Beautiful well-groomed flower beds and neat flatbeds are impossible to imagine without the garden edging. There are many ways to arrange a flower bed or to shield fruits and vegetables. Garden edging for seedbeds and flower beds can be made of different materials: metal, plastic, wood, stone, brick or concrete. Manufacturers offer a variety of options of decorative fencing for the garden, but most gardeners use the materials at hand, showing ingenuity and imagination.
What are the functions of garden edging? In addition to decorative and aesthetic purpose fences for seedbeds and flower beds carry important practical benefits:
- give the order to garden and flower beds;
- limit the growth of weeds, which cannot penetrate beyond the recessed border;
- keep crop plants and flowers in limited area;
- do not give ground to crumble under watering, keep it fertile layer;
- reduce the movement of crawling pests;
- provide a more rational irrigation;
- make it easier to care for plants: weeding, fertilizing, weed control and other horticultural activities.
Original flower bed can be made of natural stone. Of course, in order stone garden edging would be beautiful and durable it is needed to spend a lot of time and efforts. The easiest way to make a border is to put it out of large stones in one row. More impressive will be the flower beds laid out in several layers and bonded with cement. Stone is heavy material and in order stone garden edging is doesn’t settle by the time it is desirable to take care of a safe concrete base. Stone garden edging is perfect for creating high beds and retaining walls in areas with difficult terrain.