In fact, the lawn border is a low fence, which denotes the edge of the garden path or a certain part of a site, for example, the front garden. Obviously, the idea of arranging such a flower bed has arisen from man's striving for completeness and certainty, but not only aesthetics are important here.
The main function of such fences is to prevent the spreading of lawn land. Curbs for lawns and flower beds facilitate the procedure of leveling the ground and decorating the garden plot, help to avoid the penetration of lawn grass, weeds and other aggressive perennial plants on flower beds and flower beds.
You can go to the organization of such a border with ingenuity, that is, to come up with your own version and use the available material, or use the offers of shops that sell quite practical fences. But if there is a creative impulse, we are ready to describe a few non-standard ways, although we will not bypass traditional ones
The borders for beds can be made of a wide variety of materials: natural stone, wood, rubber, concrete, glass and so on. Currently, in any hardware store, you can buy a plastic curb for the flower bed. They are made of dense polyethylene and are a flexible tape.
Advantage of this type of garden fencing is the ease of installation, because their installation does not require trenching and concrete foundation. They can be installed on both straight and curved lines.
In flower shops are sold seeds of plants, which, germinating, form flower borders. This kind of fencing is a narrow strip, which is planted with carpet plants. The height and width of this fence usually does not exceed 50 cm.
A part of this curb adjacent to the garden path must be planted with low colors, since they should not hang or trail along the path, and for the central zone, higher plant seeds can be used. Most gardeners prefer to make curbs for flower beds with their own hands. To accomplish this task, many solutions have been invented.
materials Mosaic is the most common way of decorating flowerbeds and lawns. For the device of such a fence, glass fragments of various sizes, broken porcelain utensils and ceramic tiles, natural stone and so on may be needed. Fragments are placed on the cement-sand mortar in a chaotic order. Decorative curbs for beds, made in this way, will create an exclusive frame for any flower garden.
You can also make a border for beds with your own hands from old car skates. To give the tires a more aesthetic appearance, they are painted. They can be dug along the perimeter of the fenced area, or smash the flower bed directly into them, putting the tires flat. Before planting plants on such a bed it is necessary to pour a mixture of rubble with sand to the bottom of the ramp, and only then - a fertile soil.
Border for lawn made of bricks is also a fairly common type of garden fencing. The brick is laid out in even rows along the perimeter of the lawn. It is more advisable to use facing bricks for this task, since it, unlike the ordinary, has a more attractive appearance.
For the arrangement of large personal plots, concrete curb stone can be used. For its installation, a concrete base and a cement-sand mortar are necessary. To create a curvilinear edging of flowerbeds from a monolithic concrete curb, a formwork device will be needed. Plywood, thick sheet metal or hardboard are suitable for formwork. It is inserted along the edges of the fenced area, strengthened by wedges, after which a concrete mixture is poured into it. Concrete is kept in the formwork for about 10 days.