Border for flower beds
All of you gardening and floriculture enthusiasts certainly cannot miss the opportunity to get some more information on borders for flower beds. Yes, because borders are ornaments of fundamental importance to decorate and embellish the appearance of your precious garden as you like!
Do you think it's just that? Not at all!
The borders for flower beds they are very important for several factors. Don't know what they are? Read on and you will see some good ones.
We will also give you some extremely useful tips that you cannot miss!
Let's go then to find out something more on this topic. Ready?
WHAT ARE BORDERS FOR BEDS
What are flower bed borders? The name itself says it: they are "edges" that delimit the borders of the garden or, more specifically, of your flower beds. They can simply act as a perimeter or, if you want, they can become a very important decorative element to embellish your green spaces. Generally you can find borders for flower beds with a graceful and subtle appearance surround the areas where fountains, gazebos and, indeed, flower beds are located.
You can choose different types and for all tastes: they can in fact be made with perennials, masonry or sheet metal structures, wooden or wood-like constructions, concrete and even with stone.
They can be square, triangular, rectangular or circular. Depending on how much you intend to enhance your green area, and in this case your flowerbed, you can decorate the borders with small and graceful plaster columns or with the ornamental elements you prefer.
It is also possible to establish its height. Yes, because there are very low, medium, and normal ones. Of course, using a very high border for your flower bed could overshadow its beauty: you decide how you prefer! On the other hand, you are the owners of your garden: right?
YES, BUT WHAT THEY ARE FOR
The borders for flower beds, in addition to being of a strictly aesthetic nature, have the function of delimiting spaces to facilitate gardening operations. Try to imagine having to walk between converging flower beds, close together and without any space between them. It would be a real disaster! Instead, thanks to the borders, you can "tidy up" your garden by separating the flower beds, perhaps creating very useful walkable spaces between one and the other, so that the passage for fertilization and irrigation operations is not difficult.
Another not negligible aspect in the function of the borders is represented by their ability to delimit the growth of the vegetation present in the flower beds which, if not directed, could unpleasantly invade the nearby areas "overflowing" with annoying both aesthetic and practical effects. Yes, practical, because when you were engaged in cutting and pruning, it would be more difficult - without borders - to follow a sharp and clean line. You want to make your life easier, not complicate it. True? Well, if so, in this case you will find the borders for flower beds that are very practical in the creation and management of a well-kept, beautiful, practical and simple garden!
Border for flower beds: SOME USEFUL ADVICE
To choose the plant you want to be part of your bed border, you need to keep in mind a few important factors.
First of all, consider that the plants most suitable for use for borders are evergreen ones (otherwise called perennials). Then we find then the shrubs and finally some types of succulents.
Yes, because your border plants must respect some fundamental characteristics so that they can perform their important function in the best possible way.
For example, precisely because they must delimit an area avoiding "intrusions" of any kind, they must be very strong and resistant.
Also do not forget to evaluate the type of land on which you intend to plant the border. The soil must necessarily be suitable for the plant and above all rich in nutrients. A correct fertilization will surely have its beneficial and positive effects, in order to obtain perfect and long-lasting borders!
In which area of the garden are you going to place your garden border? Over there, by the pretty tool shed? In the shadow of the cottage? In the middle of the field, in full sun? Pay close attention to the correct placement of border plants: they must in fact remain for a long time, according to their main characteristics, in the area of your garden that will best accommodate them.
In all this thinking, you must not forget that you are using borders for flower beds not only for purely practical purposes, but also to make the garden of your dreams more beautiful, elegant, captivating and, why not, enviable!
Therefore, take great care in evaluating the plants to use: make sure that they are not too showy and gaudy because you run the risk of disfiguring the splendid flower beds that you have managed to compose with your hands.
Instead, make sure that the borders are elegant, but at the same time sober. Each has a particular taste in the choice of ornaments, and stands out from the others for this very reason. It's true. However, abound in decorations such as fuchsia plaster columns, small golden arches, phosphorescent orange filaments, well ... you have surely understood!