The border of a flower bed not only serves as decoration, but it also protects her growing flowers from weeds, and sometimes serves as a retaining wall. The florist without borders looks just as natural garden, in all other cases, its presence is needed. Curb logically completes the composition, contrasts with lawn and flower bed emphasizes the very. To create the curb with their hands, you can use any of the popular materials (brick, natural stone and even wood). The following are examples of design schemes of different types of border.
Dig up the border
The easiest option curb, does not require any investment of material assets – it is to dig up the curb. It is widely used in England, famous for its gardening traditions. Everything you need to dig a U-shaped trench, to a depth of, typical of the type of soil and the complexity of the root system of the lawn. Then remove from trench all the garbage, stones, the remains of the roots and mulch the trench with peat or wood sliver. Cut a border garden knife, shovel or ploskorez Fokine.
This method of creating a border obviously like green thumb. All that is needed is to distribute the grout along the edges of flowerbeds and until it froze, decorate it any beautiful things. Among such details can highlight colored lenses, stones, broken ceramic tiles etc. The main advantage of such border – uniqueness, after all, hardly there is a bed of identical pattern on the border.
The border for flower beds of brick is often seen in gardens. Not the most decorative way of decorating, but very simple. The lack of brick curb the rapid destruction of the brick in the earth under the influence of frost. Therefore, if decided to create a similar kind of border, it is better to use concrete blocks, because. they are stronger than.
Border from a natural stone
Decorative border from a natural stone is a worthy decoration for your garden. Ease of creation allows you to build it himself for a small period of time. The quality of the stone you can use the shell, granite, limestone, Sandstone, marble. Clutches can be as "dry", and with the help of cement mortar, it all depends on you. Of course, the border, planted on the cement, will be stronger and will protect the bed from weeds. To create it you need to dig a trench of suitable width, pour in the solution, to put the solution natural stone and the gaps to cover the solution. You can decorate the gaps with small stones, this will further beautify the appearance of flower beds.
A border of braided willow branches
This border is accentuating the beauty of your garden, giving it a cozy and warm. All you need is a wooden churbachkov, smooth sticks and a large number of willow rods of the same length. For a start, around the perimeter of the flower beds dig churbachki, the distance, corresponding to the length of willow. Between churbachkov also dig the sticks at the same distance from each other. Now start weaving willow rods between the sticks and churbachkov. For reliability, the ends of the rods can take nails to the sticks and churbachkov. Thus, in the result, it should have netting, as the basket. Continue the process of netting around the perimeter and the curb is ready. If you want you can remove the bark from the rods and handle special tool, protect against harm insects and bad weather conditions. Though this border is not eternal, but it will serve you for years, and its beauty can not be compared not with some of the other border.
This border perfectly accentuate the geometric shapes of flower beds, give a unique style and perfectly complement most decorative objects in the garden. Execution may be made of stainless steel, and copper, aluminum and other metals.
This design method will leave in the memory of guests and passers-by very pleasant experience. The basis of the living of the curb is low-growing annuals and perennials. You can also use low-growing shrubs. The main thing that the width of the curb does not exceed 50 cm, and the height 30-40 cm. It should also be understood, that after all the Foundation beds are considered to be growing inside of her plants, so don't make the border brighter, than Foundation beds. Among the plants, which use for the living of the curb allocate: lavender, the Carpathian bell, milkweed many-flowered, sage, cloves , Badan etc.