Fences and fences for flower beds: top 9 best design options
When creating flower beds on your own site, the question arises: how to combine all the flower beds into a common composition. I want to plant different flowers, and in large quantities, but there is a fear that together they will not create a common landscape. No need to be afraid. If you install the same fencing for flower beds, the landscape will receive the effect of completeness. It is fences or fences that emphasize the unity of style, combine all the links of flower beds in one chain. Consider the most interesting options for their design.
Choice of height and type of fence
First of all, decide why you need a fence. If his task is simply to separate the flower garden from the lawn or path, then it is enough to put light, low fences for the flowerbed. If flowers require protection from pets or babies, which, for example, may get hurt by rose spikes or cut buds, then the fence should be chosen higher so that it does not want to jump over: about 40 cm.
Ready-made plastic fences are used only for decorative purposes - to emphasize the border of the flower garden. They will not be able to hold bulk soil in tall flower beds.
A completely different task is performed by fencing on flower beds raised above the ground. They must hold the edges of the flower garden so that the soil does not spill. And in this case, lightweight constructions will not help, because they themselves must be strengthened so as not to stagger from the wind. For such purposes, it is better to choose stone, brick, concrete or glass bottles enclosures that are easily mounted with their own hands, suitable for beds of any geometry and height.
Another task that the fence can solve is blocking the roots of perennials. There are plants, for example, fern, whose roots spread so quickly outside the flower garden that they must be stopped in time. For this, there are protective plastic tapes that are buried 2/3 deep into the soil and there create an impenetrable wall. From above the ribbons look like light miniature borders and will become a beautiful contour for the flowerbed.
The curb tape is often used as a fence of a flower bed from a lawn because it does not pass grass roots to a flower bed
What fences can be made of wood?
Fence from snags
The tree, as a natural material, looks organically on the beds in a rustic style, where the landscape contains wooden benches, carvings or objects of rural life (a well, a decorative cart, etc.). The simplest version of a decorative fence for a flower bed is laying along its edge of curved tree trunks. In this case, the first edging is created, and after that the earth is poured and plants are planted. Be sure to clear the tree of bark so that it is not spoiled by beetles.
The geometry of the future flowerbed is formed from tree trunks and only then it is covered with soil and plants are planted
Often flower beds are edged with wood chocks. To do this, cut the same logs, calculating the height so that 20 cm is buried deep. Then each block of wood is freed from the bark and treated with an antiseptic so that it does not rot. A good option is to wrap the bottom of the logs in the roofing material, which will not allow moisture from the soil to spoil the fence. To make the fence even, they dig a groove 20 cm deep around the perimeter of the flowerbed, put logs tightly into it and fill it with soil, tamping well. Such a fence can stand for a good ten years, if the chocks are protected from moisture.
Wood chocks should have the same diameter. Then the fence will look monolithic and neat. But the height may be different
Instead of logs, decorative fences for flower beds can be made from boards. On sale, they are almost gone, because they superseded plastic models with imitation of wood texture.
Usually, during the construction of a house, the owners often have all kinds of trimmed boards, from which you can make a kind of fence
The fence from the remnants of the lining looks very impressive. They put it in a rifled form from a flower bed, and the upper edge is sharpened with a triangle.
A very delicate and elegant fence is wicker from willow branches. To create it, you must first prepare the rods. Willows grow near many bodies of water, but cutting branches is better in early spring. At this time, it is easier to peel off the bark, and the rods are quite mobile. Having prepared an armful of branches, it is brought to the site, freed from the bark and proceed to installation, while the willow is malleable.
The simplicity of weaving willow barriers allows you to raise them to any height to protect the flower garden from attacks by animals or children
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- Pegs of the same diameter and height are driven in along the perimeter of the flower garden, which will serve as a support for the wattle fence. Try to put them at close range to make the fence strong.
- They begin to weave from the edge of the flowerbed, which is invisible on the front side.
- Each branch should braid the pegs so that alternation is obtained: one peg of the vine will bypass the front, the second - behind, etc. The ends of the branches are nailed to the pegs so that they do not stick out.
- Tap each row with a hammer so that the branches lie more densely on each other. Then after drying, your fence will not pass through large holes.
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Options for fences made of stone and brick
The device of the stone border
The power to make stone fences for every summer resident, because the material is full in the garden, in the fields and even near the forest. Installation will depend on the size and shape of the collected stones. If you want to make a edging of large cobblestones, lining them in one row, then it is enough to dig a trench, pour it with concrete and put all the pebbles on it, pressing it tightly to each other. If you need a higher fence, it is better to collect flat stones. The first row is placed on a concrete cushion, and the rest is laid with a concrete mortar, in which building glue for outdoor work is added for strength.
Flat stones are fastened together with cement mortar, although if the fence is low, you can just lay them on top of each other
The last fashionable “trick” is luminous stones. There is a luminescent paint on sale that covers the fence, and it accumulates energy from the sun in a day. In the evening, all flower beds will be illuminated by a discreet subdued light, which will make the territory especially mysterious.
Luminous stones can be created from natural stones, coated with a special paint, or from gypsum, which includes a luminous substance
If you create a brick fence, then just dig the bricks with an angle into the ground. Due to the smooth edges, they will hold each other tightly without any ligament.
Angled bricks create a solid and solid fence, but require periodic tinting or whitewashing for greater aesthetics
For a higher fence, the brick is laid in several rows according to the same principle as in the construction of buildings: they dig a groove, pour concrete into it, put the first row of bricks, connecting the sides with cement mortar. They begin to lay the next row so that the joints of the bricks fall in the middle of the bricks of the previous row. The seams are stitched to give a beautiful look.
A brick fence in several rows is performed on the principle of a checkerboard: the seams between bricks in different rows should not coincide
Using materials at work
With your own hands you can create such a fence for a flower bed, which will cost inexpensively and will look very peculiar. To do this, you should not be afraid to experiment with materials that are at hand. For example, with glass bottles. Despite the apparent fragility of the glass, this material can withstand frost and scorching heat, which can not be said about thin plastic. If you create a flowerbed for more than one year, it is better to use not plastic, but glass bottles. For strength, fill their interior with sand. You can also paint small gravel and fill it up, especially if the bottles are from ordinary, not colored glass. Gravel will give your fence the desired color, and outside such a flower bed will look unusual.
Putting colored sand or fine gravel in transparent glass bottles will give the fence a specific color for greater effect.
The mounting technology is the same for all bottles: they are half-buried in the ground. Most often r downstairs. If you plan to install the upside down, be sure to close them with the same plugs and lay them downhill. This will give the flower garden a special charm. From above all the necks can be entwined with a bright rope or chain.
It is easy to mount with your own hands a very unusual fence for a flower bed from music disks. In each house, over time, mountains of spoiled disks accumulate, and if you connect your own children to the collection, they will also apply material from their friends. All disks must be linked together so that they become links in the same chain. Expect each chain to have approximately 6 drives. More will sag. Ready links are fixed to the pegs dug around the perimeter of the flower bed. It can be done in one row, and if the fantasy does not appease, then in 2-3 rows. Such a fence sparkles from afar, and all passers-by will certainly turn around to your flower beds.
To create a fence, you do not need to look for ready-made forms. The farm will always find improvised materials and things that can be used in the decor of flower beds
Do not be afraid to experiment! Even if the first time your fencing does not seem very spectacular to you, you can always fix or supplement them. But the landscape will immediately acquire the features of a single style, completeness and harmony. You can learn more ideas in this video: