Borders are the chameleons of landscape design. It defines the areas in your landscape but essentially fades into the background. Here are 5 functions a border serves in a yard.
For a gravel driveway, borders serve to contain the gravel within the driveway and mark the area. Borders also improve the visibility of the pathway.
Borders serve as a preventative measure in keeping your lawn separate from your landscaped plantings. If you want a subtle container box which do not block the view or path, borders achieve that function. Borders serving as landscape edges also act as a neat frame on the ground for your plants and garden plots.
Borders can also acquire more space than a short strip around your perimeter or garden plot. For those with a sloping yard, a border built can help in minimizing erosion and landslides.
Borders do not only frame your outdoor areas; it also helps define the different sections you may have in your yard. Whether it’s the flowers, landscape plantings, pathways, edges or a change in the material, borders easily help you define that.
If you have a change in the landscape material like having a gravel driveway leading to a green lawn, you can soften the transition by putting in a grass strips as borders by your driveway.
Aside from serving these different functions, borders add decoration to your outdoors. Whether it’s made of concrete, pavers, bricks, stones or even timbers, borders can elevate the look of your outdoors by their subtle nature.
If you want to know more about borders and how it can benefit your yard, call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
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