Table of contents:
- Beauty and order in a suburban area: we make fences for bushes and beds
- Classic materials for fencing
- Modern options for decorative beds, borders, fences
- Installation of flower beds and bush holders on the site
Video: Fences For Garden Beds With Your Own Hands - How To Make A Fence For A Front Garden, Flower Garden Or Vegetable Garden, Step By Step Instructions With A Photo
Beauty and order in a suburban area: we make fences for bushes and beds
Decorative fences give the suburban area an original and well-groomed look. With their help, it is convenient to divide the area into thematic zones. And making simple fences for bushes and flower beds is not difficult with your own hands.
1 Classic materials for fencing
- 1.1 Fences made of wood
- 1.2 Brick fences
1.3 Products from flat and corrugated slate
1.3.1 Video: how to make a bed of flat slate
- 1.4 Natural stone fences
- 1.5 Metal fences
- 1.6 Photo gallery: options for fences from different materials
- 1.7 Video: beautiful garden fences
2 Modern options for decorative beds, borders, fences
2.1 Flexible curb tape
2.1.1 Video: how to decorate the beds using border tape
2.2 Garden board and constructor
2.2.1 Video: how to assemble a garden bed from a garden constructor
- 2.3 Plastic bottles
- 2.4 Photo gallery: types of plastic fences
3 Installation of flower beds and bush holders on the site
- 3.1 How to make a flower bed from plastic bottles
3.2 Making plastic shrub holders
3.2.1 Video: plastic pipe support for bushes
Classic materials for fencing
Beds, flower beds, front gardens are not a new trend of the times, but an integral part of a suburban area a long time ago. The territory, divided into zones by decorative fences, looks beautiful, which help the beds and flower beds to maintain their shape after rains, prevent the spread of weeds, and retain moisture. The neat shrubs are pleasing to the eye, the branches of which are raised, and do not slope to the ground. And the grape vines, fixed on trellises, complete the pleasant picture. Usually, the plots use materials left over from construction work, or buy affordable ones.
Fences give the site a neat look and help divide the area into thematic zones
Fences made of wood
Wood is an affordable building material. Any of its types are used - boards, logs, beams, slabs, even cut branches. Palisades, picket fences, wickerwork, hedges adorn many homestead plots. Wooden structures give a feeling of closeness to nature, easily fit into any landscape, and are simply repaired. The material lends itself well to processing, so the fences can be made independently. When choosing a tree, you need to take into account that you will have to fork out a little for special means for treating insects, fungus, etc.
New or old bricks are widely used to create the sides. The main requirement is to select a size sufficient to dig into the ground, and at least one whole corner, without chips. The brick is dug in diagonally with "teeth", then covered with lime or paint. It turns out to be a durable, reliable and beautiful frame for the garden. Also, bricks are dug in vertically, laid horizontally around low flower beds, and whole compositions are built with the help of cement. But if you do not have the material left over from the construction or dismantling of the old building, then even the construction of a medium-sized flower bed will not be a cheap pleasure.
If you use the material left over after parsing the old brick wall, the fence for the flower bed will turn out to be not only beautiful, but also cheap.
Products from flat and corrugated slate
The material has all the properties of an ordinary stone: durable, insensitive to moisture, does not burn, durable, not subject to various destructions. Even if you don't have old slate, this is not a problem. You can get it at an affordable price. A color version has appeared on sale, and there is no need for a separate painting. To form a bed, it is enough to dig the sheets into the ground to the required depth, depending on how high the side is required.
- after heavy rains, the fence may warp and must be corrected;
- at high temperatures, the earth in such beds dries out faster due to the low thermal conductivity of the slate.
These disadvantages are easy to eliminate. To strengthen the sides, it is necessary to drive metal pegs along the perimeter of the structure and do not forget to water the garden more often on hot days.
Video: how to make a bed of flat slate
Natural stone fencing
The construction made of stones and cobblestones looks very impressive and natural. To achieve such naturalness, you need to try to adjust the elements to each other in shape, select them in size and fasten them with a solution. The only drawback of such a structure is that the heavy material sags over time, so you have to restore the bed.
Original fences for flower beds can be built from flat or three-dimensional natural stone of different colors
Scraps of iron pipes and rods have always been used in suburban areas:
- short ones are used as props for the sides of the beds;
- medium cuttings, connected with ordinary wire, perfectly lift heavy branches of bushes;
- long ones serve well as pillars for trellises when tying raspberries and grapes.
Bumpers for garden beds are made of thin sheet iron. But in the ground, this material rusts and corrodes. If you use metal structures with polymer and galvanized coatings, then the curbs will last for more than a dozen years. The only drawback is the high price.
Photo gallery: options for fences made of different materials
The original solution is a flower bed of horizontally fixed boards installed in several tiers
A wicker flower bed will give the site an original and distinctive look
Another interesting solution for the site is a flower bed made of driftwood
A wooden square on four props is the most common type of fence for spreading shrubs.
The good old classic - a diagonally laid brick border - an excellent solution for fencing flower beds
Fences of any height and shape can be created from bricks laid horizontally and fastened with cement mortar
The minimum amount of money, time and effort with maximum benefit - slate beds
Natural stone fences give the landscape a natural look
Bumpers for flower beds are made of sheet iron
Video: beautiful fences for garden beds
Modern options for decorative beds, borders, fences
Plastic is one of the most attractive modern materials for garden fences. It does not need much maintenance, is easy to install, strong and durable. But when buying, you need to require certificates to be sure of environmental safety.
Flexible curb tape
A plastic cloth with a wavy surface of green or brown color has a height of 20 to 50 centimeters. The advantages of the curb tape are obvious:
- simple installation with a minimum of tools: large stapler, scissors, tape measure and scoop;
- it is easy to give it the desired shape;
- does not rot, does not decompose in the soil.
The only but significant disadvantage is low strength. The material is easily susceptible to mechanical stress.
Video: how to decorate the beds with border tape
Garden board and constructor
Another option for plastic boards is a garden board. It is durable, can withstand heavy loads, and has a smooth surface. Width - up to 15 cm, length - up to 3 meters. For ease of connection, the boards are equipped with special fasteners. A variety of colors allows you to collect bright, colorful compositions.
A type of curb tape is a garden constructor. Outwardly, it looks like a wooden block. Important advantages are the ability to vary the shape and size, as well as ease of installation. It is enough to connect the individual elements with each other using fasteners and press the structure into the wet ground. The downside is the high cost.
Video: how to assemble a garden bed from a garden constructor
If the plot is large, then the cost of landscaping it using flexible tape or garden boards will be large. And here plastic bottles can help us out. It is enough to pick them up with the same volume, cover them with sand for stability and strength, and dig them upside down into the ground about half the height. If you use containers of different colors, then it is better to install in a certain order. Then the border will look the most aesthetically pleasing. To add brightness, you can paint the resulting fence with water-based paint.
Photo gallery: types of plastic fences
Flexible plastic tape is ideal for decorating flower beds and beds
The garden constructor is easy and simple to assemble and install, and the flexible connection of its elements will help to make a flower bed or garden bed of any shape
No need to throw away empty plastic containers: bottles can be used to build an excellent fence for garden beds
A garden board is a very beautiful and easy-to-install border that looks like real boards
Plastic structures look aesthetically pleasing
Installation of flower beds and bush holders on the site
When choosing a material, it is necessary to rely not only on the advantages and disadvantages of the latter, but also take into account what the future structures will be intended for, for which plants and for what purpose they are installed:
- to protect plants from children or animals, it is appropriate to make a high fence;
- for visual zoning of the site, a rather low side is enough;
- a structure dug deep into the ground will help prevent the growth of roots;
- so that the branches of grapes and other climbing plants do not creep along the ground, a support is needed that will provide space for growth and good ventilation.
How to make a flower bed from plastic bottles
A plastic bottle fence is the most affordable and easy to manufacture option. Literally during the winter, you can collect so much of the necessary material that it will be enough for more than one site. In addition to accessibility, it attracts the ability to give the sides any shape.
To make a fence, you will need:
- plastic containers;
- rope (cord) and pegs;
- scoop or small shovel;
- sand (small stones, dry clay, etc.) for filling plastic containers;
- oil or water-based paint.
- Wash and dry bottles.
Fill the prepared containers with sand (or other loose substance) to give strength and stability to the structure.
For the structure to be stable and durable, the bottles must be filled with sand
Using a rope stretched over pegs driven into the ground, outline the outline of the future flower bed. The shape can be different, and the width should not exceed 1 meter, in order to avoid difficulties with watering and weeding in the future.
The contour of the future bed is outlined with the help of pegs driven into the ground and a rope stretched between them
- Dig a trench 8-10 cm deep along the outline.
- Place the prepared bottles with the neck down as tight as possible to each other.
- Pour soil into the flowerbed to obtain the required height and fix the fence.
- Paint the border.
A flower bed made of plastic bottles can be quickly made
Making plastic shrub holders
You can make them with your own hands using any materials at hand. But the tree eventually darkens, rots, a fungus can start in it, and the iron rusts and becomes covered with corrosion. Plastic does not have these disadvantages. Pipes made from it are an excellent material for fencing. For assembly you will need:
fiberglass reinforcement (4 mm) - 4–5 m;
The holder legs are connected with fiberglass reinforcement
- pipes - 4 m;
- plugs for them - 8 pieces.
Cut the pipes into eight pieces 50 cm long. It is convenient to do this using a hacksaw for metal or a special tool - a pipe cutter.
A long polypropylene pipe is cut into parts of the required size using a pipe cutter, and if this tool is not available, a hacksaw is used for metal
- Drill a through hole in each post at a distance of 4–5 cm from the edge.
Stretch fiberglass reinforcement through them.
Reinforcement is pulled through holes in plastic racks
- Drive the racks evenly into the ground around the bush.
- Align the reinforcement and fix it in the last post.
- Close the upper ends of the pipes with plugs.
Video: plastic pipe support for bushes
Decide on the general style in the design of the site. Choose the right material and create an original and functional fence for your shrub or flower bed. Turn on your imagination and create without limiting yourself in anything. Your reward will be rave reviews from friends and neighbors and, of course, a comfortable and neat vegetable garden.
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