Border plants are an effective way to create the illusion of a larger yard when landscaping your garden. Shrubs, hedges and even trees can be used to border your yard but sometimes bushes are a better choice. Not only do they add an element of interest but they are also easier to maintain than some other types of plants. You’ll have to choose which plants you want to use to border your fence but there are many types that will look great. Here are a few tips for choosing plants to border your fence and enjoy the results for years to come.
When choosing which garden plants to use to border your fence, make sure that they are sturdy and hardy. Some plants may not survive in harsh conditions like the ones found outdoors so check the label before you buy any. Some garden plants are more suitable for an outdoor environment while others are better suited for indoors. Try to match your desired style of fence with a plant that compliments it.
Bushy plants are perfect to border fences because they grow quickly and can survive the heat or cold. Bush plants don’t have to be confined to just the yard either. You can incorporate them into your landscape plan or use them to add a focal point to your landscaping. They make beautiful additions to borders or along pathways, walkways and pool walkways. Bushy plants are an easy plant to care for, easy to keep clean and they do well in most any kind of weather.
Evergreens are another choice for garden plants to border your fence. The evergreen shrub grows well in nearly any kind of soil including gravel, sand, rocks and waves. Because of their evergreen nature, they are good choices for people who live in areas where there’s an off season. You should not let dead leaves fall onto your deck because they will attract ants and other pests. Evergreens are also used as ground covers in the spring.
Planting flowers and bushes together is popular for creating a natural, tranquil environment inside your yard. When planted at different heights, the height of the flower can create a focal point or bring a different color to your landscaping. If you would like to plant flowers that will grow and spread, choose taller plants to the front and shorter plants to the back. Be careful not to over-plant because the roots of some flowers can actually grow too large for the area.
Pansies are another attractive option for those with smaller gardens. They can easily be placed on a fence but be sure they’re picked before the frost. This way, their roots will still have time to expand when they’re picking the next year. Pansies can also be used as natural hedges. Plant them about a foot away from the border, so they will have a nice tall height. Be careful not to crowd the potted plant between the bushes or it will become unsightly.
To provide a beautiful contrast, choose plants with complementary colors or shades. For instance, if you’ve selected blue as your main color for your border, plant red roses or lilies next to it. Alternatively, you could alternate red and purple chives with yellow or orange stalks next to red or blue roses. The final touch is to scatter pebbles or stones across the border.
There are so many wonderful options, when it comes to planting a border. It really depends on how much room you have, where you live and what sort of effect you want. It can be a simple task, depending on how skilled you are at gardening. Other than that, you might need to pay someone else to do it for you. The important thing is that you get your desired effect by choosing plants that are going to thrive in your climate. They should be durable and low maintenance.