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21 Garden Bed Borders, Edging Ideas for Vegetable and Flower Gardens

Vegetable and flower gardens plays quite a vital role in the home as they help in freshening the air resulting into better circulation of a cleaner air. They also act as beautification features and when proper demarcation and garden borders are applied, the entire flower beds and vegetable gardens ends up looking quite attracting and eye-catching. Given the relationship between human beings and nature, the best way to create vitality and vibrant atmosphere in your home is through use of vegetable and flower gardens. Here are some of the edging ideas for vegetable and flower gardens that you can make use of for a more inspiring home.

Although it is best to implement borders and edging when designing your garden, it can still be fairly easy to add an edge or change the border of an existing garden.



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Horizontal Brick Landscape Edging

Horizontal Brick Landscape Edging. Brick landscape edging is the most popular option in which bricks are cemented in place or simply dug into the soil. In order to make the movement of a mower easy while cutting the grass, bricks are laid flat. The other alternative is to cement the bricks in place to form a raised line one brick high along the garden edge. The spaces between the bricks should be eliminated by positioning the bricks together firmly so that the dirt does not slip through the gaps. Bricks set in the bed of sand help to reduce unevenness in settling and movement.

Brick landscape edging is the most popular option in which bricks are cemented in place or simply dug into the soil. In order to make the movement of a mower easy while cutting the grass, bricks are laid flat. The other alternative is to cement the bricks in place to form a raised line one brick high along the garden edge. The spaces between the bricks should be eliminated by positioning the bricks together firmly so that the dirt does not slip through the gaps. Bricks set in the bed of sand help to reduce unevenness in settling and movement.

Pros

  • Easily available.
  • Traditional but eye-catching look.
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • Discoloration because of dirt, moss and algae.
  • Possibility of unevenness when placed directly in soil.
  • Possibility of weed and grass growth between and over the bricks.
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Horizontal Brick Landscape Edging