You probably noticed that our summer plots are rapidly becoming prettier. Old ones are being repaired and good new houses are being built, which are surrounded by bright, picturesque flowers. People who have country plots come there not only to work, but also to relax, chat with friends, and therefore the place for such meetings should be beautiful and pleasing to the eye.
Many gardeners seek to improve not only the local area, but also the whole garden. They rightly believe that the site will look aesthetically pleasing if everything is beautiful on it. Therefore, not only a recreation area should be attractive, but also a garden, a vegetable garden and even garden beds in this garden.
How to make a beautiful garden
Any vegetable garden consists of beds and paths between them, which means it will have to be landscaped in this and that. Even the most new-fashioned fencing for the beds will look unfinished and unfinished, if the paths remain curves, and even overgrown with grass.
We decorate the aisle
The problem with the paths can be solved dramatically, laying them out with stone, stone blocks or bricks.
You can make it somewhat simpler: at first, the aisles are covered with nonwoven geotextile, and then they are covered with fine gravel, pebbles or marble chips.
In addition to crumbs and gravel, the aisles are filled with ordinary chips, sawdust or wood chips. Especially decorative paths of painted wood chips. If you pour chips in a layer of 10 cm, then geotextiles can be and not to lay. Through such a thick layer of mulch weeds can not get through.
The stores sell prefabricated plastic paths, which can be successfully used in the garden and in the greenhouse.
Vegetable beds similar to flower beds
When it comes to beautiful beds, everyone usually imagines new, sparkling with fresh paint fences for the ridges. But the vegetables themselves can become an ornament if only to approach the selection of the assortment of plants with imagination and knowledge of agricultural technology.
Experts have long argued that many vegetable plants planted in close proximity, not only provide better yields, but also protect each other from diseases and pests.
And if you pick them up by a combination of colors, you get a real flower garden, which is not ashamed to plant at the tracks or at home.
Some gardeners go even further and plant vegetables along with real flowers.
Many flower plants perform not only a decorative function, but also deter pests from vegetable crops.
The most useful in this regard are: nasturtium, calendula, marigold, garden chamomile, tansy, yarrow.
So try to figure out what is in front of you - a flower bed or a beautiful vegetable garden.
A vegetable garden looks attractive, separated from the recreation area by a small, decorative fence.
French style garden
If you decide to change the familiar look of your suburban area, then you can start by changing the shape and location of the vegetable beds. More and more summer residents begin to move away from the usual rectangular shapes and make triangular, trapezoidal or round ridges.
But it is not enough just to change the shape of the beds, we still have to build a beautiful, finished composition out of them. This can be done in the so-called "French style", which is becoming increasingly popular among our gardeners.
The main feature of the "French garden" is the presence of symmetrical, repeatedly repeating elements that create a certain ornament.
Most often it is a square plot divided into four sectors. In the center of this site, traditionally placed fountain or sculpture.
In the country version it will most likely be a vertical bed with beans or cucumbers. A round flower bed would also be appropriate.
Another distinctive feature of French gardens is order, beauty and harmony. This is a place where not only grow vegetables, but also enjoy the contemplation of the fruits of their labor. So do not forget to dilute the vegetable planting with ornamental plants. Various garden figures and flowerpots will revive the landscape even more.
The beds can be at ground level or elevated above the ground. High beds look more beautiful, but you have to try a lot to make them, and they will cost much more.
Thoroughly it is necessary to approach the selection of crops that will grow in your miracle - garden. It is desirable that these were low-growing plants: cabbage, carrots, onions, beets and different types of salads. Rows with tomatoes and trellis with cucumbers, it is better to place around the perimeter of the French garden. There, they not only do not spoil the appearance, but also add completeness to the composition, fulfilling the role of natural curbs and hedges.
Let's try to have only beautiful beds in our gardens.
Wooden fences for garden beds
Curbs for garden beds are not only decorative, but also practical. It is much easier to work with fenced ridges, and they look much more beautiful. The most common and familiar material for the manufacture of such borders, are still boards.
It cannot be said that wood is a cheap material, but it is easy to work with and wooden structures fit perfectly into the environment.
Another undoubted advantage of wooden fencing is the low thermal conductivity of wood. Plants in this garden will not suffer from overheating.
Of course, before installing into place, all such bumpers should be treated 2–3 times with an antiseptic. But unfortunately, even processed fences will last no more than 5-7 years and this is the main drawback of wooden curbs.
These summer residents with a sense of humor are fine. Beautiful and old chests did not have to throw away.
Galvanized beds appeared recently. They can be easily bought in a regular or online store.
Advantages of such fences:
But there are galvanized fences for beds and disadvantages:
From such galvanizing it is easy to collect picturesque beds in the French style.
Beautiful beds for greenhouses
Manufacturers of galvanized beds took care of the beauty of our greenhouses.
These beds are low (15 - 20 cm high) and high (up to 40 cm high)
This is also a galvanized fence for the beds, but with a coated polymer coating. Due to the additional coverage, these beds are much more durable than just galvanized. Manufacturers claim that such curbs can be left to spend the winter right in the garden.
All such fences are made in the form of a designer, the beds can be assembled in a variety of forms and build them up to infinity.
Pleases and variety of colors, if desired, your garden will bloom with all the colors of the rainbow.
All this beautiful picture is somewhat overshadowed by the price tags for such beds. For the beauty you have to pay.
Not only beautiful, but timeless beds from the KDP
The latest novelty is the beds made of wood-polymer composite (WPC). If you have already heard about the terrace board, then this is it.
This material appeared relatively recently and it is difficult to say that it will be with him in 50 years, but the forecasts are encouraging. Such boards do not rot, do not warp, and practically do not fade in the sun.
Today, it is an ideal material for fencing flower beds and vegetable beds. Beautiful, practical and moderately expensive.