Ideas for garden borders and edging
A garden is better looking if divided into small, well defined spaces and we touched upon that when we spoke about the role alleys play in these green pockets next to us. This time we will seek solutions to segment a garden so that it becomes more attractive and pleasing to the eye. Besides its visual look, these garden borders and edging ideas have a practical role, keeping grass from invading your garden and eliminating the need for edge trimming.
We’ve said in many times – beauty often resides in simple things that are at hand. Therefore, just as we can easily build an alley using old bricks, the same way we can set up a garden border, as seen in the image below. The line, looking nice, also helps with drainage during heavy rain falls.
Now, you can as well go for other types of bricks or round stones for a distinct appearance. In two rows, one horizontal, one vertical, the double line edge that winds across the garden seems to be another natural element of it. As for the round stones, the effort to arrange them is almost inexistent while the new border looks truly aesthetic.
Since we mentioned stones, we can also separate layers of flowers and vegetation in our garden by using gravel or slabs of stone on top of each other so they look like a small fence. In both cases, these ideas confer an original touch to the green space.
Let’s now look at another material – wood. Several sleepers and logs look soft and attractive and go well with a rustic garden design.
For those having them within reach, a row of metal pipes filled with dirt and pebbles create a powerful visual contrast among beds of flowers and veggies. To make things even more ingenious, you can grow small plants in the pipes.
But why not demarcating beds of flowers with another flowers, as seen in the image below? The avalanche of colors is truly distinct while the layering looks spectacular. If you double this layer of flowers with one of round stones of different shapes and sizes, then you will probably get an edge even more appealing than flowers themselves.
And since we reviewed most of the materials, let’s also take a look at glass. Wine bottles can easily find a new purpose in the garden and, simply and aesthetically, turn into an ingeniously shaped border.
Sources: Guidinghome.com, Familyhandyman.com, Bhg.com, Pinterest.com