Flower Bed Edging and Design

flower bed edging

Flower Bed Edging Ideas

Should you be into gardening, you certainly understand what a difference a border can make to your flower bed. It is not only about giving your garden a polished look. It is about improving beauty and creating your personal style.

Even though flower bed edging ideas are only limited by your imagination, here are some popular ideas that you can use to enhance the appearance of your flower bed.

  • Plants

    It is the most often used edging. You could use plants like shrubs, perennials, blooming plants or even smaller trees round the boundary of your flower bed. The concept is to have plants that are big enough to get noticed but not so big that you’d have to spend all your time pruning and maintaining them. A broad border would work for beds with taller flowers. You have tall edging to provide your home privacy and that is more desirable for the boundaries of your garden or when there is a garden seat. You could use blooming plants like asters, geraniums, chrysanthemums or tulips to make a vibrant flower bed border. If you prefer a hedge-like look, then select herbs.

  • Flagstones

    Typically folks use flagstones in the area between the lawn and the flower bed. This method of edging ultimately ends up giving the garden an English-garden look and feel. In addition, flagstones provide an outlet for water and make mowing and trimming fairly easy.

  • Terracotta Tiles

    You could use different coloured terracotta tiles cut into attractive size and shapes, and bury them partially near the flower bed. You do not have concern yourself with maintenance and at the same time end up with a fresh landscaping concept.

  • Bricks

    : You should use bricks, especially mismatched ones, to provide your flower bed a domino influence. Although many people make use of red brick, you can use colored versions too. This type of edging peice is simple to lay down and offers an easy outlet for water drainage from the flower bed.

Finally, the last word is to let your imagination for garden design run wild. In the picture above old red clay pots are being used as an effective border material. This is another vivid example of how just about any material can be used as effective flower bed edging.