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Posted on Jun 30, 2014

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Most gardens require some sort of border, whether it’s to keep the garden path separate from the flower bed, or the lawn or landscaping features such as sculptures and fountains. Either way it’s a great way to define your garden space.

One of the most popular materials used are bricks because they’re inexpensive, low maintenance and requires minimal effort to install. They can be used to create an attractive border in a number of different styles, including vertical edging or placing them diagonally at an angle of 45 degrees to create a jagged edge.

Bordering stones, flagstone and cobblestone are popular in creating a classic look best suited to a cottage garden or country property.

Stacking stones to create a solid wall will add texture, depth and create height, complementing the plants and surrounding features.

While logs and railway sleepers offer a distinctive, rustic look and are commonly used for paths, steps, raised borders, bridges and retaining walls. New sleepers are best for children’s play areas and seating areas.

If you prefer to go back to the basics, opt for a simple and natural border using plants.

 

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