Most people struggle with perfect garden borders, but this homeowner did something in 20 minutes!

This is the garden bed that is against the front of our home and it looks much different than when we moved in a few years ago. To define the line between the GRASS and the GARDEN, we installed (even though there was no ‘real’ install) inexpensive stone. These stones are a trapezoid shape – about 7 long on one side, about 5 long on the other side. Because of the stones shape, they can be layed in a straight line (by changing the direction with each one) OR on a curve (tight curve or gradual curve) to border a garden. One row high is just enough (that’s what I did) or these inexpensive stones can be stacked (staggering the joint) to create a taller garden border or retaining wall. They can also be used to create a firepit. Come see more on my blog NOW: http://www.jennaburger.com/2015/05/the-perfect-border-for-your-beds/

Time: 20 Minutes Cost: $60 Difficulty: Easy

 

the perfect border for your beds defining a garden s edge with stone, concrete masonry, flowers, gardening, outdoor living, raised garden beds

The garden before – only a few weeks ago…

 

the perfect border for your beds defining a garden s edge with stone, concrete masonry, flowers, gardening, outdoor living, raised garden beds

The new garden outlined with inexpensive stones

 

the perfect border for your beds defining a garden s edge with stone, concrete masonry, flowers, gardening, outdoor living, raised garden beds

New stone edge

 

the perfect border for your beds defining a garden s edge with stone, concrete masonry, flowers, gardening, outdoor living, raised garden beds

Because of the stones trapezoid shape, they can be layed in a straight line (by changing the direction with each one) OR on a curve (tight curve or gradual curve) to border a garden.

 

the perfect border for your beds defining a garden s edge with stone, concrete masonry, flowers, gardening, outdoor living, raised garden beds

Our front porch ready for the Spring + Summer!

To see more: http://www.jennaburger.com/2015/05/the-perfect-border-for-your-beds/