Borders are pretty and subtle both at the same time. If you have a sprawling home with an elaborate garden, you may be a little too concerned about the smooth and graceful curves of the paver border that separate it from the walkway. These days, painted aluminum and steel are the most sought after borders because they provide a refined look to your paved walkway. These borders also effectively prevent the grassroots from trespassing into the walkways. The plastic borders have a prominent bulge that appear on the top edge and works best on an easy terrain. If you have a undulated walkway it is best that you install a paver border.
If you are thinking of a border that is cost effective, opt for aluminum over steel as it is lighter too. It weighs about 41 pounds for every 100 feet and steel weights 225 pounds for the same. There are plenty of other inexpensive borders that are available in the market. Try and visit a local quarry and collect pieces of granite that can be used to border the garden.
You could also use flattened tires and these have amazing qualities that help them last longer. Most tires stretches do not rot or are never chewed upon by pets. You can also use landscaping borders as it actually looks nice and is free. You must have seen old neighbors use the old rain gutters and turn them upside down by burying the edges.
Cut logs are also great if you want to revamp and reorganize your borders. The garden beds can be effectively sidelined by these borders and can be obtained from arborist and other landscape companies dealing with these products. If you look around your neighborhood, you can find similar products.
Finally, a cost effective way of revamping your borders is by using concrete and rock. Both these are very cheap and can be found almost everywhere. You can dig up the Earth or even order for different sized rocks and place them in a zig-zag fashion to border your garden and the walkway.
If you want to spruce up your borders in no time, you could also bring in professional help. For most of us gardening may be an easy vocation which we love and try to do things on our own. But this may not be easy all the time, so bring the help!
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