It is difficult to imagine a summer country plot without a lush garden. High velvet roses and peonies peek through the windows, small daisies and pansies are scattered in the grass thickets, asters and hyacinths create unusual patterns on flowerbeds. To bright floral arrangements were framed, use borders for flower beds - low fencing of various materials. Let's figure out how to make fences made of plastic, wood and brick.
What are the options for fencing?
Even before breaking a flower garden, you should think about how to make a beautiful curb for a flower bed. It should not only serve as the border of the flower structure, but also correspond to the general style of the surrounding territory.
The curb mosaic that has one attractive quality - it is unique and elegantly and nobly looks. With the help of glass and tiled fragments, you can create a unique, author's drawing or ornament, and you can be sure that you will not find the second such frame of a flower garden. Instead of fragments, you can use plain or painted pebbles.
The flowerbed and the base of the bench are decorated with a multi-colored mosaic. For the works used pieces of ceramic tiles - a few pieces always remain after repair
Creating a Mediterranean or English style in your garden, you can stop the choice on the fences of natural stone: granite, shell rock, limestone, sandstone. They are equally good for decorating detached plants, and for decorating large landscaped flower gardens. Strong and durable, stone structures will last more than a dozen years, moreover, they are easy to make yourself, using for the construction of cement mortar.
It is easy to create a stylish look, having picked up a stone for a border to color of surrounding structures. Instead of natural material, you can use decorative tiles.
Those who are seriously engaged in gardening, is known for this type of flower garden fencing, like an excavated curb. This is a kind of groove dug between a flowerbed and a lawn (or path). The size of the separation trench depends on the density of the soil and the root system of plants.
Dug up the curb need regular care: mulching with peat or chopped wood chips, leveling, cutting the overgrown sod roots with special scissors
It looks interesting and is great for sites arranged in a rustic style, woven curb. For its manufacture using ordinary willow rods, mounted on columns driven into the ground. Weaving is a traditional grandfather's method, which was used even by our ancestors to create village fences — wattle.
Naturally looks like a living border of low ornamental plants. In addition to herbs and flowers, low-growing shrubs are well used. The height of the fence can be any, but usually it does not exceed 40 cm, otherwise the fence will close the flower garden.
Low-growing green perennials can be replaced by any bright flowers with small buds, thus creating beautiful compositions in an unusual frame.
Option # 1 - wooden fence of pegs
For many gardeners, their country plot is a real wooden kingdom: the house, the outbuildings, the bathhouse, the gazebo, and even the benches in the garden are made of wood. This is not surprising, because wood is a natural material that harmoniously combines with green areas, flowers, stone paths and ponds. It is great for creating any summer decorations, including for the manufacture of a decorative border for a flower bed.
For the decoration of flower beds, wooden elements of various sizes and shapes are used: small hemp, branch pegs, old boards, remains of bars
One of the most simple options available even to an amateur is a low fence made of pegs of various lengths. For the base we take light wooden posts of small size, the color of which, if necessary, can be changed to darker or brighter. The steps for creating a peg fence are extremely simple.
Preparation of building material
The blanks can be either wooden bars of the same section, or thick straight branches that need to be prepared in advance. We remove the bark from the branches and saw them into elements of various lengths. The dimensions of the products depend on the shape of the fence. In our case, these are alternating high and low bars. Let one part of the blanks be 0.30 m long, the second - 0.35 m.
We measure the length of the border and calculate the approximate number of products. Each detail is carefully treated with antiseptic or special protective varnish - so the curb will last much longer.
It is not difficult to find blanks for a wooden fence: if there are no fallen trees on the site, you can use the materials left after the construction of the fence
Digging a trench around the perimeter of a flower bed
In order not to perplex oneself by installing each peg separately, we tear out a groove with a depth of about 0.15 m. In order to maintain accuracy, we pre-outline the contour of the fence - with a sharp object we draw a line on the ground.
Tearing a trench, you do not need to make it too wide: in a narrow groove pegs will be fixed more firmly and firmly.
We put the elements of the fence one by one into a trench and immediately bury them, carefully tamping the ground. Alternate - first a short peg, then a long one. If the elements differ in thickness, then we try to alternate between different blanks so that the fence looks more uniform in general.
The alternate installation of the pegs makes it possible to carefully fasten each blank on all sides. No special tool is required for tamping the soil; it is enough to tread it with your feet.
By installing all the pegs and securing them, you can slightly change the height of the parts using a hammer. Pegs do not have to be different in height - many like smooth fences of identical elements
The final decoration of the border
If light wood does not fit well with the design of surrounding objects, it must be painted with the desired shade: in any tone of brown, yellow or gray. An excellent option is a special protective impregnation, which simultaneously preserves the wood structure.
To preserve the natural texture of wood, you can use a clear varnish or similar oil that protects the tree from swelling, mold and fungus.
Option # 2 - building a brick curb
If a country cottage is built of brick, you should not even think about the device of a border for a flower bed with your own hands. It is quick and easy to make brick edging of flower beds, which looks quite natural, especially against the background of a fence or paths of similar material.
A brick border blends perfectly with the same walls or sidewalks, as well as with any trees, shrubs or flowers
Directly along the indicated contour, we tear a shallow trench, the depth of which is about 0.15 m. The width of the groove should be slightly more than the width of the brick - about 0.25 m.
An ideally straight curb line can be replaced with a looser one — curved or zigzag, but taking into account other brick laying.
The solution prepared in advance is poured into a trench, without adding 1-2 cm to the top. Leave the concrete to harden for several days.
For the device of the concrete base, you can purchase a dry cement mixture in the store. Before laying the brick surface must be cleaned of debris
In our case, the bricks are placed on a concrete base in the direction along the border of the flowerbed, but they can also be laid transversely or diagonally.
The height of the curb for the flower bed can be adjusted in two stages: during the digging of the trench and directly in the process of laying bricks
We leave a small distance (about 0.1 m) to the lawn, if the lawn mower is used on the site. To fix the curb, 1-2 cm left and the gaps between the bricks are filled with concrete.
The advantage of a brick curb is that a strong and durable fence can be created at any stage of a flowerbed arrangement: before planting or during flowering
We fill the surrounding soil with earth - a neat brick border is ready.
Option # 3 - two types of plastic fencing
To create a plastic curb for a flower bed, you can use two ways: buy finished products in the store or create an original plastic bottle fence.
Plastic borders are made of durable, modified plastic, which has been serving well for many years, does not fade and does not change shape under the sun's rays.
If you need to quickly arrange a flower garden - the purchase option is optimal, moreover, such fences have a large range and are quite inexpensive.
Plastic fences are modular, that is, assembled from many identical elements. At the end of the season, they can be easily dismantled and stored in the back room.
But you can use your imagination and lay out a fence of empty plastic bottles, which usually sell lemonade, beer or kvass. This is easy to do: around the perimeter of the flower bed a trench of about ½ of used containers is dug. Bottles are placed in the prepared groove bottom up and bury, tamping the soil at the edges. For a change, the above-ground part of the fence can be colored in cheerful shades, combined with flowers growing on the flowerbed.
Fences made of plastic bottles, tightly fixed, are not inferior in functionality to wooden curbs: they perfectly keep the shape of the flowerbed and do not allow the soil to crumble
Thus, the beds can be insulated in any way, as long as the material for the border is combined with the surrounding objects.
- Limit the contour of the flower bed, give it a finished look, make a flower bed neat,
- Divide the garden area into zones
- Do not allow plants to grow beyond the flower garden
- Protect plants from trampling pets.
When choosing a type of fence, you should take into account the features of the flower garden and the plants that are planted in it. High beds are well suited durable borders made of stone or brick. If the flowerbed has perennial sediments, you can use a metal fence or a stone curb with a concrete base. This will prevent the growth of the root system of plants. Such fences are good for raspberries and creeping plants. To prevent plant roots from clogging up the surrounding area, dig a fence into the ground to a sufficient depth.
For decorative purposes, small curbs made of plastic are well suited. They are often used for fencing garden paths.
It is possible to fence planting of bushes or trees by making a low fence, and a border of flat stones laid out in one line that will visually limit the territory is suitable for a mixborder.
If on the plot placed several beds, it is desirable for them to use borders of the same height and made in the same color scheme.
Types of borders for a flower bed
In the manufacture of the border for the flower garden you need to take into account its shape and features of the material chosen for decoration. The main condition is sufficient amount of material.
In order to decide on the choice of material you need to know the features of the most common types of barriers.
Most often on private plots establish wooden, brick, concrete, plastic fencing for landings.
The simplest type of curb is an excavated one, the arrangement of which does not require financial investments at all. To make it, around the perimeter of the flower bed, they dig a hole, clean it of dirt and cover it with a thin layer of wood chips or peat. For the care it is necessary to periodically clean the trench from the grown grass and sod.
This type of fencing has several advantages: plastic is durable and resistance to temperature changes, easy to assemble, a large selection of shapes and color palette allow you to create many options for decorating the garden plot. Currently, manufacturers offer plastic fences that imitate wood and stone.
Plastic borders for beds can be made in the form of separate sections with pegs along the edges, flexible plastic tape or plastic tiles. In the building stores there is a wide range of folding plastic borders in different colors available.
Due to its durability, plastic constructions will last on the garden plot not one season. In addition, he will well restrain the growth of plant roots outside the flowerbeds.
Border made of wood
Wooden curb is considered the most environmentally friendly. It protects plants from overheating in summer and freezing in winter.
Wood for making fencing is inexpensive and affordable material. For the manufacture of curb fit the remnants of a building material. For increase in service life there is a large number of special means for processing: varnishes, antifungal structures.
For the manufacture of decorative borders for flower beds made of wood with their own hands should:
- Calculate the required number of wooden planks of the same height. The ends can be made rounded or left smooth,
- Along the perimeter of the flowerbeds, drive in wooden pegs and pull a rope or a thick thread. At a distance of two meters to drive the posts, which fasten long transverse slats. To make the structure of the strength of the base of the columns can be concreted.
- Fasten the planks to the plank.
The original look of the cottage will give a braided rustic curb. Such a weave is woven from willow rods. For its manufacture harvested rods of the same length. Along the perimeter of the flowerbeds, wooden pegs are hammered into the ground at a small equal distance, and they are twined with rods according to the basket principle.
Brick fences are characterized by a long service life. It is easy to make a flower bed out of bricks with your own hands.
The following types of brick beds have become the most common:
- island or rounded,
- ring located around trees
- Rabatka, located along the tracks or near the wall,
To make the flowerbed look aesthetically pleasing, its sides better to do not straightrather beautifully curved, rounded or wavy.
If you need a low fence, you can simply lay a brick around the perimeter of the flower garden in one row, without using special means for coupling.
In the manufacture of a higher curb, you will need to make concrete base, and bricks fasten together with a solution of cement or special glue.
Using concrete adhesion, bricks can be laid out obliquely, with teeth. In order to avoid cracking bricks under exposure to temperature drops Border is better to make of more durable cladding bricks.
Construction and decoration of a brick border
After of how the place is chosen for the future of the flower garden and the markings are made, it is necessary to make the foundation for the brickwork. To do this, around the perimeter you need to dig a shallow trench with a depth of 20-30 centimeters, cover it with a layer of sand and tamp carefully. After that, pour a small layer of gravel or broken brick and ram it again. These layers will act as drainage.
The first and second layer of brick is laid without cement mortar. This will allow excess moisture not to stagnate and flow freely to the ground.
Next, lay the fence of the required height using a solution of cement. Care must be taken to ensure that excess solution is not visible on the outer surface, as this may spoil the appearance. To construction hardened It will take at least 5 - 6 days.
To make a variety, you can combine white and red bricks, creating a multi-colored ornament. When laying, it should be remembered that the structure should have a slight inclination inwards, otherwise the soil during damage may damage it.
To create a rounded brickwork you can use plastic strips. It will help not only to create a fence, but also prevent the shedding of the earth layer.
In order for the laying to be even, it is necessary to constantly check its level using a tightly stretched cord or thread. When making decorative columns in the corners of the flower bed, the vertical level can be checked using a building plumb line.
When arranging a flower bed with your own hands, you can use various decoration options. Designers suggest using mosaics, shells, wood and stone ornaments, or simply painting the curb in the desired color. Well-established decorative garden sculptures look.
Stone borders are durable and reliable, look spectacular and noble. For their manufacture, natural stone of any texture and color range is used: limestone, volcanic tuff, sandstone or granite.
При сооружении конструкции камни недостаточно уложить друг на друга, так как это приведет к быстрому разрушению бордюра.
As alternative material brick can use concrete blocks that are used for paving garden paths. They can be installed horizontally or vertically.
Concrete is considered the most durable and durable material. For the manufacture of concrete curb will need concrete blocks of various shapes.
The disadvantage of the concrete fences of the flower bed is its large weight, laborious process of preparation and installation, as well as a small selection of finished curbs. Ready borders from concrete are presented by several sizes.
Concrete edging flower beds can be made by hand. To do this, you will need to cast a curb using a special form or pour concrete solution into a wooden formwork.
Manufacturers offer ready-made forms of standard sizes that may simply not be suitable.
To make a concrete curb do it yourself perform sequentially a number of operations:
- pre-prepared rubble pour water so that it is well soaked. This will provide better grip,
- dry cement and sand together to obtain a homogeneous mass,
- mix the dry mixture with rubble and water,
- using level, set the form,
- half fill the form with a solution of concrete,
- lay out the armature
- fill the remaining space with a solution of concrete,
- align the surface of the curb.
Drying time of a concrete structure is up to three days. It is recommended to moisten the surface periodically with water. After the border is completely dry, the form can be disassembled.
Make a monolithic border somewhat easier. In the future, it will not be possible to change its shape; during casting, it is possible to make roundings and bends.
The monolithic structure is made without using the form. Observe the following sequence:
- prepare a ditch, the depth of which will be one third the height of the future fence,
- For formwork, you can use pieces of slate, plywood or sheeting,
- outside to hammer metal rods into the ground to strengthen the formwork,
- prepare a solution of concrete and pour it into the formwork,
- ready to close the curb from direct sunlight and time to wet it with water to prevent cracking.
Fencing for floral decoration they add contrast to the landscape, they allow to visually select the composition from the general appearance of the plot, to focus their attention on it. In addition, the fence performs several tasks: it does not allow plants to grow over the lawn, which are capable of particularly violent growth.
Does not allow to get into the composition weed grass.
It acts as a support for the flowerbed, so that the soil under it does not "go", does not leave the possibility for rain and other sediments to wash mud on the lawn.
Any summer resident and gardener, including an amateur, makes every effort to make flower beds with his own hands without special cash and labor costs. However, not everyone is able to make it so that the view is quite neat and attractive. Meanwhile, this is not such a complicated matter. Borders for flowerbeds can be of different appearance, they can perform the tasks necessary for a particular site or situation and have different approaches to implementation.
Types of fencing
One of the main types of borders is unearthed curb. It is especially popular, especially in England. What is it? This is one of the most basic types of fencing. It is created like this:
Digging along the perimeter of the flower bed channels. The depth depends on the depth of the roots of the plant, complementing the flower garden.
They make fences, it is very simple: the ground should be cleaned of branches, debris and stones, dig a ditch in the form of a letter V and sprinkle it with peat or sawdust on top.
This is a colorful type of fencing. Such a border can be made of the remnants of mirrors or fragments of simple glass. If necessary, it can be painted with spray paint in any color. Or, for example, there is an opportunity to get to the sea. There you can dial run-in glass, stones of medium size. It will look very beautiful, but at the same time original. Broken crockery, shards of tiles, bright plastic will also be suitable for the fence. The main advantage of this curb is ease of manufacture. It will be enough just to outline the border of the mixture of cement and to lay out the prepared decorative material on a still dry surface in a pre-arranged or arbitrary order.
Quite a popular type of flower garden fencing is a brick border. It is desirable to take a facing look as a material. The brick is optimal as a material when a solid and durable construction is required, because it is particularly resistant to various weather conditions. In addition, it is easily accessible.
Another material for laying fences. Suitable clinker, concrete, paving tiles. They will be an excellent substitute for brick borders, which may not seem original enough.
A natural stone
Fences made of this material can look much more stylish than paving slabs. For this you can use small, medium and large stones, creating a certain composition or arranging in any order. They can be laid both vertically and horizontally, in patterns or diagonally. Restrictions in this matter, if there are, then only for your imagination.
Natural stone curb
For this type, you can use different types of natural stones. It may be:
These natural materials can be laid both dry and wet. Adding to the solution to these stones, you can achieve interesting, pretentious, unexpected compositions. Here everyone can feel like a sculptor, giving full freedom to his imagination. With the installation, of course, you have to suffer, but this game is definitely worth it. Such a construction will serve for many years as the most real high-quality fencing capable of pleasing the eye of the most capricious connoisseur.
Rare types of fencing
Let's touch the types of fences that are used as curbs for flower beds are much less. And also touch on some materials that are used in fences less wood, brick and so on.
A few less, but nevertheless wicker fences are used as borders. This is quite an original version of the fence for the flower beds. Wicker fencing, as a rule, is made of flexible and durable willow branches. Of course, you have to work hard, spend time on it, but what can you do for the beauty of your home and the territory next to it? Wicker fences from willow branches look warm and homely.
Metal curbs can also be an excellent and quite elegant and simple way to determine the border of the flower bed and at the same time protect planting from weeds. The only disadvantage of this design is its fragility. As you know, the metal is extremely susceptible to excessive moisture and precipitation.
This is another interesting and original solution to the problem to determine the boundaries of the beds. For this method use stunted perennials. They are planted on the border of the flower garden. They can be combined with fine gravel, different from the base composition and color. This solution is suitable for those who do not want to clutter their appearance with unnecessary heavy materials:
- a tree
- a stone
- plastic and so on.
At the same time, the spectacle is very peaceful and harmonious.
Various strong and tall herbs such as euphorbia, sage, lavender, boxwood and so on will be used here. The main rule in the creation of this fence is the harmony of plants inside the flower bed and on its border.
Create a curb with your own hands
When creating curbs with your own hands, it is important to remember some rules of professional designers:
- bright does not mean bad
- variety of forms is extremely welcome
- It will look stylishly the same material that was used when finishing the site itself or the house or their objects, such as a gazebo, fence and so on.
Several types of borders can be made without any difficulties with their own hands.
Mosaic fence for flower beds performed quickly and easily. You will need beads, stones and glass for it. You will need to sort them according to the harmony of colors and size and put it aside for the time being. Next you need to lay out a sketch on it.
Then it will be necessary to dig a ditch around the future border for the flower bed, add sand and gravel there (the ratio is one to one). Next you need to fill the cement-sand mixture in a ratio of 1: 3, level it and compacted. With the help of a solid skeleton, like a pencil, nail or ordinary stick, we draw the borders of the future drawing. On the border, while the base is still wet, you should apply a pre-laid sketch. Each element should be pressed into the solution.
The gaps should be sealed with the same solution, and the excess should be wiped off. When the curb job is complete, the construction will need to be covered with a canvas cloth. If you want to make the fence glossy, then after 5-7 days you can make grinding. If you are satisfied with a matte surface, then you can do a protective abrasive.
Borders for flower beds with their own hands, made of wood, also easy to make. However, labor costs here will depend on the complexity of the intended structure. In any case, here we need a plan. First, we draw the form, think over the material, its shade, the rock (the color depends on it in the trees).
Next, proceed as follows:
- We are preparing the selected area: mark up, dig up the ditch.
- The grooves are made in accordance with the width of the peg.
- Pegs inserted into the soil by one third.
- We return the earth, we tamp.
- Using a rubber hammer, level the height.
Is done. It remains only to varnish the curb, if you do not want to change anything else. You can also burn a pattern with a special device, make it out or just draw it.
Low or upbeat?
At the first stages of work it will be necessary to decide immediately which curb will be: low and elevated. From this decision depends on the complexity of implementation.
Low option laid without creating a foundation. It is placed in a dug hole in two layers. Suitable for "crafts" of brick and cobblestones.
High option must be installed on the foundation. To do this, dig a hole twice as wide as stone material to a depth of about 15 cm, install a formwork, and then pour it with a solution prepared in this proportion:
- one piece of cement
- two pieces of sand
- three pieces of rubble.
The stone should be placed on the selected angle, and be sure to control the slope. You can change it by sending a little inside the flower bed.
Each row must be covered with the specified solution, and a new row is put on top of the structure. At the end of laying you need to grease all the seams with a solution. You can use a brush.
Such a border is suitable for fans of annual plants or those who love or have to frequently change the composition. In their case, an elegant solution will be make a movable structure.
The idea itself may frighten by its seeming complexity, but in fact it will not require any special skills or hard-to-find materials from you.
To make a border for a bed is not difficult. The main thing is to raise well what exactly you want. And do not be afraid of bold ideas, making crazy decisions. Your idea of creating a curb for flower beds may seem bold, strange. And you still need to try, because you yourself may be surprised at how successful they can be after implementation.
Well, in the end, if, after reading about all the technologies for creating borders for flower living paintings, you for some reason did not have a desire to make a fence with your own hands, but disappeared, then there is always a standard and a great option to buy in a special The store is completely ready to use fencing. These borders can be made of good, high-quality plastic, or metal, or wood. In other words - for every taste and for any texture.
How to make a curb for a flower bed with your own hands
Several options for fencing are easy to make yourself.
You can see the curbs for flowerbeds, created by yourself, in the photo gallery.
Borders for flower beds made of wood are also easily made by hand.
But here the situation varies depending on the complexity of the design. Here the plan is useful almost more than in the case of mosaic. Draw a shape, think about the material, shade, breed. Remember that the wood type depends on color.
Chose? You can start.
Consider the simplest scheme:
- Preparation of the selected site: marking, excavation of the ditch. Dredging dig in accordance with the width of the peg.
- The pegs are set into the ground at 1/3, return the ground to the place and tamp down. Rubber mallet level height.
- Cover the curb with lacquer if you do not want to change anything else. You can burn a pattern, cut or draw something on top.
Stone - the most affordable option
Stone curbs are especially popular due to the variety of shapes and availability of material. They can be made of unpolished stone, pebbles, bricks - which only the soul desires. Low or upbeat?
The complexity of execution depends on this:
- Low laid without foundation into a dug groove, literally in a couple of layers.
- Tall ones only lay on the foundation.. To do this, dig a trench twice as wide as a stone about 15 cm deep, put a formwork and fill it with a solution of 1: 2: 3 (cement, sand, crushed stone). Lay the stone from the selected angle. Watch for tilt. There are two options: exactly or slightly inside the flower bed. Each row is covered with mortar, and a new one is put on top. After laying, coat with seams using a brush.
For those who love change
Mobile fencing is suitable for those who love annual plants. You will often have to change the composition, so why not make the design moving?
It does not require any special skills and materials. You can buy a plastic flowerbed, or you can just as well find an old umbrella, patch a hole and fill it with earth.
A tire, a trough, a boot, a large children's toy, and at least a TV set will do. And how original it can look!
To make a border for a bed is easy enough. Think what you want.
Do not be afraid to make bold decisions, because you yourself may wonder how successful they will be. Any material suitable for planting a flower shape can become a flowerbed, and any stone can become a border. Just close your eyes, tell yourself: “I want to do it” - and go!
This option is made easier and cheaper than stone. He beautifully allocates a flower garden from a lawn strip or path and will not allow the plants to spread. At the same time, such an edging will look natural if the residential house is built of brick.
Process of creation:
- The outline of the contour - along the perimeter of the future flower garden, a strict geometric shape, in the corners stuck pegs, which are tensioned twine.
- Digging of a shallow groove is made along the marked line. In depth - 0.15 m, in width - 0.25 m. The level of the stretched rope should be raised to a height of half a brick. Border groove can be curved or zigzag, depending on the method of laying bricks.
- Concrete casting of the trench is made, not reaching the top of the trench 1-2 cm. The concrete composition should harden for several days. For the arrangement of the concrete base suitable dry cement.
- Brickwork begins at one end of the groove. The first brick at an angle of 45 ° is laid on a small volume of cement. After a small setting of the mortar, a little cement lays on the lower half of the brick and the second brick is closely applied, the upper edge of which should be located exactly in the middle of the side of the first brick. Cement fixes both bricks, fills the voids under them and creates a support at 45 °. Without the use of concrete mix curb susceptible to destruction due to moisture or voids in the soil.
- The height of the curb is adjustable when digging a groove or when laying brick. In the presence of a lawnmower, a distance of up to 0.1 m is left to the lawn. For fixing the fence, 1-2 cm are left and the gaps between the bricks are filled with concrete. Creating a brick border is possible, both before planting flowers, and during their flowering. The groove is filled with earth after the solution is completely dry. On the surface remains ribbed solid border.
- Installation in the groove of bricks with their short or long sides. Concrete mortar fixed bottom and side parts of the material that are in contact with the soil.
- Laying in 2 rows - the first row on the edge, the second flat next, which will limit the growth of grass near the fence.
- Raising the flower bed above ground level in the presence of a paved courtyard.
- In the form of a round well to a height of 0.5-1 m, filled with fertile soil. Suitable for shade plants.
Wooden fences from pegs
Дерево – натуральный материал, гармонично сочетающийся с цветочными насаждениями, каменными сооружениями и водоемами. Different sizes and forms of wood are acceptable for the decoration of flower beds: penechka, twigs, planks, bars. Spruce, aspen, fir, linden and birch have a yellow tinge. Red - yew, purple - lilac and privet, black - ebony. The most simple fence of pegs of different sizes.
Stages of creation:
- Preparation of building material - identical in diameter bars of wood or thickened straight branches without bark, sawn into elements of different lengths. Depending on the length of the fence, the number of necessary items is calculated, each of which is treated with an antiseptic or protective varnish.
- A ditch digs around the perimeter of the flower bed to a depth of 0.15 m. For accuracy, the contour line is laid out in advance. A ditch is dug not very wide for rigid and firm fixation of stakes.
- The installation of the pegs is made into the groove one by one with their simultaneous instillation and thorough tamping of the soil. For uniformity of the border, elements differing in width alternate. The height of the stakes is changed by a hammer after installing and fixing all the pegs.
- The final decoration. Light wood can be painted with the most appropriate shade of paint. Protective impregnation preserves the structure of the tree. To preserve the wood texture used clear lacquer or oil that will protect the material from swelling, mold and fungus. For finishing, you can use carving or burning. To conceal defects in wood, putty, primer and paint are used.
The main quality of the mosaic is its uniqueness. The uniqueness of the author's drawing is created using glass and ceramic fragments, plain or painted pebbles. This material is not afraid of moisture and sudden temperature changes, and is easy to clean from dirt.
Simple manufacturing of such a border includes the following steps:
- Material preparation - glass, ceramic or porcelain splinters, broken stone, shells or beads. You can combine several materials. Important - respect for harmony. Before laying the material is sorted by its size and color. When complex composition ornament pre-decomposed on a dry surface.
- Preparation of the base. A contoured contoured surface digs a trench 15–20 cm deep, which is filled with equal layers of gravel, rubble and sand. The air cushion is filled with a cement-sand compound (1: 3), which is equal and compacted.
- Delineation of boundaries. Having dried out a bit, the border of the ornament is applied “by eye” or stencilled with a sharp object.
- The layout of the ornament is carried out with a rubber hammer. Mosaic elements are deepened by 1/3 in the cement-sand composition and tapped, seams are also filled with concrete, the excess is removed. The finished work is covered with plastic wrap before drying the curb.
- Final finish. After 4-5 days, the mosaic canvas is ground with a manual grinding machine until the surface of the canvas is smooth and shiny. Processing is possible with coarse abrasives to protect the mosaic.
How to make a fence with your own hands from willow branches?
Stages of implementation:
- Preparation - young and flexible twigs of willow in length and cleaning them off to prevent them from germinating. Outlines the boundaries of the flower beds.
- Weaving is made by beacons or arched weaving. In the first case, along the perimeter of the bed or flower bed, vertical pegs are set at an equal distance. The distance between the extreme pegs is equal to the length of the bars. Then horizontal weaving is done - the bars are alternately passed between pegs-beacons, alternating one or the other side. For fastening the ends use cloves. Woven fencing processed by the protective composition. In the second case, the willow branch is arched, deepening its ends into the soil 5-15 cm apart. Installed along the perimeter arches produce horizontal weaving.
For this purpose plants are used:
- sugar lungwort,
- Carpathian bell,
- multicolor spurge,
At the same time it is important to combine plants inside and on the border of the flower garden. To this end, plant annuals or perennials, stunted shrubs. The best choice is plants with bright leaf color. Flower border, planting which should be dense, should be in contrast with the flowers in the flower bed in color and shape. The living fence should not exceed 40 cm in height and 50 cm in width.
Usually, as a metal fence for flowerbeds, a continuous strip is used, which is installed below the ground level, and temporary or decorative forged products. A border made of stainless steel, copper or aluminum will emphasize the geometry of the form, style and harmony of decorative garden objects. An interesting combination of forged curb rods with similar elements that are present on the gate or the facade of a residential building.
Such curbs should be installed with a depth of 10-15 cm and elevation over the soil up to 2 cm. Their advantages:
- Strong and highly reliable.
- Sustained holding the shape of the flower bed, preventing the growth of weeds.
- Preservation of the shape of the curb.
When choosing it, you will need regular treatment with anti-corrosion compounds and paints for painting in the desired color.
Preferring to grow annual flower plants fit mobile design, which can act as a ready-made plastic or hand-made border, made independently of unnecessary things.
When installing them, you should follow some tips:
- The material is laid out in the sun for its warming up, easier adoption of the desired shape and division into segments.
- For installation, you will need a trench with a depth of 10 cm. The curb is fastened with anchors in fixing places.
- But, this option is not for installing stone paving.
- For different soil need different anchors - wooden or metal.
- Turns and bends for stability are additionally fixed.
- The marking of the line is done by the spirit level.
- For the same depth of the trench, along its area stretched fishing line.
- For soft soil, the distance between the anchors is 20 cm.
The average cost of the curb in stores
A wide range of shapes, sizes, purpose and quality characteristics suggest a variation in prices:
- Average - 800 rubles.
- Cheap - 200-400 rubles.
- Expensive - up to 3000 rubles.
You should not think that a fence for a bed only a decorative element. In fact, it can play a completely functional role. If the flower bed is broken on a flat plot and the purpose of its fence is just zoning the territory, then it is quite possible to do with light, small height constructions.
Plot zoning low border
It is quite another thing when the “place of residence” of a flower bed is a mound or hill of another kind. Here the fences will have to work with much greater efficiency. They will have to hold the ground, do not let it crumble and leave with rain water. Light fences, which need to be strengthened themselves, so as not to be blown away by a gust of wind, will have to be forgotten and preferred curbs for flowerbeds from:
High border for a bed of concrete
Stone Bed Borders
Another challenge that gardeners often do with fencing is to block the perennially growing roots of perennials. In this case, the protective system should be made of synthetic materials or metal. They can become protective borders of garden paths and save the latter from destruction.
Metal curb for garden paths
"If the fence for the flower bed, in combination serves as a curb for garden paths, then its height should be increased to at least 10 cm"
This parameter of the fence is also selected in accordance with the load placed on it. As an exceptionally decorative element, designed to outline the border of the flower bed, a construction of 5-7 centimeters height can be used.
Low border for flower garden zoning
If the fence for the flower bed, concurrently serves as curbs for garden paths, then its height should be increased to at least 10 cm.
The fence height of 10 cm is suitable for fencing garden paths
If the flowerbed is protected with a protective purpose, so that animals or children cannot climb into the flower garden, the height of the protective structure automatically increases to 40 centimeters.
Protective border for beds
In addition to the functional load on the choice of the height of the small fence, the flowerbed will wag and the varieties of flowers growing on it. Agree, a low border will simply be lost against the background of tall roses and sprawling dahlias. A ridiculous decision will look ridiculous near mixborders. They can generally be surrounded by a contour line laid out of a tiled mosaic, for example.
Natural wood - warm, carrying comfort, material. It fits naturally into the landscape of the site. This fence will not get hot under the sunlight, and reflect their glare, and therefore will not harm the delicate colors.
Working with wood is easy. Installing such a fence for garden paths or flower beds do not require specific skills. All this is great, but the tree is a short-lived thing and will not last long without treatment with specific compositions.
Wooden curb for flower beds
In the decor of the garden, formed by antique, is to use unpainted fence a small height. They can be surrounded by flowerbeds or divided lawns. On such a fence is often used:
3. Stacked fence.
4. Cross-cut mosaic.
5. Small logs.
Borders for flower beds of wicker
Protective structures can be bought off-the-shelf or make curbs for garden paths and flower beds with your own hands.
They are formed from:
- paving slabs,
- stone of any origin.
Brick and stone are in demand in the arrangement of fences on uneven ground. From them it is possible to assemble a fence for a bed of arbitrary height, which is varied in accordance with the landscape pattern. In the desired composition, the elements are built in different ways. Sometimes they lay out dry masonry. In this case, they will be held together solely by gravity. You can create a stone curb with the use of cement or another type of cementing mortar.
The stone is suitable for a bed of arbitrary height
The stone is good in combinations. Most often, his companion fence for flower beds and garden paths becomes a tree. The design is aesthetic, reliable and durable, but it is too expensive.
Combined stone and wood curb
Stone garden curbs are distinguished by high aesthetics and versatility. In addition to the decorative effect, they often become the so-called “dry stream” that performs the drainage function and almost always serve as a retaining wall to hold the ground.
"To extend the life of the metal fence for garden paths or flower beds treated with anti-corrosion compounds and paint the specific colors"
If you need durable, stylish, expensive looking fences for flower beds and curbs for garden paths, then pay attention to the models of cast iron and iron. Products of this series are made by methods:
Elegant forged curb for flower beds
Interesting combined, created from forged and welded elements of the fence. Welded fences are not difficult to saddle with their own hands. They will be quite decorative, but the refinement of the forms they have, the question is not worth it. The problem is that the welded structure can be given only a simple geometric shape. Therefore, the priority of choice often become forged and combined analogues, which have complex configurations with ornamental elements.
Combined metal border
To extend the life of the metal fence for garden paths or flower beds treated with anti-corrosion compounds and paint the specific colors. Installation of metal fences can be performed by fastening in concrete using anchors or fundamentally, fixing only support columns in the solution. Fences made of metal can be made to order, as this allows you to select a drawing and make the design according to specified dimensions.
Of the additional functions on metal fencing structures, the mission is to serve as a support for the climbing forest.
Stylish flower garden can be created surrounded by rusty pipes. They are slaughtered in the ground, the inner part is covered with rubble, and succulents are planted in it, such as stone roses or small cacti.
The option of fences revered for budget and excellent performance. Borders for the beds of such material are immune to moisture, do not lose their original shape, are not afraid of temperature changes. The plastic fence is easy to assemble and dismantle.
Economical plastic curb for flowerbed
The big advantage of plastic models of the fence for garden paths and flower beds is the variety of color and size solutions, which allows you to choose the options in a stylistic accordance with the general landscape design.
Border for flower beds made of plastic can be chosen in any color
Plastic borders can imitate the texture of stone and wood. In the range there is a species diversity.
This is a solid plastic strip, almost the entire height immersed in the ground. The material is suitable for decoration of flower beds of non-standard intricate forms. It is often used as a fence for garden paths.
Roll border for flower beds
Border tape has a smooth or textured surface. It can be decorated with corrugation or imitate stonework. The fence of this type will be both decoration and protection for the flowerbeds, protecting the area from the penetration of weeds and excessive moisture loss.
Roll border suitable for beds of complex shape
In fact, this is not a border for a flower garden, but a ready-made flowerbed where the soil should be filled and planted. The convenience of such solutions is that the flowerpots can be easily moved around the territory, constantly changing and reviving the environment.
Ready pot can be easily moved around the area
Ideas of arrangement of borders for garden paths and beds
The limits of human fantasy in the arrangement of decorative fences, probably, simply do not exist. In the course are, it would seem, the most inappropriate materials. Today you can find dozens of successful designs of fences, one of which may also appeal to you. Let's start with wooden solutions.
The variant is highly decorative and natural material. It’s probably not very easy to create such a fence for flowerbeds with your own hands, but you will be adequately rewarded for your efforts. Most importantly, to work you do not have to buy anything. In the material for sharpened pegs in a country house there is no shortage. Willow twigs in sufficient volume can be mined on the shore of a nearby lake or another natural reservoir.
Wicker borders for flower beds
Preparation of raw materials should be carried out in early spring. With the rods, in this case, it will be easier to remove the bark, and they will have a nice light color. Assembled on the fence for a bed of twigs should be prepared for use, removing the bark from them and cutting to a single length.
The process of creating a fence for flowerbeds and garden paths begins with the installation of pegs along the perimeter of the selected area. Do not try to set them aside for a considerable distance. The more often they are stuffed with each other, the stronger the fence will be.
Phased production of woven curb
It is necessary to twine the pegs according to the rules of basket-weaving, that is, to let the willow rods either in front of the support peg, or behind it. Having braided several rows they need to be sealed by tapping the laid rods with a hammer. This must be done necessarily, then your fence for flowerbeds or curbs for garden paths do not become loose after drying.
To give greater aesthetics of the fence, you can additionally fix the ends of the rods, nailing them with small studs to the pegs.
Wooden chock fencing
This is a simpler solution for decorating flower gardens with your own hands. For the realization of the idea, we will need logs of approximately identical diameter. The elements are buried in the ground to a depth of about 20 cm, so add them to the desired height of the fence for the flower bed initially.
The preparatory stage includes cleaning the cork layer from the cortical layer and treating it with a protective antiseptic composition. If you want your own hand-made fence for the flower bed to last as long as possible, do not be lazy to further protect the tree by wrapping the bottom of every detail of the future border with a piece of roofing felt.
Making a curb from wooden chocks
The process of assembling the fence is simple. A narrow groove is dug out along the contour of the flower bed, into which the chumps are placed close together. Then the extracted soil is returned to the place with a thorough tamping of each layer.
Ready curb for beds of chocks
Поскольку дерево – материал природный, то на клумбах оно смотрится идеально в любом виде, даже в форме необработанных коряг. Particularly interesting is the solution to the decoration of flower beds and fences for garden paths in those areas where wooden benches, objects of village life, and carvings were used in landscape design.
The implementation of the idea is as simple as possible. Along the perimeter of the flower bed, curved tree trunks or thick branches of bizarre configuration, previously cleaned of bark residues and soaked with a protective antiseptic, are laid out. Having decided to use snags as curbs for flowerbeds and fencing for garden paths, keep in mind that in this variant the fence should appear first, and only then what will be inside it will be formed.
Work with stone
Stone walls for own flowerbeds are not too complicated. They look noble and greatly transform the local area. The curb can be made of arbitrary shape and use multi-format stones on its assembly. If you decide to refine the flower garden broken up on the heights, surely fasten the masonry with cement solution, then the pebbles are not sprayed under the pressure of the soil.
Border of multi-format stones
How to do it right? Large stones should be pressed into a pre-made concrete pad, and smaller pieces should be mounted separately on a concrete solution. For greater viscosity, glue can be added to the latter. Thus create bulk borders for flowerbeds with a convex, rounded wall.
Stone Border with Cement Mortar
High beds can be laid flat stones. It will look no less original. It is perfect for working brick. He is also a good resist moisture and frost. The most attractive will look like a fence for a bed of facing bricks. Red brick is more in demand in the landscape, decorated in country style. For laying a brick curb with your own hands, you can not use the wet method. Smooth brick edges and without that provide cohesion strength. The design will easily withstand its weight and the impact of the soil.
Brick curb folded without the use of cement
The latest design chips are glowing stones in the design of fencing for garden paths and flower beds. You will be surprised how easy it is to make them yourself. All you need to do is stock up on fluorescent paint. The borders covered by it will accumulate the energy of the sun during the day, and give it away in the evening, gently highlighting the contours of the paths and flower beds. The lowly muffled light will create some mystery in the garden and fill it with the atmosphere of waiting for a miracle.
Border of glowing stones
A great way to get rid of a warehouse of worn tires without hassle. Border can be one tire. In this case, the flower garden is organized inside it. If you plan to break a solid and overall flower bed, then you will need much more tires to create a fence for it. Tires are driven into the ground by a chain or at a certain angle. For greater decorativeness, their surfaces can be painted with paints.
Curb for a bed of tires
In the same spirit can be equipped with curbs for garden paths. In this case, tires can be dug a little deeper. On the fence of the tires, on occasion, you can sit. He is pretty durable for this.
The most talented gardeners cut gorgeous flower beds in the form of all sorts of animals, swans, funny cartoon smeshariki, elephants and funny snails from tires. You can also try your hand at work on a bed fence by doing something you’ve never seen before. Show some imagination, and your site will turn into a magnificent well-groomed garden.
Work with plastic
It is possible to fence flower beds and garden paths with purchased plastic fences of various configurations. To do this, you just need to dig them into the ground. To simplify your already not too difficult task, assemble or unfold the plastic construction and let it lie in the sun. It will become softer and more pliable. It will be easier to install.
While the fence for the flower bed is warming up, engage in digging a groove around the area to be insulated. Now unfold the ribbon and fasten the ends with a stapler. So you get a homogeneous canvas. Immerse the border tape in the prepared well and sprinkle with earth. Tamp the surface well. Fencing for flower beds ready!