Front Yard Landscape Concrete Curbing Forms
The bed border curbing in this front yard are to be poured from stained concrete. They are put into place only after all other heavy elements near the home are placed. These include the landscaping rocks and mature plants. There will be no way to get a tractor into the area after the decorative concrete and concrete curbs have been poured.
Bubbler irrigation is also in place at this point. Because of the amount and type of groundcover plants to be used, a bubbler system is the best way to water these plants. Placing drip on each individual plant would be impractical and sprinklers would stain the decorative concrete with hard water stains.
Generally, a flood bubbler system next to the home isn't a good idea. Over time, the continued soaking can weaken the concrete foundation of the home and cause it to crack. However, besides precautions we've taken in this front yard design, the foundation on this home isn't your average foundation. It was poured to handle twice this house.
Special precautions we've taken in this front yard landscape as well as around the rest of the home and all concrete curbing beds is a slight slope away from the home and not placing any bubblers within two feet of the home. Another precaution would be to create a vapor barrier between the earth and concrete but we didn't go that far on this one. We have enough concrete in the foundation.