Concrete bedframe? - Trendy alternatives
With creativity, garden beds can be visually and diversified. In addition to a concrete bed surround, there are many alternatives.
Stoneware bed surround for the rock garden
Stones are by far the most common material as a change from concrete. Clinkers such as natural stones, bricks or granite are used in the rock garden as a bedding border. If they are embedded ten to twenty centimeters into the ground, the lawnmower can drive along the edge.
Stone casting - the cost-effective alternative for landscape gardens
If you are in the mood for manual work, the cheaper mortar is an alternative. This allows the gardener to let his creativity run free while making small sculptures or flower tubs for the terrace. Thus, a garden can always be equipped with other designs.
Beet edges for simple gardens
Even cheaper are plastic or rubber bed edges for easy garden design. Unfortunately, they are not very durable and it can quickly happen that they are damaged in gardening. In frost, the material can break - but they are more practical than concrete and can be used quickly.
Wood for the natural garden
As a natural building material wood fits perfectly into the cottage garden. However, untreated wood in the soil starts to rot quickly. To ensure that bed borders remain beautiful for a long time, wood should be treated as a palisade with protection against the weather.
Steel and metal surrounds
Above all, thin plug-in profiles made of galvanized steel, stainless steel or aluminum have been very popular for quite some time. They are almost indestructible and cheap to come and fit modern, tidy Mediterranean-style gardens. They are round, oval or angular and can be easily plugged.
Instead of concrete lawn edges as delineation
Another type of bed enclosure is to draw a ditch between the bed and lawn edge and fill with mulch. This looks particularly harmonious for those who mulch their beds and fill the ditch with a different color. Color matching flowers make the harmony garden complete.
Delimiting beds in the natural garden
Another option of the natural variant is the seamless transition between the bed and the lawn. The so-called "English lawn edge" can often be found in natural gardens. As there are larger differences in altitude over time, the edge in between will eventually level with topsoil.
Ideas with perennials for large plots
Of course, the owner of a large garden can also use plants. Framing flower beds with low perennials gives the impression of standing in a park. A good choice are geraniums, dwarf gazelles for rose beds and honorary prizes.
Boxwood from noble to romantic
Boxwoods are ideal for bedding. In nursing they are frugal and can be trimmed to any size suitable for the bed. Whether generous or smaller - in comparison to concrete, the bush creates a noble and romantic garden ambience at the same time.
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