Asked by: Stacia Bertini
asked in category: General Last Updated: 1st April, 2020

How do you create a plant border?

Garden borders: 24 ideas for planting schemes
  1. Work with your garden's natural layout.
  2. Plan your planting scheme carefully.
  3. Research and find inspiration.
  4. Consider maintenance carefully.
  5. Choose a planting theme.
  6. Keep the planting scheme simple.
  7. Repeat planting for a designed effect.
  8. Use a variety of plants to create contrast.

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Hereof, what plants are good for borders?

Best plants for narrow borders

  • Espalier trees. Espalier, fan and cordon-trained trees are a great option for narrow borders.
  • Bearded iris. Bearded iris take up very little room and will thrive in a hot, sunny border.
  • Libertia.
  • Honeysuckle.
  • Erigeron.
  • Lavender.
  • Ferns.
  • Japanese anemones.

Also, how deep should borders be? It's imperative to make clear, defined border edges with an edging knife to prevent the lawn from invading your pristine borders. You'll need to create a trench at a suitable depth (at least 4cm deep) so that you can still mow the lawn without sifting up the soil.

Keeping this in consideration, how many plants are in a border?

'Try to keep to just six types of plants when you plant a border,' he says. 'This can look very good. ' It's very difficult to stick to six, but the main point is that drifts or clumps with lots of the same kind of plants are more effective than planting just one or two of each plant.

How wide should a flower border be?

6 to 8 feet wide

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