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Curbs for flower beds: analysis of 3 methods of decorating with their hands

Curbs for flower beds: analysis of 3 methods of decorating with their hands

It is difficult to imagine summer without a country station lush blooming garden. High velvet roses and peonies look in a window, small daisies and pansies scattered in the thickets of grass, asters and hyacinths create unusual patterns on the beds. To bright floral arrangements were framed to use the borders for flowerbeds, low fences of different material. Let’s see how to make fence from plastic, wood and brick.

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What protections exist?

Before to break a flower garden, you should think about how to make a beautiful border for flower beds. He should not just serve as a border of floral structures, but also conform to the General style of the surrounding area.

Elegant and noble looks border mosaic, which is another attractive quality – it is unique. Using a glass and tile shards can create unique, architectural drawing or pattern, and you can be sure that the second frame of the flower garden to find. Instead of the fragments you can use regular or colored pebbles.

Mosaic

The very bed and basis of the pews are decorated with colorful mosaics. To work used pieces of ceramic tiles — a few pieces always remain after the repair

Creating a Mediterranean or English style in your garden, you can also choose one of the fences made of natural stone: granite, limestone, limestone, Sandstone. They are equally good for decorating freestanding plants and for processing large landscaped flower beds. Strong and durable, the stone structure will last for decades, besides, they are easy to make yourself, applying for the construction of cement mortar.

A border of stone

Stylish look easy to create, choosing the stone border in the color of the surrounding buildings. Instead of natural material you can use decorative tiles

Those who are seriously engaged in gardening, known this type of fencing flower beds, how to dig up the curb. It’s kind of a groove dug between the flowerbed and the lawn (or track). The sizes of the separation trench depends on soil density and root system of plants.

Dig up the border

Dug up the curb need regular care: mulching with peat or ground wood chips, leveling, cutting overgrown roots of the sod special scissors

Looks interesting and great for plots, arranged in a rustic style, braided border. For its production using an ordinary willow twigs, fastened on stakes driven into the ground posts. Weaving is a traditional old-fashioned method, which was used by our ancestors to create a rustic fences – fences.

Of course this is a live border of low plants. In addition to the herbs and flowers successfully use low-growing shrub. The height of the fence can be any, but usually it does not exceed 40 cm, otherwise the fence will close the flower garden.

live border

Green low-growing perennials can be replaced by any bright colors with small inflorescences, thus creating beautiful compositions in an unusual framing

Option #1 — wood fence pickets

For many gardeners their country station – wood Kingdom: the house and outbuildings, and a bath, and a gazebo, and even benches in the garden made of wood. This is not surprising, because wood is a natural material, which is harmoniously combined with the green plants, flowers, stone paths and ponds. It’s perfect for creating any holiday decorations including for the manufacture of decorative border for flower beds.

Wooden curb

To design flower beds using wooden elements of various sizes and shapes: small stumps, pegs from branches, old planks, the remains of bars

One of the most simple options available to even the Amateur — a low fence of pegs of different lengths. For a basis we take the light wooden bars small size, color which if necessary can be changed to darker or brighter. The steps to build a fence of pegs, very simple.

Preparation of building material

Billets can be either wooden bars of equal cross-section, or thick straight branches that need to prepare in advance. From the branches, remove the bark and cut them to the elements of various lengths. The sizes of products depend on the shape of the enclosure. In our case it is the alternating high and low bars. Let one part of the billet is a length of 0.30 m, the second – 0.35 m.

Measure the length of the curb and calculate the approximate number of products. Every detail is carefully treated with antiseptic or special protective varnish so the edging will last much longer.

Billet

Blanks for wood fences easy to find: if the site was not of fallen trees, you can use the materials remaining after the construction of the fence

Digging a trench around the perimeter of the flower bed

To not be tasked with installation of each peg separately, tearing a groove depth of about 0.15 m. For accuracy pre-planned outline of the fence with a sharp object hold on the land line.

Trench

Pulling the trench, don’t make it too wide in a narrow groove pegs are fixed more rigidly and firmly

Installation of pegs

The elements of the fence one is placed in the trench and then bury them carefully tamping the soil. Alternate – first, short peg, then long. If items vary in thickness, I try to alternate the different workpiece to the fence as a whole looked more uniform.

Installation of stakes

Alternate installation of the pegs gives the opportunity to carefully secure all sides of each piece. For compaction of soil special tool is not required, it is enough to trample down his feet

A fence made of wood

Installing all the pegs and securing them, you can slightly change the height of the parts, using a hammer. The pegs don’t necessarily have to be different in height — many people like the smooth edges of the same elements

The final decoration of the border

If the light wood does not fit well with the design of surrounding objects, it is necessary to cover with paint of the desired shade: any tone of brown, yellow or gray colors. A great option is a special protective impregnation, which retains the tree structure.

A fence of stakes

To preserve the natural texture of wood, you can use transparent Polish or a similar oil that protects the wood from swelling, mold and mildew

Option #2 — construction of curb brick

If a country cottage is built of brick, is not worth to ponder over the device border for flower beds with their hands. Quickly and easily you can make a brick edging flower beds, which is quite natural, especially on the background of the fence or tracks of similar material.

Brick border

A border of bricks fit perfectly with the same walls or sidewalks, and any trees, shrubs or flowers

Marking of outline

To indicate the perimeter of the flower bed, you can use any improvised material: thick cord, hose for watering, the rope pulled on the pegs (if the form is strictly geometric, e.g. rectangular or hexagonal).

Preparation of the trench

Right on a marked circuit pulls a shallow trench whose depth is approximately 0.15 m. the Width of the groove should be slightly larger than the width of a brick is about 0.25 m.

Groove to the curb

Perfectly straight border line can be replaced by a more free — curved or zigzag, but taking into account the other laying bricks

Fill the trench with concrete

Prepared solution is poured into the trench, without adding to the top 1-2 cm. Leave the concrete to cure for a few days.

Cement based

For the device of concrete Foundation, you can purchase a dry cement mix in the store. Before laying the brick surface must be clean from debris

Laying bricks

In our case, the bricks are placed on a concrete base in the direction along the border of flower beds, but they can also be laid crosswise or diagonally.

Laying bricks

The height of the border for flower beds can be adjusted in two stages: during the digging of the trenches and directly in the process of laying bricks

Leave a small distance (about 0.1 m) to the lawn if the area is used mower. To the curb to lock the left by 1-2 cm and the gaps between the bricks filled with concrete.

Curb brick

The advantage of the curb of brick that is strong and durable fence can be created at any stage of the device of flower beds: before planting or during flowering

The surrounding ground is filled with earth — a neat brick border ready.

Option #3 — two types of plastic railings

To create a plastic border for flower beds, you can use two ways: to purchase a finished product at the store or create an original fence from plastic bottles.

Plastic border

Plastic borders are made of durable modified plastic, which serves perfectly for many years, will not fade or change shape under the sun

If you need to quickly design a flower garden – purchase option is optimal, moreover these fences have a wide range and are quite inexpensive.

A border of plastic

Plastic fencing is modular and assembled from many identical elements. At the end of the season they can easily be dismantled and sent for storage in the back

But you can use your imagination and put the fence out of empty plastic bottles commonly sold lemonade, beer or kvass. It is easy to do: on the perimeter of the flower bed dig a trench to a depth of approximately ? used containers. The bottle is placed in a prepared groove bottoms up and bury it, tamping the soil around the edges. For diversity aboveground part of the fence can be colored in cheerful hues, combined with growing in the flower bed flowers.

Plastic bottles

Fence made of plastic bottles, tightly fixed, not inferior in functionality wooden curbs: they keep their shape flowerbeds and do not allow the soil to crumble

Thus, beds can insulate in any way, as long as the material for a border combined with the surrounding objects.

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