Follow the Yellow Brick Road

… or create your very own.  When you need your own sidewalk created, just take a look at this!

...or create your own.

Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders has been installing borders for almost 20 years!  Missing something from your home?  Contact us if you’d like a new look at your home!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Need an Island?  Look how beautifully the borders create this island at the corner of the home.  This is a slant style border with color added to bring out the stone!

Spence Island

 

Need a free estimate?  Give us a call!  We operate within the Central Florida area.  Our number is 407.957.9208.

 

We’ve got lots of satisfied customers and we’d love to add you to our list!  Locally owned and operated.

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Best Curbing Sealer

BEFORE..,

BEFORE..,

We have all witnessed the damage the time and environment can put on concrete. Quite often one of the most important steps, curing and sealing, is overlooked in the project.  However, you as the homeowner, have options.  You simply need to visit your local hardware store and ask the question.  I’m sure that they’ll tell you about the best concrete sealer that they have in stock. I call these “over-the-counter” sealants, but in the long run, you will need to reapply them at least twice a year.  Does this really save you money?

Over the past 18+ years, we’ve tried many products, but what we found to be the best sealant for our concrete landscaping borders comes straight from the commercial end of the industry – Lambert UV Super Seal.  You can’t get this at your local Home Depot or Lowe’s, we purchase it in 5 gallon containers directly from the manufacturer.

UV Protection

UV Protection

These products are applied at specific timing after the  concrete has been placed (usually within 24 hours, but not immediately) and form a resin-layer that both, helps curing with the prevention of too much water loss and creates a film that leaves the project more durable and protects the beauty of the surface.

We’ve seen many of our competitors apply sealer immediately, as well as water-down their over-the-counter sealants so they can push it through their store-bought sprayers.  But Curb Appeal Concrete Borders has invested money into commercial sprayers so that the product does not need to be watered down, it is sprayed directly on your finished product – usually within 24 hours of installation.  You get your money’s worth with us.

Florida weather has a brutal effect on everything – including the concrete product.  Without proper care, you will see mold, mildew and even tannin or rust water stains all over unprotected borders.  By applying a proper sealant, your borders could last for years without the need for cleaning.

We have found this particular product to be the best in protection for your borders – keeping the elements from permanently attaching to your curbing.  Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders will be happy to treat our newly installed borders with a protective barrier to keep your product looking great for years! Simply ask us!

Call us today for your free estimate!  Servicing most of Central Florida.

407-957-9208

407-957-9208

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

Kangaroo

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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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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I can trust him! Tweet Tweet!

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.

It Looks Like Rain

Now that the torrential summer downpours are here, are you noticing that your mulch is floating out of your flower beds into your lawn?  Perhaps the mulch is spilling over onto your sidewalks making it more dangerous when you walk outside?

You should consider getting Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders.  Not only will you “frame” your landscaping, but it will keep your family safer, and your lawn more appealing.  Our borders are designed with the homeowner in mind.  Our mower style makes it simple to ride the wheels directly upon the edge, reducing “edging” time.

 

No EdgingThe picture to the right here shoes no border whatsoever.  Grass can grow straight in, and the mulch can flow right out into your lawn.

 

Black Plastic BorderHere, to the left, you’ll see black plastic borders.  I don’t think we need to tell you what is wrong with this picture.

No Edging woodBut, I can’t leave out the trusted ole wooden ties that are sometimes used.  See the difference?

What you need to control and manage your landscape are concrete landscaping borders, and as a matter of fact, that’s exactly what we specialize in.  For over 18 years, this has been our sole business – creating a beautiful manageable landscaping design for thousands of Central Floridians.

Keep your landscaping under control!  We invite your to look at our website, as we give you options, advice and testimonials as well as recommended vendors that we’ve worked with throughout the years and found them to be exceptional.

Lawn Flower CurbingTackle the upcoming rainy season by calling us today for your free estimate.  We’re located just a stones throw from Orlando, which would be St. Cloud, Florida.

 

407-957-9208

407-957-9208

 

 

 

 

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

Curbing – Top 3 Things to Look For

Today, we were replacing curbs from some ‘other’ curbing company in St. Cloud.  The unfortunate thing about it was that the owners didn’t know what to look for when it came to curbing.  And, the ‘other’ company obviously installed their curbs before a rain-storm hit, so the curbing was badly pitted.  They should have covered the curbs if a storm were pending, not just leave the job site.

However, the damaged and crumbled curbs were picked up by  Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders and transported quickly to the landfill!  After-which, new borders were installed – with color!   I should have the complete pictures for this job tomorrow, which I will share with you.

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Anyway, what I’m boiling down to is; do you know what to look for?  Here is an example of what you definitely DON’T want with your borders.

This picture was actually taken in 2003 by someone that hired us.  For the record, these are NOT our borders. Notice how uneven and wavy the top is?  This is just “crap installation” here.  Can you see the difference?

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In this second picture, you see straight lines that are easy to mow around.  For the record, these ARE our borders.

You want your borders to “frame” and complement your landscape – not distract from it.  You don’t want “roller-coaster’ curbs – you want straight, smooth and level curbing.  THAT’s how you frame your landscaping.

And, a big plus (know that the rainy season is upon us); concrete landscaping borders keeps the mulch in – and the grass out!

So; when investigating this avenue for your landscaping; think about the following:

  1. How long have they been in business?
  2. Can they provide customer names for references?
  3. Guarantee’s?  Will they come back for repairs?

You wouldn’t believe how many companies fade in and fade out.  We can proudly say that we’ve been doing Concrete Landscaping Borders in this area for 18 years.  Shouldn’t you go with a successfully locally owned and operated company?  This is the only business we have – full time!  That’s us!

Homework:  You as a homeowner should do due diligence to determine if the company you select will be able to perform the job to your satisfaction; are able to complete repairs if needed; have a solid foundation of customer service; and a fair price.  Research this site to give you prices, curb styles, color options, and how to measure.

Curb Appeal Concrete Landscaping Borders has been operating since 1997, with thousands of satisfied customers.  Please contact us today for your FREE estimate!

Proudly serving Central Florida.  Call 407-957-9208.

407-957-9208

407-957-9208

 

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