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How do I separate the lawn from the flowerbed?

Every gar­den lover knows that aes­thet­ics and order in a green space play a key role. One of the most impor­tant ele­ments that affect the har­mo­ny of a gar­den space is the prop­er sep­a­ra­tion of lawn and flowerbed. Ques­tion, how to sep­a­rate a lawn from a flower bed often comes up among gar­den­ers, both ama­teurs and pro­fes­sion­als. Sep­a­rat­ing the two areas cor­rect­ly not only enhances their charm, but also makes them eas­i­er to look after, pre­vents plants from over­crowd­ing and helps to main­tain aes­thet­ics all year round. In this post, we will give you tips on how to effec­tive­ly and aes­thet­i­cal­ly sep­a­rate the two spaces in your gar­den to make it a true oasis of peace and beau­ty.

What to use to separate the lawn from the flowerbed?

Appro­pri­ate sep­a­ra­tion of flowerbed and lawn is not only a mat­ter of aes­thet­ics, but also func­tion­al­i­ty. This ensures that plants from the flower bed do not encroach on the lawn and that grass does not grow where it should not. There are many solu­tions avail­able on the mar­ket to help you keep things tidy.

Edg­ing are one of the most pop­u­lar solu­tions among gar­den­ers. They are made from a vari­ety of mate­ri­als, plas­tic, met­al, con­crete or even wood. Their advan­tage is the ease of instal­la­tion and their dura­bil­i­ty. Gar­den edg­ing blends in per­fect­ly with the nat­ur­al land­scape, at the same time con­sti­tut­ing a clear bound­ary between the lawn and the flowerbed. We par­tic­u­lar­ly rec­om­mend RecBord edg­ing, made in Poland from a select­ed blend of plas­tics ensur­ing 10-year dura­bil­i­ty. 

If you are won­der­ing, how to sep­a­rate flowerbeds from lawn Using only nat­ur­al mate­ri­als, opt for stones. They are anoth­er solu­tion to add a rus­tic touch to your gar­den. They can be laid loose­ly or in the form of a small wall. Stones are per­fect for gar­dens with a nat­ur­al feel as well as for more mod­ern gar­dens. On the oth­er hand, if you want to bring warmth and cosi­ness to your gar­den it is worth opt­ing for wood­en planks or logs. How­ev­er, in this case, remem­ber that wood needs reg­u­lar impreg­na­tion to pro­tect it from the ele­ments.

How to separate flowerbeds from the lawn with edging?

Before lay­ing the edg­ing, it is nec­es­sary to pre­pare the area. First­ly, the exact spot where the edg­ing is to be laid needs to be marked out, and then a small groove needs to be dug along this line. The depth of the groove depends on the height of the edg­ing, but is usu­al­ly around 5–10 cm. Lay the edg­ing in the dug groove, mak­ing sure it is laid even­ly and sta­ble. With RecBord prod­ucts you have an eas­i­er task. The design of the brand’s edg­ing allows for quick unfold­ing and instal­la­tion. Con­nect­ing the ele­ments is done by nail­ing one edg­ing into anoth­er using spe­cial ends (male and female).

Does it make sense to separate the flowerbed from the lawn using plants?

With­out a doubt, yes. Using plants to sep­a­rate dif­fer­ent zones in the gar­den is not only a mat­ter of func­tion­al­i­ty, but also of aes­thet­ics. When you con­sid­er, how to sep­a­rate a lawn from a flower bedBut make sure you choose the right species. The bound­ary between the lawn and the flower bed can be marked using low plants such as laven­der, orna­men­tal grass­es or pan­sies. These have two impor­tant func­tions: first­ly, they pro­vide a phys­i­cal bar­ri­er to pre­vent the lawn from spread­ing into the flower bed. Sec­ond­ly, they pro­vide an addi­tion­al dec­o­ra­tive ele­ment, enhanc­ing the appear­ance of the gar­den.

Laven­der, with its sil­very leaves and pur­ple flow­ers, adds colour and con­trast. Its aro­mat­ic qual­i­ties also attract pol­li­nat­ing insects, which is ben­e­fi­cial for the entire gar­den ecosys­tem. Orna­men­tal grass­es such as pen­nise­tum and mis­cant­hus, on the oth­er hand, add dynamism and move­ment to the land­scape, espe­cial­ly when the wind is blow­ing.

In addi­tion, bor­der plants can help to keep the soil moist, pro­tect­ing it from dry­ing out too much on hot days, which ben­e­fits neigh­bour­ing plants in the bed. By using plants as nat­ur­al bor­ders, you cre­ate a har­mo­nious space that brings the dif­fer­ent ele­ments of the gar­den togeth­er into one cohe­sive whole.

How do you separate the lawn from the stones or bark?

Won­der­ing what to do to pre­vent grass from infil­trat­ing an area lined with stones or bark? Curbs and edg­ing are not the only solu­tion. Root bar­ri­ers are worth con­sid­er­ing. These are ver­ti­cal bar­ri­ers buried in the ground to pre­vent lawn roots from spread­ing. They pre­vent grass from pen­e­trat­ing into areas with stones or bark. Lay­ing a lay­er of mulch, such as tree bark, along the edge of the lawn will also help to pre­vent grass pen­e­trat­ing into the stone area. Mulch pro­vides an addi­tion­al bar­ri­er and retains soil mois­ture.

Whichev­er method you choose, reg­u­lar­ly mon­i­tor and main­tain the bound­ary between the lawn and the area lined with stones or bark. The key to suc­cess is con­sis­ten­cy and atten­tion. Reg­u­lar mon­i­tor­ing of the bound­ary will catch ear­ly signs of grass infil­tra­tion. Once you know, how to sep­a­rate the lawn from the stones you will ensure that grass does not infil­trate oth­er areas and that your gar­den remains aes­thet­i­cal­ly pleas­ing, tidy and func­tion­al.