Adding a concrete curb to your flower garden or foundation bed will help define the space and contain the plants. Here’s how to go about it:

  1. Use a flat shovel to define the outline of the curb and level the ground.
  2. Compact the soil to provide a solid base using a tamp to prevent the soil from settling and cracking the concrete
  3. Install a 4” wide strip of 1/4” hardboard supported by wooden stakes next to planting bed to serve as a form the concrete.
  4. Position 5” long blocks of wood against the inner form.
  5. Install a second hardboard form, supported by stakes, level with the inner form.
  6. Mix up the concrete, adding colorant if desired. We used QUIKRETE concrete and colorant for our curb.
  7. Pour the concrete into the form, using a trowel to smooth it level with the top.
  8. Round off the front edge of the concrete with an edging tool.
  9. Create an indentation in the top of the concrete every 3’ to 4’ with a scoring tool to limit cracking.
  10. Remove form once concrete has set.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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