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What is better to do the fence for raised beds: a comparative overview of options

What is better to do the fence for raised beds: a comparative overview of options

Having at least a small plot of land, so hard to resist and not to plant anything that later will grow up and bear fruit. Cottagers familiar wonderful feeling when the salad is cut from the vegetables grown with your own hands, and preserves are made from freshly picked strawberries! Even if small, but the beds on the plot was, is and will be. Usually the owner is not too think about the design of planting, so fencing for raised beds made from discarded materials, and they look simple. However, who doesn’t want to make the site beautiful and well maintained? To do bumpers help the garden beds to keep the shape, save water, prevent the growth of weeds.

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Traditional materials for fences

Bumpers around the perimeter of the beds give them a neat and civilized. Useful when zones of different plants separated. Everywhere order reigns, that there is no need to restore «from scratch» after each heavy rain. You can just maintain it with minimal effort to the care, watering and weed control. Fencing, as a rule, carved from the remnants of building materials.

Wood: elegant, but short-lived

Boards as fencing can be called a classic, common. Depending on the amount that the owner intends to expend on the solution of this question, the course can be put timber and pickets, boards or slabs. The use of any wood would be appropriate. Even the branches left after pruning, will find application.

Some time such a fence will look very elegant. Further wood can turn black and even covered with fungus. The attempt to whitewash the boards ineffective, because the whitewash is quickly washed away by the rain. Even worse is the case with the paint, it cracks and flake off. Even special treatment can not solve problem radically. After a few years of dull bumpers will have to change, because through the openings begins to sleep the ground.

The sides of the wood

Neat wooden sides give the garden beds well-groomed and attractive appearance. The case could go all kinds of wood: the fence of the cut-off branches of the hazel looks very good and cost is inexpensive

Neat and expensive brick

Brick, placed diagonally, were once in fashion. At one time it was even turned over the city beds. If you try, the teeth of the curb will look neat and uniform. Such a fence you can whitewash or even paint. And sidewalks, and flower beds get a good, but expensive bumpers. After all, the old brick will not produce the desired impressions, and new ones can cost a decent amount.

Fence made from brick

Bricks can be set not so much on the diagonal, but also to lay out rows, the height of which depends on the parameters of beds or flower beds that will enclose

Slate under control

Less slate is now used for its intended purpose – as a roofing material. If pieces are left after the change of the coating, then they can be used for edging garden beds. At the time, it is actively and widely used in these purposes is also.

The use of slate

If anyone else is planning to throw the old slate or folded into the shed for permanent storage, then they can watch these wonderful beds. Because such a beauty you can build yourself for almost nothing

A rim of slate will look carefully, if you just push it into the soil so that the above-ground part around the perimeter stood at the same height. Slate can be broken into plates of the desired width. Covered with a layer of paint, it will look even elegant. The only negative is that the thin slate will need to keep under control and, in the case of warps after heavy rains, Tinker.

Stone gifted by the nature

Very impressive as a side look not only flat pieces of slate, but also a variety of stones. Of course, it’s not a brick with once and for all given form. There will have to try picking up the stones for size, combining them with each other and bonding solution cement. But the result is very impressive. It is very aesthetic and durable fencing. The only drawback to this fence is that the heavy side can begin to settle into the soil under its own weight. Therefore, to monitor his condition too needs.

Natural stone in

Natural stone will have to work thoroughly, but this beauty you will see every day now: aesthetic pleasure incomparable

Article topic: Natural and artificial stone: all about making rules and laying

These materials are really traditional, we used to see them on private land. But time does not stand still. Appear new, and previous materials, whose price was unreasonably high, becoming more accessible. Consider modern versions of fences.

Gryadochnogo fencing, plastic

Plastic stands up well to seasonal temperature changes, it is not hygroscopic and not affected by rain.

Set ready bumpers

Fence, plastic, easy to mount, easy to remove and replace. This fence, given its affordability, it can be considered ideal for small gardens and flower beds. Plastic fencing for various shapes of beds are good that unable to fully meet the owner of the design of the site. Bumpers can be chosen according to color scheme and height.

Plastic bumpers

Plastic is not hygroscopic, it almost does not react to natural phenomena, does not rot and does not burn. He can look like anything its owner

If desired, the grower can choose the border, imitating wood, brick or even natural stone. Look great both sectional and solid fencing. The legs, this fence easily fixed on the ground. There are those for installation which used special nails.

Border tape: easy

Most affordable border tape for raised beds – fencing of the belt type with corrugated surface with green or brown colors.

The advantages of the border tape is obvious:

  • it is easy to install;
  • she can give a desired shape without cutting into pieces.
  • it looks very aesthetically pleasing;
  • tape size is easily adjusted.

For the installation of fencing, the minimum necessary tools: big stapler, scissors, tape measure and shovel. The whole process of fencing will not take much time. You should dig around the selected area, making the shovel a trench around its perimeter. Measure out the desired size of the tape and fasten the ends with a stapler. Put the fence in the trench at a selected depth, after which fill the lower part of the strip of land and good stamps.

Border tape

Cute and simple fence border strip can be installed within hours, and you will serve it more than one season

At considerable length of the border, you must position the tape to fix the pegs, which are alternately placed in front of the ribbon and behind it at an equal distance from each other.

On the same principle and placed the rubber curb. Only for high beds, this rim will not fit because is very low. Used as material for fences and polycarbonate, scraps which remained, for example, after manufacture of a shed or building a greenhouse. But fences made of polycarbonate for country beds are rarely used, because for this purpose to purchase material unprofitable, and scraps not much happens.

Rubber border

Rubber border is almost imperceptible, but it helps to give the individual areas of the garden clear outline, brings a kind of order, properly organize the space

How to use plastic bottles?

If fence plastic has a lot of beds, the cost is bound to increase. Here comes to the aid of the people’s ingenuity. Fence for garden beds you can do with your hands, for example, of the empty plastic containers. That’s when we need the accumulated bottles, plastic!

Plastic bottles

The use of plastic bottles for fencing of beds is a real triumph of universal justice. It’s no wonder you saved it at home: seems to be no need, and throw a pity

Bottles need to pick up the same volume, you can fill them with sand and set upside down in the same trench, which we prepared for the border tape. If you cover the plastic with latex paint, you get a very bright border. However, without the paint it looks good too.

The best options of metal fencing

Easy to install and, at first glance, a very robust look fence made of metal, often used for raised beds. If you take for this purpose the remains of a simple metal, thickness up to 1mm, the border will really work quickly, but make it will not be so easy: a thin plate is unstable and they can cause injury. Yes and will stay this side for long, because the metal in the soil will rust quickly and be fine to turn into dust very quickly. In the summer heat overheated in the sun the metal will be active to give off heat the soil, which negatively affects the plants.

Galvanized steel with polymer coating

Polymer coating gives galvanized steel completely new properties. She looks even more attractive and not very hot in the sun

Much more aesthetically promising and galvanized steel with polymer coating. Have boxes made of such material, neat and attractive appearance. This material has proven itself in different climatic conditions. Light plates easy to change the shape and size of the structure. The only, but expected for such a material drawback is its price. Costly material is in short supply, as demand outstrips supply.

Another finished view of the fence shown in the video.

This neat and compact in the disassembled kind design is made of galvanized metal. Ready box simple to assemble and disassemble. If necessary, increase the size of the sides can be extended. The single storey height of the curb is 17cm. Stiffener elements fences give him extra strength. Manufacturers claim that such curbs will last at least 20 years.

Bumpers made of metal

Come to the country in order to engage in physical labor, not everyone’s soul. But these beds even in the weary papers office employee can cause a surge of labor enthusiasm

If you think that the beds can be used without a fence, you are right. But those who used the boards have already seen how much easier and more effective was the care of plants. And finally believe in the need will help you end result of your efforts – the harvest.

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