

10 Money-Saving Tips for Landscaping

10 Money-Saving Tips for Landscaping

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A yard with a beautiful landscape is one of the few home investments with a value that increases over the years. Buyers love mature plants and trees, so giving your yard some love even if you’re not planning on selling for a few years is a smart way to go. What’s even smarter? Employing these money-saving tips:

1. Free mulch.
Many municipalities recycle the yard waste they pick up curbside throughout the year into mulch, which is then made available to residents for free or a very low price. Surrounding your shrubs and trees with a layer of the stuff not only makes them stand out visually, it also helps conserve moisture and stave off bugs.

2. Don’t Buy Screens.

Instead of buying the weed screening to keep weeds from growing, try newspapers under the mulch.  It will last two years, and then it will be time to replace the mulch anyway!

3. Look to the list.
Craigslist’s “farm and garden” section can be a treasure trove of outdoor planters, border stones and even “used” trees and shrubs. Check here first before heading to the nursery.

4. Go big with your neighbors.
Bedding plants are often less expensive when you buy them in bulk.

5. Compost.
Instead of buying bags of fertilizer, generate your own black gold for gardens by composting your kitchen waste. It’s not as hard – or smelly – as you’d think.

6. Chat with a master.
Master gardeners often hold free Q&A sessions at garden centers or local libraries. Before investing in new plants, seeds or shrubs, check with an expert to find which options will thrive without expensive maintenance.

7. Rein it in.
Trim back any trees, shrubs or vines that hide or overwhelm your windows, porch or patio. Sometimes the most effective landscaping upgrade can come from removing greenery, not adding it.

8. Pull your weeds.
It’s the outdoor equivalent of de-cluttering your home, an inexpensive way to boost your yard’s visual appeal.

9. Powerwash fences and patios.
It can take years off your fence and patio in just minutes. You’ll be amazed at how much brighter they’ll look with just a bit of effort that requires little more skill than running a vacuum. Rent a machine at your local home improvement box store for about $30.

10. Add Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders.

By framing your landscaping, not only will it add “curb appeal” to your home, but it will keep mulch in, and grass out – making it easier to mow, mulch, and edge.

Proudly brought to you by Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders, LLC.  Locally owned and operated here in Central Florida since 1997!  Free Estimates!  Give us a call today!

407-957-9208

Mosquitoes Ruining Your Evenings? Wow! Wow! Wow!

Automatic Organic Mosquito Control that works!

Sprinkler Magician is a mosquito control system for your entire property – anywhere you have sprinklers. Our affordable and easy to install product lets you take back control of your yard, don’t get chased indoors again!

The patented system is the only irrigation based system that really works. The reason is that all competitors’ systems distribute their (often toxic) mosquito concentrate during the irrigation watering cycle. This results in it getting over diluted and washed onto the ground. Sprinkler Magician runs its own independent cycle, running the irrigation just long enough to deliver the concentrate and so ensuring it dries on plants and all surfaces.

Using Sprinkler Magician means:

You have an organic way of creating a bubble around your property that is safe for you, kids and pets but is extremely unfriendly towards mosquitoes and at least a dozen other targeted pests.

What is Sprinkler Magician?

This is a new approach to pest control that takes back your yard from the biting critters! The Sprinkler Magician system kills and repels biting insects in residential and commercial properties, creating an environment around your property that is extremely unfriendly towards targeted pests. The system handles mosquitoes and other pests where they hide, in plants and lawns – using our potent natural concentrate that has 6 active ingredients.

What Insects & Pests Does It Control?

The liquid concentrate is a completely natural formula, as well as mosquitoes it also handles fleas, ticks, spiders, biting flies, gnats, no-see-ums, Fire Ants, Fruit Flies, Chinch Bugs, Lawn Grubs, Chiggers, Silverfish, Crickets, Mites, Palmetto Bugs, and most other biting insects.

Various other concentrates can be used in the Sprinkler Magician system. Sprinkler Magician is currently developing and testing concentrates that are designed to repel other animals that may be pests in certain areas such as snakes, deer, rabbits and others. For example we are getting extremely good results with an all-natural Deer repellent currently being tested in the New Jersey area.

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Rid your yard of Mosquitoes!

Sprinkler Magician organically eliminates mosquitoes and other biting pests from your yard, so you can enjoy your outdoor space again.

Sprinkler Magician Eliminates Mosquitoes

Sprinkler Magician is a patented distribution technology that hooks up directly to your current sprinkler system. Once it is in place, it automatically disperses the 100% organic Mosquito Magician concentrate across your yard at appropriate intervals, killing mosquitoes and other biting pests for up to two weeks.

Sprinkler Magician:

  • Disperses Mosquito Magician after your system’s watering cycle, so the concentrate is not washed away.
  • Is 100& safe for kids and pets, but deadly to biting pests.
  • Actually eliminates pests, rather than just driving them away.

Interested?  Call Landscape Builders at 407-509-1011 – ask for Cindy.  You’ll be so happy that you did!

Proudly brought to you by Curb Appeal, Concrete Landscaping Borders.  Tell her that we sent you!

 

Let’s Talk About Mulch – Good Advice

I was driving down the road today and notice.., not for the first time.., one of our neighbors’ landscaping.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t looking at it admirably, I was looking at it as “yikes.”No Edging Blocks

When you decide to get new mulch for your landscaping beds, please, don’t just load new mulch on top of the old.  You actually need to scrape the old weathered mulch from the beds and replace it with new mulch.  If you don’t, you start creating a “mound effect” which will always spill the mulch out into the yard whenever we get a heavy rain.

When you buy new mulch, they always recommend that you add 2-3″ thick.  That doesn’t mean that you should add 2-3″ on top of existing.  That means that you should scrape the old stuff out – dispose of it, and replace with 2-3″ of new mulch.

Many people don’t think about this, but many of our customers have this vecurb1ry complaint – “My mulch spills into my grass!”  This doesn’t necessarily mean you need borders – but perhaps you need a little maintenance instead.

However, borders are, in my opinion of course, the best way to go!  Contact us today for your Free Estimate for bordering your home and keeping it safer to walk on your sidewalks and driveways.407-957-9208

Meet Scott Bailey – Owner & Operator of Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders

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Animal lover and nature enthusiast!  Here, we were simply enjoying an afternoon one day in our back yard, when we had an unsuspected visitor!  This beautiful little blue jay was too young to think that “humans are bad,” and this baby bird spent about 10 minutes hopping all over Scott!  The moral of this story is that this little bird obviously felt safe with Scott.

And you should too.  Scott has spent over 18 years perfecting his concrete landscaping borders business.  He carefully did research and selected the best machine that would support not only the weight of standard home-owner lawnmowers, but he built a custom made efficient trailer to work out of.

Scott is a real stickler about customer service and his quality of work!  He ensures that the customer is always satisfied with the job they needed, and he performed!  He has worked for both homeowners and major companies alike!

Scott’s background is the hospitality industry, and now-a-days, that’s a rare find!  We receive so many phone calls from people that ask if we “need” the work because they’ve been turned down or disappointed in so many other companies!   The average consumer has a difficult time getting someone to actually do their job. Unbelievable!   In our world, the customer is always the main focus.

We relocated from Orlando to Saint Cloud about 20 years ago to make a life for ourselves, and our family.  This isn’t a secondary job for him, it is his livelihood and his passion.  He can’t afford to get it wrong or make mistakes.  He wants, and is proud of his work and accomplishments!  That is his “drive.”

Scott understands the needs of the average homeowner and helps to design a flowerbed or landscaping project that best suits the individual home.  No house is the same – even if they’re in a cookie-cutter designed community – Scott can frame your landscaping, and make your home stand out!Troweling

His philosophy is built on a handshake.  His word is his bond!  When you consent to a job, he will book the job, buy the materials, hire the crew, show up as scheduled, pour your borders, clean-up and finish as agreed.  You pay after the completion of the job, not before.  He guarantee’s the workmanship and materials.  We have many repeat customers, so I guess you can say that we’re not a love-them-and-leave-them type of company.  We’ve been here through thick and thin.

If you would be interested in Concrete Landscaping Borders around your home, give us a call.  Estimates are free within the Central Florida area!  You can’t beat Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders – or Scott Bailey!

407-957-9208

407-957-9208

Payment Options:  Cash, Check and all major credit cards accepted.

 

What’s In Your Yard?

VJ 5The owner already had the pavers, but he called us in to “finish” the look.  Doesn’t it look great?

We completed several hundred feet so far.  Due to this time of year where afternoon thundershowers hit, we started doing ground prep on Thursday, followed up with curb installation on Friday.  Unfortunately, the Friday storms ruined about 7 feet at the end of the run, but because THIS IS OUR PRIMARY BUSINESS, we went back on Saturday, cut out the damaged parts, and replaced them (at no additional fee for the homeowner).  The homeowners were very impressed.  We back our work and guarantee our workmanship (certain conditions apply).

VJ 8Matter of fact, one of his next-door neighbors tried to get the similar job done by a “new” company in the area to save a few bucks; and to be quite frank, they did not install a nice job.  Even though I always hope that Scott gets additional photographs so that I can share the difference of “bad” borders versus “great borders”, it can always get a little tricky.

Many of the other companies in our area have other full-time jobs, and do this after hours to make a few extra bucks.  Not Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders.  We are full time, and customer satisfaction  is our #1 priority.  We try to keep our overhead low to pass on savings, and don’t spend a lot of money on advertising, so it is very important that our clients are happy with our work.  That’s how we earn most of our business! Word of Mouth.., and what I post here.

You can always take a look at our website to view information so as good borders, bad borders, what to expect, what’s available, and what to look for.  We also give you ball park estimates so you can figure out if Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders is right for your yard, and how to measure the linear footage with a simply garden hose.  We’re not going to steer you wrong.  If you want “stamping” (pattern on curb), keep going.  We don’t do that, and we explain why on our site.

However, as a homeowner, we believe that you deserve the know and understand what you’re buying.  Please use our site to educate yourself, and decide if Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders is right for you!  Call us today for YOUR free estimate!

407-957-9208

407-957-9208

Payment Options:  Cash, Check and all major credit cards accepted.