How to recycle materials and create edging for your garden


It seems that everyone is paying a lot of attention to their interior design. If you are renovating or have recently bought a new home, you are probably online, looking for different ways to spruce up your interior. This is something we fully understand. After all, we spend most of our time indoors. However, we believe that shouldn’t mean that your exterior doesn’t need love too. So, if you have already decided to decorate your garden and turn it into the perfect place to relax, you definitely need some greenery and flowers. In this article, we are going to give you some garden edging ideas, which will turn your garden into a true landscaping wonder. So, read on to find out how you can recycle materials and create beautiful flower bed borders.

Garden borders will give your garden a neat and clutter-free look

Garden edging ideas with bricks

Leftover bricks are a perfect tool to use to decorate your backyard and garden. Even if you don’t have one, you can still find a used one at a low-cost dealer. Bricks can be used in different ways.

  • You can lay them side by side to create the border. Plus, you can use them to create all kinds of shapes for your flower bed or garden.
  • You can support them by inserting about 1/3 of the brick into the ground. This creates a slightly raised garden edge.
  • You can even insert them into the ground diagonally, for an interesting border.
  • The last thing is you can actually make an entire fence. If you have more bricks and want a raised flower bed, you can build a small fence by laying 3 or more layers of bricks on top of each other.

Never underestimate the beauty of natural materials

flower bed border stone bricks

Use stone

The natural materials are so beautiful. In addition, they will give a lot of character to your garden. You can use stone bricks or even stones of any shape to create a beautiful and interesting garden border. Again, the stone gives you the flexibility to create any shape for your flower bed. And since stone is a natural material, it can withstand all kinds of weather conditions. So if you live in a place where you have all four seasons, this might be the best option for you.

Watch how these wooden blocks compliment the beautiful flowers in this garden

blue white painted wood block landscape border

Reclaimed wood garden edging

Once again, this is a piece of equipment that you can have lying around and, failing that, that you can find at a dealer or a neighbor who does not need it. The advantage of reclaimed wood is that you can use it in a number of ways. You can take the photo above as an example and decorate your yard with a painted and leveled mini wooden fence. As you can see, because you can paint the wood in any color, it can be the perfect addition to your flower garden. The only thing you need to keep in mind, however, is that wood can be damaged quite easily from the humidity in your garden. In addition, leaving it in the sun for too long can damage it as well. On the other hand, however, it will give you more chances to change the look of your garden.

Do you like wine? Does your husband like beer? Make good use of these bottles

garden edging glass bottles in the ground

Using glass bottles

If your family enjoys drinking wine and beer, surely you have a bunch of empty glass bottles lying around. Well here is an interesting idea on how to use them. Dig a small hole in the ground and insert the bottle with the bottom facing up. Arrange the bottles next to each other and you have a really interesting and creative garden edging idea.

Pebbles and river stones are always a good idea for your garden

Using river stones

First of all, if you have a river nearby, you should definitely go and find some river stones, as they can be used in different ways around the house and are always handy to have around. For the sake of this article, however, we would like to focus on their use in the garden. As you can see in the photo above, you can use river stones to create a natural garden border, which will withstand all types of temperatures. Moreover, due to their different sizes and shapes, river stones allow you to be creative and let your imagination run wild.

Get creative with some unconventional ideas

garden border ideas with old plates

Unconventional garden edging ideas

The ones we have already mentioned are perfect, natural, and make your excess materials useful again. These next ideas might seem a little unconventional, but they look just as good, if not better, than the rest.

Use old plates for the edging

Got old plates lying around that you don’t use? Got a pile of chipped metal sheets that you want to throw away? No ! Instead, use them for the border of your flower bed. You can arrange them in different ways and add color to your garden.

Carefully arrange ceramic pots around your flowers

old ceramic garden edging pots

Old ceramic pots

We have to say that you are going to need a lot of jars, but if you have them this idea is so beautiful. Insert the ceramic pots into each other as you set them around your flower bed. This is probably one of the most creative ideas we have for you today.

Use your pallets for a fence around your garden

wooden pallets flowerbed landscape border

Wooden pallets

If you have wooden pallets and are wondering what to do with them, your first option should definitely be pallet furniture. If you are not very DIY, or if you are not a big fan of them, you can take an example in the photo below and make a small fence around your garden with them.


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