Borders in Gardens Are Both a 3-D Element And An Area For Planting

A garden border provides a defined area for planting and a three-dimensional element for the yard. Some of the critical elements for a garden are lawns, paving, and borders. When you design a border for your yard you are defining something that will make a big impact on your space. As you spend time considering the shape that is will be seen as on the lawn, what type of character (rubber edging, stone retaining walls, etc) and the type of planting it will provide your yard really is being defined.

You have to decide how you want borders to fit in the scheme of things in your garden. Do you want to break up an area in your yard, maybe for a planting bed? Do you want to create the illusion of some more distance between you and your neighbors? Do you want to take a long narrow space and break it up by putting in a set of formal geometrical borders? Or do you want to have an informal edge-strip border that goes around the perimeter of your yard? Our MN landscape designers can show you how different choices of borders could make your yard look completely different.

Here are just six different types of border that you can put in a yard that will accomplish different things. The edge-strip border that uses the boundary fence as a part of it. The geometrical border relates to some sort of formal design. The island border that is set within the lawn. The peninsular border comes out from a boundary fence. The border runs right up against the wall of your house. And the final one is the border that relates to some sort of functional scheme in your yard like it goes around the birdbath or the sundial.

The edgings used for the borders can include landscape edging, brickwork, retaining walls of stone, concrete, etc. Call us today at 952-292-7717 to talk about your borders today.