Borders for flower beds
To all you gardening and floriculture enthusiasts you certainly can't miss the chance to get some more information on borders for flower beds. Yes, because the borders are ornaments of fundamental importance to decorate and embellish as you like the look of your precious garden!
Do you think it's just this? Not at all!
The borders for flower beds they are very important for several factors. Don't you know what they are? Read on and you'll see some good ones.
We will also give you extremely useful advice that you cannot miss!
Let's go then to discover something more on this topic. Ready?
WHAT ARE THE EDGE BOARDS
What are borders for flower beds? The name says it all: they are "edges" that delimit the boundaries of the garden or, more specifically, your flowerbeds. They can simply act as a perimeter or, if you want, they can become a very important decorative element to beautify your green spaces. Generally you can find borders for flower beds from the graceful and thin aspect to surround the areas in which are placed fountains, gazebos and, in fact, flowerbeds.
You can choose from different types and for all tastes: they can in fact be made with perennials, masonry or sheet metal structures, wooden or wood-like buildings, cement and even 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 colonnades in plaster or with the most favorite ornamental elements.
It is also possible to establish the height. Yes, because there are very low, medium and normal ones. Of course, using a very high border for your flowerbed could excessively hide its beauty: you decide how you prefer! On the other hand, you are the masters of your garden: right?
YES, BUT WHAT THEY NEED
Borders for flowerbeds, 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 flowerbeds, 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 between them, perhaps creating useful spaces that can be walked on from one to the other, so that passage for fertilizing and irrigation is not difficult.
Another not inconsiderable aspect in the function of the borders is represented by their ability to delimit the growth of vegetation present in the flowerbeds which, if not addressed, could invade neighboring areas unpleasantly "exuding" with annoying effects both aesthetic and practical. Yes, practical, because when you engage in cutting and pruning, it would be more difficult - without borders - to follow a clear and clean line. You want to make your life easier, not complicate it. True? Well, then if it is so, in this case you will find the borders for very practical flowerbeds in the creation and management of a well-kept, beautiful, practical and simple garden!
Border for flower beds: SOME USEFUL TIPS
To choose the plant you want to be part of your border for flower beds, you need to keep in mind some important factors.
First of all, consider that the plants most suitable for use in borders are the evergreen ones (otherwise called perennials). Later we find then the shrubby ones and finally some types of succulent plants.
Yes, because your border plants must respect some fundamental characteristics so that they can carry out 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. Proper fertilization will surely have its beneficial and positive effects, so as to obtain perfect and durable borders!
In which area of the garden are you going to place your border for flower beds? Over there, near the gracious 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 specific 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, appealing and, why not, enviable!
Take great care therefore in the evaluation of the plants to be used: make sure that they are not too showy and gaudy because you run the risk of disfiguring the beautiful flower beds that you have managed to put together with your hands.
Do rather so that the borders are elegant but at the same time sober. Each has a peculiar taste in the choice of ornaments, and stands out from the others precisely for this reason. It is true. However abound in decorations like columns of fuchsia plaster, small golden arches, orange phosphorescent filaments, well ... you have surely understood!