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We can do everything to make it perfect, the garden does as it pleases with the appearance of weeds. And sometimes, the weedkiller is not always the most effective. Never mind, there are a multitude of tips to make your garden borders more aesthetic. Branches or logs of wood, terracotta or slate tiles, natural stones or earthenware tiles ... Discover our solutions for impeccable garden borders!
1. The plessis
Made from flexible branches like those of the hazel or chestnut, the plessis is a natural garden border. It is done by braiding branches (ideally 2 meters long) around stakes buried 30 cm deep. It is the ideal solution for distinguishing beds and other well-erected plants. One can easily imagine it in country gardens in a bohemian, bucolic and English style.
2. Logs of wood
Do you have wood, like birch, unusable for the chimney fire? Rather than throwing it away, how about using it for your garden borders? Remember to put a layer of sand before placing your logs, to facilitate the flow of rainwater and prevent the wood from rotting too quickly. Of course, these are not the most durable modules over time, but wooden logs are ideal for offering natural and authentic garden borders.
3. The wooden boards
Nothing could be simpler than a garden border made with wooden planks. The advantage is that you can determine as you see fit, the height and length of the boards and your border. In practice, if you have a long board, you can install it horizontally. But for a lasting result, we advise you to cut your board into several pieces and plant them vertically around the area to be delimited. For a tropical and exotic result, also think of the famous bamboo!
For a country house-style garden, terracotta tiles are great materials for creating impeccable garden borders. Dig a small groove in the chosen location and insert the tiles, making them slightly protrude from the ground. Prefer a staggered arrangement for a casual look and align them perfectly for a more contemporary result. Good to know: this tip is also valid with slate tiles! All you have to do is choose your favorite material!
5. Pebbles and gravel
Another solution could not be easier for impeccable garden borders. The idea is to dig a small ditch around your plantations to fill them with natural stones. Gravel is the most economical but least practical solution. Remember that the lighter the stones, the easier they will move. Pebbles and large stones, despite their higher costs, are therefore to be preferred. In all cases, this type of border is perfect for seaside homes and Japanese gardens.
6. Ceramic tiles
For a sunny and colorful garden, ceramic tiles are on the rise! Let it be said right away, it is the most expensive solution for making garden borders. But for small spaces like a plant bed or a small terrace, the tiles are well worth it. With their patterns and prints, they attract all eyes and give the impression of being on vacation all year round. To design this type of garden border, you must imperatively make a cement border on which you will stick the ceramic tiles.