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Your Landscape Borders: Detail With Great Visual Appeal

Chaleston landscapeYour Landscape Borders: Detail With Great Visual Appeal

The shape of your flower beds might be a feature you would like to emphasize and create landscape borders in between.A great example would be your grass and your flower beds which can both accentuate these shapes and assist in keeping both tidier. Landscape edging, such as this kind of border, can render a clean, polished and sophisticated look to your garden yet is a simple and cheap technique.

How To Create Stunning Landscape Borders

There are many different ways you can create a border, depending upon the style you prefer; you might use wood, stone or plastic borders or almost any other material whether bought especially for the task or created yourself.

The use of wood

Gardeners and landscape designers will often use wood for its natural effect. Therefore, whether you use treated or untreated wood may depend upon your reasons for choosing it as a border material. Untreated wood will tend to rot and break down and need to be replaced but this is also a part of its natural look. For the most organic style, you might use branches chopped to size, perhaps even bound together and push into the edge of your flower bed. Many people like to use chopped timber such as two by four or even old railroad ties or fence posts. In fact, these can help to emphasize the angular qualities of a flower bed’s shape; or else, cut into short lengths, you might even trace a curve with them.

Creative use of stones

Stone is another natural favorite among Charleston landscape designers. In fact, often stones are collected over time especially for the purpose of decorating an edge. The variety of shapes and sizes adds an interesting quality to the line of the border. Otherwise, stones of all shapes and sizes may be bought from a garden center. Bricks and stone slabs are variations on this idea, often bringing additional color to the garden.

The use of plastic shapes

Finally, there is a large industry surrounding the design and creation of plastic shapes to be used as borders and edges for garden flower beds; whether as imitation fences or other structures this can be a highly ornamental and decorative solution, available in many colors and shapes there will be something for most tastes. As with everything else in your garden design it is good to consider the overall effect of your decision and how it fits in with the rest of the garden. Whether you decide to use a ready-made border or something entirely unique to you, such as broken pottery, your landscape borders will enhance and decorate your flower beds and further individualize the look of your garden.

Porter Landscaping specializes in landscape design and the effective use of borders. Call us today for help with designing and installing beautiful hardscape designs.

Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC
Charleston, SC 29419
(843) 532-3270

Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC
2170 Bees Ferry Rd #3 Charleston SC 29419