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You’ve planted your favorite perennials and set up your flower bed. Yet, it feels like something’s missing. The flower bed feels a little bare. You’ve got enough color going on with the different bulbs that were planted, but what else can be done? You can give your flower bed but also your entire yard more style by adding unique edging to it. From stone to wood and everything in between, there are so many possibilities and creative ways that you can add personality to your beautiful garden. Let’s delve into some ways that you can give your flower bed new life.
If you’ve got access to a saw or know someone who does, then this is a prime opportunity to turn some of your older logs into decor for your yard. Flat logs are a lovely way to create an edge for your flower bed. Not only that but it might even make for a fun way for the kids to hop back and forth across them.
This is an oldie, but a goodie. Putting up wooden fence posts and interlacing them with a set of sturdy ropes will create a more rustic look around the flowers. This is also an inexpensive way to add visual interest to the flower bed.
Gravel and larger rocks are perfect to not only give your flower bed character, but they are a great way to create natural drainage in your garden. You won’t have to worry about the soil not draining properly since excess water can easily pass through the rocks. This is also easy to set up. However, you might run into the issue of having to make a run to go and purchase more rocks. So you’ll need to make sure that you have a healthy supply available.
Metal and slate are some of the best materials to use if your garden has a lot of curves. Adding a curved edge to your flower bed will lead the eye to it. It will be as if you are following a path that leads through your lovely garden.
Cor-ten is a low-maintenance material that is also known as “weathering steel”. It appears naturally as a warm, rust-colored steel. It works especially well with raised beds and sloped landscapes. You can easily create a natural pathway that gives those slopes more of a gentle edge.
If you have the patience, you can create an edge in the garden consisting of polished pebbles. This will give your yard or garden more texture and interest. Especially if you are using the mosaic to create a contrast between the greenery from the cool, gray concrete.
If you’ve been collecting garden hoses for the past few years (we won’t judge) you can use them as a material to edge your garden. By weaving them together, you can build a fence to line the edge of the garden.
You can combine natural rock and glass to give interest and color to your garden. It’s best to use polished glass pebbles that you can buy from outdoor home supply or craft stores. You can choose your favorite color or a combination of many to give your garden a whimsical look.
Wine bottles are versatile. They can be used to not only store wine, but as candle holders and now, as a way to give your garden a unique border. Once they are empty, they can be turned upside down and placed in the soil. This will create the appearance of a glass border composed of wine bottles. You can also stagger them so that some are lower than the others.
You don’t have to use wood and stone to edge your garden or flower bed. Natural borders also work to create visually appealing borders for your garden. Consider planting your favorite herbs outside of your main flower bed. Rosemary and thyme are a good example of the herbs that can be used to edge your garden.
Limestone has so many uses both inside and outside of the home when it comes to decorating. It works especially well to create a barrier between your flower bed and the rest of the yard. These are a stackable and stable stone that will give the yard more of a visual impact.
We’ve all seen the images of the house with the white picket fence. Now, this can be incorporated in your yard. A small, mini fence will give your garden a quaint and warm feeling. One that makes you think of apple pies and warm spring days.
If you already have limestone or another large rock structure in your garden, adding LED lights can create more visual depth. Stringing the lights beneath the rock layers will give your flower bed or garden a warm glow at night. This is an inexpensive option to make your garden more whimsical.
Your garden is a peaceful place where you can relax and enjoy nature. It only makes sense that you want it to reflect your personal taste and style. Adding a stone or wooden edge to your flower bed will help with giving your garden visual interest and helping with irrigation. You can even experiment with different materials to get the look that fits your yard.e