How to make a nautical garden border?

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  • Betsy Betsy on Oct 10, 2018

    Hi Red: You can get some roundish 4x4's, cut them around 2 1/2 or 3 feet long and wrap them in sisal rope and put a sail boat or sea gull on top and put them in a hole in the ground. You can even put 2 or 3 together, in different heights, and drill a hole in one of them and glue the top of a solar light (from the dollar store) inside of the hole. Or, use several of these posts, placed a couple of feet apart, to make a fence and put some thicker rope between them in a Catenary fashion. Nope, not going to tell you what that word means:) It's a good one, you know what it is, just not what it's called:) Good luck!

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Oct 10, 2018

    Sea shells or small wood pickets and drill holes and get thick white rope and feed through wood and put on boarders of garden

  • Betsy Betsy on Oct 10, 2018

    Hi Joh: I answered this question, but for some reason the answer hasn't shown up:( Any way, to reiterate, you can get some roundish 4x4's and cut them to 2 1/2 to 3 feet long, wrap them with sisal rope and put a sail boat or sea gull on top. You can even tie 2 or 3 together, in various heights, drill a hole in one of them large enough to accommodate the top stem of a solar light (from the dollar store) and glue that into the hole. You can even place these posts about 2 or 3 feet, or so, apart and put a thicker rope between them in a catenary fashion. No, I won't tell you what the word means, but you know it when you see it but didn't know what it was called:) Good luck!

  • Jeanne Martin Jeanne Martin on Oct 11, 2018

    I think the short posts weathered gray with stain and then rope hanging in between each post would be great!

  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Oct 11, 2018

    We cut landscape timbers into varying short lengths, then soaked them in wood preservative. Dug a trench around the bed and 'planted' the pieces, side by side, until we'd gone the periphery of the planting bed. The result looked like snaggle teeth. We then filled in the trench with the dirt that came out of it, picking it in tightly as we did final adjustments. Second Tim I've used this technique and I'm definitely a fan. It has a nautical feeling without being in your face.

  • Lorraine Lorraine on Oct 11, 2018

    You can DIY some light houses out of either terra cotta pots, or plastic, put solar path lights on top. Place them at the ends, and one or two more in between , then post nautical rope in between. You can also DIY oars, cut the shape out of boards, and paint,place length wise on short posts. And one more, make garland style, with rope and wood “ nautical flags”.