Border covering is one of the most important roles in any garden or outdoor space. At well-designed garden will consist of a series of shapes and forms; whether these are due to space allocation or actually as part of representing an area set aside for a different purpose such as a seating area being distinguished from an roadside area. Here, borders can really help to accentuate each garden area and define its purpose.
Creating clean, crisp lines between beds and other areas, borders can help to define areas and using colour can even emphasise brand identity. From a practical standpoint, installing borders can keep turfgrass from spreading into adjacent areas. Particularly for commercial use, borders can be an effective way to establish which parts of the outdoor space are accessible for customers and which are best steered away from.
We can advise and implement borders such as hard borders, which are made from brick, stone, or wood, or we can use plants to create borders. We thrive on assessing your outdoor space and helping you come up with a plan and style that suit your brand, whilst considering customer safety.
There are several factors to consider when implementing a border, which include the aesthetic and the available materials. Popular border materials include:
Wood: Inexpensive and traditional, wood adds an informal, organic look. With a ten year life span, this can be a dependable option for your outdoor area.
Plants/ herbaceous borders: Popular for creating entirely organic lines, plants help divide areas using a subtle distinction. That said, a holly bush can speak for itself regarding whether or not clients should enter that area!
Wattle: Creating organic lines, this type of border involves weaving a fence from pliable wood, such as willow.
Stone: There are several different styles of stone which can be used to create borders. Please enquire.