Curb Appeal n a Day: Renew planter beds Get garden beds into shape by pruning growth, pulling weeds, planting flowers, and adding new mulch to restore color that was taken away by sunlight and harsh weather. If stone or brick borders your bed, consider cleaning and resetting any pieces that are soiled or dislodged. If your border is old or tired-looking, try upgrading to stone.
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Flagstone Edging Define the space between bed and lawn by stacking rocks. Flagstone and bluestone feature wide, flat faces and lend a romantic English country feeling to a garden. Irregular in shape and thickness, flagstones are durable and stack securely in this garden.
Would love to create some flowers beds in the front patio area of my house, cause what came with my house isn't very deep (in the ground) as far as planting area, and these I could make and arrange myself and add to the "look" of my house that I'm after.
The Elements of Good Garden Design from Better Homes and Gardens. Rely on these artistic principles to take the mystery out of garden design, even if you are working with a professional: Lines-Curved, Straight, Horizontal, and Vertical | Light, Texture, and Form | Scale, Pattern, and Balance | Unity, Contrast, and Color | Rhythm and Variety.
Flower bed border how-to: I'm currently struggling with a border on a sloped bed. I hope this will ease my frustration!
Laying flat brick along your garden bed borders makes it easy for a mower to keep grass in check without the need for edging or trimming. Love this idea. Large flat stones would be great too!
Aluminum edging for flower beds - almost disappears visually but keeps weeds out (you can even mow over it)