Build a stone border around your flower gardens and landscape.
See how we have transformed our own landscape with stone borders.
( Make sure you notice the helpful hints on the right tools for the job at the bottom of this page too)!
When you make a flower garden or landscape area you need to surround it with some type of border so the grass will not grow back into the garden.
The photo on the above shows a small flower garden around our mailbox in the spring time.
Even though the flowers are just starting to show color the stone
border is interesting.
There are several types of borders you can use in your landscape
but few offer the flexibility you have with using stone.
You can make the border one layer high or as high as you need to make it. It is adjustable, if you want to change the design of the garden you can.
It also offers a natural look which is much nicer than some other types of molded or plastic borders.
And if you collect the stone yourself, you can make a beautiful stone border for all of your landscaping for free!
Yes, it is alot of work, but it is long lasting and the look is something you can be proud of. That means alot too.
Recommended Reading on Using Stone in your Landscape
We removed all of the outdated evergreens from our front yard landscape a few years ago. When we updated the landscaping we removed all of the original border too.
We have all of our front yard landscaping surrounded with natural stone that we collected.
The original border was fine, but we had other places we could use the material so we decided to change all of the landscape edging in our front yard to stone.
The photo above shows the stone border going around the front yard landscaping
The photo shows that the stone border was used around the tree and curves all the way out to the street.
We have a straight walkway from the street to our front door. (See Photo below right).
Our driveway is also a straight line parallel with the walkway.
That was done when the house was built. So we have changed the look with landscaping. (I don't know what the builders were thinking)! That is straight line overkill for a residence.
There was way to much concrete and grass for my liking.
Using curves in the landscape border helps to soften the look of so many straight lines.
We removed all of the grass between the walkway and the driveway to landscape the areas.
We also removed all of the grass on the other side of walk to add landscaping. It looks much more inviting now.
As you can see in this photo taken a few years ago.
As you can see in the photo below a border around this small tree adds interest.
This area looks good even in cold weather when the flowers are gone.
There is a magnolia tree in the center of the flowers. It is tiny in this photo. It is about 5 feet tall now.
The photos above right and beside left show the stone border as it was being built around the free garden.(The garden I made in the area the pine tree had been in is named the free garden).