How Much Does Landscape Edging Cost?

Typical Range:

$737 - $1,921

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Updated August 10, 2022

Reviewed by Tara Dudley, Landscape Designer, Landscape Project Coordinator and Owner of Plant Life Designs.

Written by HomeAdvisor.

Homeowners spend about $1,327 to install landscape curbing, with typical costs ranging between $737 and $1,921. On the low end, homeowners reported spending $350 to install concrete curbing. On the high end, reported costs are $3,000.

The exact cost of concrete curbing varies depending on whether you're installing pre-formed blocks, individual blocks, or poured concrete. Concrete blocks cost between $2 and $3 per square foot, whereas poured concrete costs anywhere from $5 to $13 per square foot. Landscaping bricks are also an option, with costs ranging between $3 and $4 per square foot.

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National Average $1,327
Typical Range $737 - $1,921
Low End - High End $350 - $3,600

Cost data is based on actual project costs as reported by 915 HomeAdvisor members.

Landscape Curbing Cost by Type

You have lots of options when it comes to landscape edging, and materials vary considerably in price as well as properties and appearance.

Curbing TypeCost Range (All-In)Average Cost
Brick Block$7 – $13 per sq. ft.$10 per sq. ft.
Precast Concrete Blocks$7 – $13 per sq. ft.$10 per sq. ft.
Steel $7.50 – $14.50 per sq. ft.$11 per sq. ft.
Poured Concrete$9 – $18 per sq. ft.$13.50 per sq. ft.
Decorative Concrete$8 – $28 per sq. ft.$18 per sq. ft.
Stone$12 – $40 per linear foot$26 per linear foot
Granite$20 – $33 per linear foot$27.50 per linear foot
Wood$12 – $50 per sq. ft.$31 per sq. ft.

Brick Block

Brick blocks cost an average of $10 per square foot, with most people paying between $7 and $13 per square foot. Affordable and durable, simple brick blocks are easy to install and can last for decades. You can enhance the appearance of your landscape edging by choosing different colored or textured bricks. 

Precast Concrete Blocks

Precast concrete blocks cost around $10 per square foot, or between $7 and $13 per square foot. Like poured concrete, precast blocks are extremely durable and among the most affordable options. Precast blocks are easy to install, as there's no need to use a form. Because the blocks are precast, you may have difficulty achieving smooth curves or complicated patterns.

Steel 

For steel landscape curbing, most people spend around $11 per square foot, or between $7.50 and $14.50. It's long-lasting and durable, easy to install, and fairly unobtrusive. It's impenetrable, so it won't absorb water and isn't likely to rot, warp, or grow mold.

Poured Concrete Curbing Cost per Foot

Poured concrete landscape curbing costs an average of $13.50 per square foot, with most people paying between $9 and $18 per square foot. It's popular because it's affordable, extremely durable, and requires little maintenance. Poured concrete doesn't rot, warp, or separate and, if you do happen to chip it, you can repair the damage easily.

Decorative Concrete 

Decorative concrete costs around $18 per square foot, with a range of $8 to $28 per square foot. It's more expensive than other concrete types, because it's more attractive, rather than just purely functional. You can get decorative concrete stamped to mimic the look of stone, brick, wood, slate, cobbles, or fossils. Or you can go for textured concrete, which you can find patterned, grooved, stenciled, or engraved. Alternatively, you can choose colored concrete which can be tinted any color and can have marbling effects added.

Stone 

With an average cost of $26 per linear foot, most people pay between $12 and $40 for stone landscape curbing. At the lower end, more common and softer stones, like limestone and natural rocks, are readily available. At the higher end, bluestone, quartzite, and slate are popular, but costly options.

Granite 

Granite landscape curbing costs an average of $27.50 per linear foot, or between $20 and $33 per linear foot. Granite curbing costs more because of its high-end, natural look. It's also incredibly durable, lasting for decades with no maintenance. Granite landscape edging can really lift the look of your outdoor space.

Wood 

Wood landscape edging typically costs $31 per square foot, with prices ranging from $12 to $50 per square foot. With pressure-treated pine and cedar at the low end, and exotic hardwoods like Ipe and Brazilian cherry at the high end, wood is a costly but attractive option. 

Wooden edging has a rustic-yet-luxurious look and feel that highlights your dedication to creating a truly exceptional space, but even exotic hardwoods need maintenance to keep them looking their best. And less costly wood like cedar and pine require sealing every three to five years to prevent insect damage and rot from setting in.

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Concrete Curb Prices by Brand

Several companies sell curbing solutions to suit your design needs. Explore offerings and general pricing information below from popular brands.

  • Belgian Block Curb: Prices range from $9–$11 per foot, installed. Options include Westchester curb blocks, mini Belgian blocks, Belgian cubes, and jumbo Belgian blocks.

  • Utah Curbing: Cost ranges from $3.70–$5.20 per linear foot with a minimum order of 100 feet, though discounts are available for projects requiring 200 square feet or more.

  • Border Magic: Contact a local professional to request a quote for your project. Curbing blocks available in more than 30 different sizes/styles, 15 different patterns, and 23 colors.

  • Kwik Kerb: Contact a local professional to request a quote for Kwik Kerb cost per square foot. A wide range of concrete curbing blocks available and backed by a satisfaction guarantee.

Landscape Curbing Cost Factors

The price you'll pay for your landscape curbing goes beyond the size of your yard and the type of curbing you choose. These cost factors play a role in determining your curbing project price.

Cement Block vs. Continuous Concrete

Brick or concrete block edging generally costs between $2 and $3 per square foot. Labor and installation add another $5 to $10 per square foot. Exact costs can vary based on material, brand, and isolation or reinforcement materials required.

On the other hand, poured concrete edging ranges between $4 and $5 per square foot. Labor and installation cost more, averaging between $5 and $13 per square foot and varying based on the project's complexity and size.

“There is an inability to change landscape planting beds easily with poured concrete as it is fairly permanent,” says Tara Dudley, Landscape Designer, Expert Review Member, and Landscape Project Coordinator and Owner of Plant Life Designs.

Cement or Brick BlockPoured Concrete
Materials are less expensiveMaterials are more expensive
Installation is quicker and easierInstallation can be complex
Blocks may shift or pop loose over timeDurable and won't shift or loosen
May require maintenance or repairMinimal maintenance/upkeep
More flexibility with designInability to change design

Curb Cutting 

Curb cutting, which is the process of installing a ramp or "apron" that connects a home's driveway to a public road, typically costs between $2 and $10 per square foot. Specific apron costs can vary based on the driveway's size and the material used. For example, asphalt curb cutting typically costs between $2 and $5 per square foot, whereas concrete driveway costs can be as much as $10 per square foot.

Hills and Grading

If your property has hills or uneven terrain, your installers need to do a lot more digging and prep work, including grading and ensuring that your property has proper drainage, which may require additional drainage installation costs.

Design

If your curbing includes numerous curves and turns (rather than spanning a straight line), this also requires more preparation and planning and special tools like a saw for cutting the stone. It may also limit your choice of curbing material or significantly increase the price of the material you choose; it requires a lot more work to create a curve from solid blocks of concrete, stone, or brick.

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DIY vs. Hiring a Landscaper

With the right tools and motivation, installing landscape curbing blocks can be a DIY project. Poured concrete, however, is much more complex and requires a professional.

Hiring a professional will incur additional labor costs but may be worth the added peace of mind. This is especially true if you're looking to have poured concrete curbing installed. Even with a concrete block or brick project, a professional will have the experience, equipment, and tools needed to complete the job on time. While searching for a concrete curbing installer near you, be sure to check that they are licensed, bonded, and insured.

FAQs

How much does a concrete mow strip cost?

The average cost of a 180-square-foot concrete mow strip is approximately $450 based on a price per square foot of $2.50. Like all landscaping and edging considerations, however, your costs will likely vary based on your location, needs, property specifics, the pro you hire, and the season you hire them. 

How much landscape edging do I need?

A typical landscape curbing job requires between 180 and 300 square feet of curbing material. Still, it’s always best to contact a local landscape edging service to ensure you get the correct amount. Guesswork could cost you more than necessary and lead to financial and literal headaches if you have to correct errors later on. 

How long does it take to pour a concrete curb?

Once your landscaper has prepped the area, it usually takes less than an hour for them to pour a concrete curb. Including preparation, most curbing installation jobs take no more than one full day to complete. Be sure to get a duration estimate from your landscaping professional if you’re on a tight timeline.

How long does it take for concrete edging to cure?

Concrete curbing can require several weeks to fully cure. However, most of the curing occurs within the first 24 to 48 hours—so you may be asked to keep pets, children and machinery (such as lawnmowers) away from the curbing during this time.

How long does concrete edging last?

With proper care and maintenance, concrete edging can last anywhere from 10 to 30 years. However, your home’s climate and other factors will influence your concrete edging’s longevity. For the best results, talk to your landscaping professional about a long-term care and maintenance plan so you don’t pay avoidable concrete edging costs. 

What is the easiest edging to install?

No-dig edging, such as steel edging with push-in spikes, is the easiest edging to install. It usually comes in long spans or on rolls, and simply pushes into the ground. You can anticipate this type of edging installation to take significantly less time than many of the other options.

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