Garden beds create a small controlled space, making it the ideal place to grow edibles like fruits and herbs, or to plant perennials. The borders are usually used for a garden bed that is placed at a higher level than the area immediately surrounding it. They are an important component of raised garden beds, as they form the frame in which the soil for the bed is placed. In addition, they assist in keeping the soil in the bed intact, and in preventing erosion. Because there is no erosion, the nutrients remain in the beds, and this causes the plants to flourish and thrive.
The garden borders also play another very important role, as they help to stop the spread of grass roots, so that the grass does not invade your garden bed. In addition, planting in the raised beds makes tending to them a lot easier, and the better drainage encourages the growth of the plants, thereby ensuring a better yield. It's the perfect solution to a soggy garden.
Garden borders offer a great deal of versatility when setting up your garden, as they are available in a range of styles and shapes. These edges can make your garden look a lot more attractive, as it is possible to create a circle, square, or rectangular design with the borders. Also, you may opt to make the border end freely, and then create an undulating design.
There are garden border kits that you can purchase from Frame it all, which have stackable joints that allow you to raise the level of the edgings to the desired height. The borders are modular in design, which allows for a range of design options, which can be either angular or subtle.
The borders are made of composite wood, which is safe and non-toxic, as it has not been treated with harmful chemicals. This eco-friendly alternative is strong and durable. The colors are natural, which makes it a lot easier for them to blend into the landscape, without detracting from the attractive design of the garden. In addition, the composite wood is resistant to rotting and warping, so it won't be affected by the weather extremes.
Installation of the garden borders is quite easy, and in just a few hours, you can have your garden looking great. All you need to put the borders in place are a screwdriver, hammer, and tape measure. The garden borders by Frame it all require very little maintenance, and are the ideal solution for those persons looking to add some texture to their garden space.
Border garden beds are wonderful additions to your landscape when you want to highlight an edge, such as a driveway, fence, walkway, front porch, or patio. They can be used to delineate visual boundaries or create physical compartments in your landscape. When it comes to highlighting permanent features, such as a trellis or gazebo, or dividing spaces in your yard or vegetable garden, border gardens are just the thing. As they often follow an edge, they are usually rectangular in shape, but can also be designed to include gentle curves for less formal gardens.
Most gardeners plant taller annuals and perennials to the back of these beds, placing shorter items towards the front. Border beds can be created to spotlight long seasons of bloom on a continuum or focused around a one-season spectacular show. If you opt for the one-season showcase, be sure to plan the rest of your landscaping to balance out the seasons during which your border bed lies fallow.
Nearby shrubs, ground cover, and ornamental grasses can help your yard to that regard and can offer visual interest and texture year-round. I prefer to choose interesting foliage, such as hostas and alumroots, and long-lasting blooms like coreopsis.