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Five Different Garden Borders

Here are five different ideas for a garden border using things you probably already have around your house.
Time: 10 Minutes Cost: $20 Difficulty: Easy
Number 1 - plates.
Carefully tap your plates into the ground using a rubber mallet. If the ground is especially hard, dig a trench before you insert the plates.
Number 1 - plates
Gently tap the plates into the soil using a rubber mallet.
Using different shapes, colors, and sizes, you have an interesting border to your garden.
Number 2 - bottles
Soak off the labels in hot water and scrub any remaining glue from the labels.
Using a rubber mallet, gently tape the bottles into the soil
The more bottles you have, the closer you can put them together. Using different colored bottles, you would have a really beautiful border.

Number 3 - Pallet/Scrap Wood
Gently tap the wood into the soil using a rubber mallet.
You can vary the heights, colors, and sizes of the wood or make it all one height using the same wood.
Number 4 - Aluminum Flashing
Wearing gloves, fold down the top of the edge as it is sharp.
This is a very sleek and industrial look.
Number 5 - Rope Lighting
Using landscape pins, secure the rope lighting to the top of the edge of your border.
Your garden is now lit up at night.

Materials I used for this project:

  • Plates   (recycled)
  • Bottles   (recycled)
  • Wood   (recycled)
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  • 1984roro
    1984roro Memphis, TN
    on May 15, 2017

    great ideas - thanks for sharing!

  • Joyce Bell
    Joyce Bell United Kingdom
    on Jun 3, 2017

    Great ideas. Love the rope lighting one☺

    • Carole beauchesne
      Carole beauchesne Lunenburg, MA
      on Sep 9, 2017

      Love the rope lights. What do you think of putting the bottles in the front. Then the lights shine through the bottles.

  • Debjquirk41
    on Jun 3, 2017

    ummm no

  • Hjo.2109
    on Jun 3, 2017

    GREAT IDEAS !!! Love them all, I have a large garden will use some of theses thinga on my walk ways

  • Lynne Webb
    Lynne Webb
    on Jun 3, 2017

    Love the rope lights. Metal is OK and so is the wood. Each of those gives a well kept look. Plates and bottles? Nope. I have a neighbor who did the plate thing and it looks tacky as would the bottles.

    • Rickie Broadfoot
      Rickie Broadfoot Wilmington, NC
      on Jun 3, 2017

      Now the bottles are beautiful when placed closely and at different heights. I've envied many gardens with this effect.

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