The garden paths both help with comfortable movement and decorate the territory. But all the beauty can be spoiled by torrential rains or melted snow, if you do not fix the garden path along the edges with a border that will not allow the soil to spread.

border performs many functions
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Various materials can be used as the framing of the garden edging. Despite the fact that the border performs many functions, its choice should be approached responsibly.  Here, its parameters, overall dimensions and the depth of sealing of a small border matter. It is very important that the design did not interfere with the normal growth and development of the root system of plants.

It will not be difficult to make a wooden border yourself. You can use unnecessary wooden boards and beams or blocks. But before starting with the main work, wooden boards must be processed with the help of a special tool. Otherwise, if this is not done, the material will rot and deteriorate very quickly. In order to prevent such a situation, it is recommended to follow proven rules and advice:

rules and advice
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  • all parts of the boards to be used as borders should have the same length and width, it is desirable to sand them beforehand;
  • all workpieces are necessarily processed by a special UK means – biosecurity, designed to protect wooden materials. The product is usually applied to the boards with a brush; in the same way, the wood is treated with machine oil; after processing and thorough drying, the boards are painted or varnished;
  • all parts made of wood are installed on a pillow made of sand, the thickness of which should be at least 5 centimeters;
  • the boards are driven into the sand with a mallet and placed tightly together.

From a decorative point of view, wooden borders have other advantages. The borders for lawn edging and garden paths can be painted in any color and adjusted in height, give them any shape and combine with a variety of garden accessories.

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