Borders for beds: types of materials, manufacturing methods


To make the site look well-groomed and modern, many owners pay attention to its design.

After all, not only vegetable beds are needed, but also beautiful islands of flowerbeds with multi-colored filling. Therefore, the original and harmonious look they give the original borders for beds and beds. Yes, it is the beds. The garden can also be decorated and reasonably planned. Some invite design experts for this purpose. And many people love to do everything with their own hands.

Modern summer residents are trying to make certain innovations in the design of the site. Today we will consider options for ideas on how to create a curb for a flower bed. First you need to understand the role played by garden curbs. Such constructions are necessary for:

  1. Decorations. Any composition requires registration. Even the most beautiful flowers will look with a border of extraordinary material more harmoniously. It can be in harmony with the design of the house or garden, and, perhaps, a separate point of emphasis - this is up to the owner.
  2. Restrictions on the growth of plants beyond the bed. Low curbs (up to 30 cm) will not save from the "relocation" of weed seeds to the flowerbed, but the root system of the inhabitants of the flowerbed will not be able to overcome them.
  3. Clear separation of plants in the flowerbed by zones or varieties. Especially when creating a stepped composition it helps a lot. And also makes perennial care more organized. If these are tulips, then even when they bloom, you will not have to mark on the flowerbed where they grew. A practical border will help out this time too.
  4. Maintain purity and aesthetics. Garden curbs prevent land from entering the path, which prevents dirt from appearing in rainy weather. At the same time, you can be calm that the water does not carry sand from the track to the flower bed.
  5. The protection of pets and children. Border fencing immediately helps protect the flower beds from visiting animals (oddly enough). And kids will not be able to run through the curb, which will protect them from unnecessary injuries.

In addition to all the above, such fences give uniqueness and uniqueness to each section. Especially if you make curbs for flowerbeds with your own hands.

Materials for borders - choose options

The main parameters of borders for beds and beds are:

  • the form;
  • material.

Therefore, the combination of these two components generates an enormous number of combinations. For independent creativity, everything that is at hand is suitable. The main condition - the material should be enough. Currently, in the stores you can also find inexpensive and practical options for making curbs on flowerbeds. To determine which material to choose, consider the most common types of fencing:

  • wooden;
  • stone;
  • concrete;
  • from scrap materials;
  • plastic etc.

The simplest type of a fencing of a bed, which, in general, does not require materials - is dug out. To accomplish it, you do not even need any available tools. They carve a Y-shaped trench along the perimeter of the flowerbed in the ground, clean it from dirt, debris and mulch with wood chips or peat. The depth of such a trench is determined by the type of soil in the flower bed and the shape of the root system of plants. Further care is pruning regrown sod. For this operation, Fokin’s flat-cutter, garden sharp knife or shovel is suitable. It will look like this fencing beds, you can look at the photo:

Borders from a tree

This is one of the inexpensive and affordable materials. It is not necessary to purchase new boards, you can use the remnants of construction work, packing pallets for cinder block or tile. In order to increase the service life of such a border for a flower bed, it is recommended to treat the blanks with varnish and antifungal compounds. For a wooden curb, you can come up with your own unique design, or you can use the advice of professionals and amateurs. So, choose:


It looks very impressive. It is good to make such decorative border for beds from wicker. Wooden thin chumps, even pegs and twigs will be needed. Wooden blanks are treated with antiseptic, driven into the ground around the perimeter. Willow twigs are intertwined around the pegs on both sides, trying to give the appearance of a basket. As an option, remove the bark from twigs, cover with a special compound. To weave such a curb for a flower bed is more convenient in sections. To increase the strength will help the carnations, which nail the ends of the rods to the chumps.

Log picket fence

You need logs that will have to be cut into cylinders. The height and thickness of the cylinders are selected depending on the size of the flower bed and plants. It varies from 15 to 50 cm. Very thin points are sharpened with an ax, the thicker ones dig into the ground to such a depth in order to ensure good stability. Cylinders should be located along the entire bed, tightly adjacent to each other. You can add variety to this type of wooden fence using the height of the logs. They are located on the same level, stepwise, randomly. The second option - cut hemp. It can be made straight or obliquely. The continuation of such a picket fence from a flower bed along a walkway or an arbor looks very impressive. The tree must be cleaned of bark and covered with a disinfecting primer. From coatings, it is best to apply stain, clear lacquer - this will emphasize the texture of wood. Paint is undesirable.

The pyramids

This type is most often used for vegetable beds. For flower beds, this option does not look very attractive. The most common form of the pyramid. Do boxes of different sizes with such an account so that they can fit on each other. Between them pour the ground in which the plants will grow. It is better to dye the box in one tone, but to grow crops of different colors. The middle part of the pyramid is filled with drainage. By the way, you can water it in it. Photos of such pyramids are very diverse.

Borders from a stone, concrete, a brick

Stone, brick, and concrete curbs

Spread without mortar adhesion or with the use of cement. The second option will provide the best quality to your facility. It looks very nice on a bed of stone curb. It can be made of granite, limestone, sandstone or another natural stone that is at your disposal. Laying is carried out by the "dry" method (without adhesion) or with the use of cement, as mentioned above. First, determine the shape of the future fencing flower beds. Then all the weeds, grass, and garbage are removed at this place. This strip is poured with mortar and immediately begin to lay stone. We try to arrange it as close as possible to each other. The resulting voids are filled with cement or small pebbles. If you manage to withstand a certain pattern, then everyone will be happy with the result. And the one who was engaged in creativity and those who will admire it.

Mosaic border for flower beds

Very unique and inimitable. It takes time, effort, the cost of buying cement, but the result justifies all the costs. To perform this option, you need to dig a ditch around a bed of 20 cm in depth. It is being dug around the entire perimeter and its width is 6-7 cm larger than planned. The bottom of the groove is covered with sand or gravel, then you have to make formwork. For this fit plywood, various boards. The resulting form is poured with a solution of sand and cement (3: 1) and allowed to harden slightly. Now begins the main work of the curb for the flower bed. Pieces of mosaic spread over the solution, trying to maintain the intended pattern. The material is fragments of colored glass, ceramic tiles, pebbles, small pebbles, beads. First make out the horizontal part of the curb. After the formwork is removed, you can continue to decorate the side surfaces. Pre-applied solution, cold-resistant glue. Its quantity should be commensurate with the laying time of the mosaic. Natural stone goes well with any kind of design, so despite the high cost, it is used quite often.


The second material in terms of frequency of use on the borders for flower beds can be called a brick. It is also laid in different ways - vertically, at an angle, horizontally, on the edge. Some craftsmen cover such a curb for flower beds with various types of paint, lime. Modern masters are increasingly choosing facing bricks.


In general, so various forms of borders for flowerbeds are made of concrete that it is impossible to describe them all. The main condition is the presence of concrete and enclosing structures. And the variants of such borders are better to look at the photo.

Other types of borders

Plastic or plastic

The plastic border for a bed is considered reliable, simple in production and durable. The preparatory work does not require, the cost is affordable, the choice of configurations is very wide. There is no need to invent special forms, you can take ready-made designs.

Plastic borders for beds and flower beds - a very profitable solution for any summer resident. For its manufacture often use plastic bottles. Here the flight of fancy is not limited to a simple fence. They make the shape of flowers, animals, plants.


A popular form because of its convenience and ease of construction is a ribbon curb for flower beds.

Special tape sold in garden stores. It is of various widths and colors.

Tape dropping into the ground in the middle of the width or slightly less. With its help, you can easily perform various twists and turns. It is very convenient in work, does not require special skills, although accuracy and care will be needed.

Among the popular types of curbs for flower beds should be noted metal, "live" (from plants), from automobile tires, using special ready-made forms.


We considered some options for ideas on how to make borders for flowerbot with your own hands. The finished result is well demonstrated photos of such options.

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