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Five Different Garden Borders

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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
  • five different garden borders
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.
  • five different garden borders
Number 1 - plates
Gently tap the plates into the soil using a rubber mallet.
  • five different garden borders
Using different shapes, colors, and sizes, you have an interesting border to your garden.
  • five different garden borders
Number 2 - bottles
Soak off the labels in hot water and scrub any remaining glue from the labels.
  • five different garden borders
Using a rubber mallet, gently tape the bottles into the soil
  • five different garden borders
The more bottles you have, the closer you can put them together. Using different colored bottles, you would have a really beautiful border.

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

Materials I used for this project:

  • Plates   (recycled)
  • Bottles   (recycled)
  • Wood   (recycled)
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  • Sheila Haribhai
    Sheila Haribhai Goose Creek, SC

    Wonderful idea thanx

  • Maryfleas

    tapping in those wooden blocks is what they do to test for termites. good luck with that

  • Geri Teper
    Geri Teper Caseville, MI

    Cute Ideas, but won't the plates and bottles crack when the season changes like in Michigan.

  • Char Loper
    Char Loper Whitewood, SD

    I have a blue bottle border my Honey put in around one of my beds, no problem with weed eating, no moisture in them, looks so beautiful with solar rope lights lining the inside, wonderful blue glow at night!

  • Julia Hochhalter

    I love your border ideas! Thank you for sharing! Have scrap wood laying around that my hubby wants me to get rid of.... I know what I'm using them for now! You're a genius!

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