Decorative border — 70 photos of creating an original ornament for garden design
In the decoration of a flower bed, its framing is very important, for example, in the form of borders. They can be quite diverse in height, shape, and structure.
As a matter of fact, there are a huge number of options for every taste.
In addition, curbs for flowerbeds are stationary and mobile. Which option will appeal and suit you, it is worth considering in advance, even before the start of the arrangement of the flower garden on the site. We hope our article will be very useful in this matter.
By constructing garden borders, you provide the flower garden with protection from the germination of weeds, clearly delineate the borders of the flowerbed and keep the lawns and paths clean, since the earth from the flowerbed does not apply to them. The shape of the flowerbed remains clearly limited, weeding and mowing of grass are significantly reduced.
The edge of the flowerbed, even simply processed, creates a well-groomed and neat appearance. And protected by a curb even more so. The flower garden immediately becomes a noticeable decoration of the garden.
Border design options
Decorative fences and borders can be decorated beautifully and in an original way in various ways, let's look at some of them:
The simplest and most widely used method for gardeners. Externally, it looks like a small moat located on the edge of the flowerbed, delimiting the plot into a garden area and a flower garden. Its parameters are selected depending on the type of soil and the dimension of the rhizomes of flower plants.
They have been known since ancient times, but they have not lost popularity even today. Today they are also fashionable and loved by many. Mosaic decor is delicate and unusual, resistant to cold and humid climates, easy to operate and will serve for a very long time.
Patterned drawings can be the most delicate or on the contrary rough, it all depends on what dimension, color and texture chips are used.
As a material for the curb, small fragments of natural or artificial stones, ceramics or glass are used. Such a curb solution is a win-win for low flowerbeds and a bright accent in the landscape of the garden territory.
The mosaic border is easy to make with your own hands:
- choose the location of the flowerbed, its shape, ornament and material of the border element;
- choose a base, as which you can use fragments of the same or different in size, texture and in various combinations;
- in the planned place, dig a longitudinal groove 15-20 cm deep, cover the bottom with a mixture of gravel, sand and crushed stone, fill with cement mortar (3 parts of sand to 1 part of cement). For complex mosaics, a dry mixture is used, which is moistened after creating the ornament, since the hardened cement will not allow correcting the pattern if necessary.;
- in a slightly hardened composition, form the conceived mosaic pattern by immersing them in cement by 1/3 with a rubber hammer;
- rub the connecting seams, removing excess cement mixture;
- cover the mosaic with plastic wrap until completely dry;
- after 4-5 days, sand the surface with a special machine or abrasives.
Since ancient times, they have been used for fencing land plots in rural areas. They fit perfectly into the design of the farmstead in a rustic style.
In addition, they are quite easy and affordable to make yourself:
- prepare the cut willow branches of a certain length and thickness, remove the side branches;
- peel the branches from the bark to avoid sprouts;
- in the prepared place, drive wooden stakes into the ground, which will serve as the basis;
- thread each branch between the stakes in a checkerboard pattern;
- when the stakes are wrapped around the entire height with willow branches, the fence is ready.
Arched weaving is a more complex method in which the rods are bent in the form of an arc and their edges are driven into the ground. Thus, several more rods are constructed, the distance between which is from 5 to 20 cm. When the perimeter is completely filled, I start weaving horizontally.
These are rows of low plants, miniature flowers or stunted shrubs (up to 40 cm) planted along the perimeter of the flowerbed. Beautiful flower borders on the plot will perfectly refresh the overall look and make it brighter.
Plants planted along the edge of the rosette, sprawling low-growing plants, cabbage or salads (decorative) will look great.
Curb made of wooden stakes
It is perfectly suitable for the landscaping of the site, because wood is natural, harmonious and economical. In addition to stakes, you can use columns made of wood of small diameter.
Fences made of metal
These are solid metal tapes, in the manufacture of which copper, steel or aluminum is used. It is enough just to build such a fence yourself.
To do this, a thin sheet of metal should be immersed around the perimeter of the flowerbed, separating it from weeds. It will decorate the landscape and emphasize the correctness of lawn lines and flower beds, has a long service life, as it is resistant to external atmospheric conditions.
Border decoration with stone
This type of decoration has long been successfully used by designers in the decoration of garden landscapes. It can be rubble stone, pebbles of medium and small sizes, medium-sized crushed stone, artificial stone materials or brick pieces.
Curbs made of plastic
Like other household items, they have entered our lives seriously and for a long time. Figurines, swimming pools, fountains, gazebos for the garden, swings for children, slides, fences for flower beds and many other items are quite in demand in design.
The advantages of plastic curbs include: affordable cost, durability, resistance to temperature changes, moisture resistance, absence of rot, non-exposure to pests, easy assembly and disassembly, flexibility, lightness in weight.
The borders of mulch, gravel, or rock dust
Externally they look expressive and at the same time the choice of materials for use is very wide. Their service life is very long. They are most often used for arranging flower beds along terraces or garden paths.
Raised version of the flowerbed
This way of decorating a flower bed will look great along fences and paths, or as a delineation of zones. The flowerbeds fit in especially harmoniously with the contrasting relief of the landscape. At the same time, on one side of the flower garden, you can arrange a retaining wall as a decorative element. Besides, it's very stylish.
In the provided photos, you can carefully consider many options for a variety of decorative borders for flower beds.
As you can see, it is enough to put quite a bit of effort and think carefully about all the details so that your flower bed and garden plot look amazing and unique.
Photo of a decorative border