Talking About Garden Bed Borders

Talking About Garden Bed Borders

4 Landscape Design Solutions For Problem Areas

Gloria Mills

When you are designing the landscaping of your home, you may come face-to-face with some challenges. This is because sometimes the land that is given to you just won't allow for the design concept that you truly want. However, instead of fighting it, you can use some of the following solutions that allow you to work with what you have, which will keep curb appeal and home value high. 

Rock Garden Design:

A rock garden design may be your best option if your land is already rocky and difficult to deal with. You may also consider a rock garden design if you live in an area that is prone to drought. You will be able to plant plants that are drought-tolerant so that you can still have some greenery that can deal with the rocky landscape. You will also find that a rock garden design is best for you if you want as little maintenance as possible. You won't have to water as often or pull weeds and your yard will still maintain its high curb appeal. 


Xeriscaping is landscaping and gardening that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water from irrigation. If you have areas that are prone to excess sunlight that many plants cannot handle, then xeriscaping is probably the best option for you. One of the best ways to xeriscape is to group together plants that require very little water and that can deal with excess sunlight together in the areas of your yard that need it. 

Grouping Wetland Plants:

Some homeowners have the opposite problem of too much sunlight, which is too much wetness in the soil. These are typically areas that become heavily flooded with water from rain. For areas like this, instead of keeping it as just a really muddy wet spot, you can group together some wetland plants. These plants will be able to handle the excess water and will thrive in this space, thus allowing you to fill this area up with something much more beautiful to look at than mud. 

Grouping Shade-Loving Plants:

Finally, the last problem that you may deal with is too much shade in your yard. In this case, you will have to design your landscaping with shade-loving plants. These include Impatiens, yew shrubs, and more. There are plenty of options and although you may not be able to plant your favorite plants that require too much sun, such as petunias, you can at least ensure that your yard will still look colorful and beautiful all year long. 

By knowing how to deal with some of the problems in your landscape design, you can determine how to work with and still make it look beautiful. 


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Hi there, I'm Lexi Bennett. I would like to share my ideas for lining your garden beds in bricks, stone or pavers. The garden beds look a lot more complete when you take the time to surround the edges with a nice border. Furthermore, the border keeps weeds from entering the garden in great numbers. You can also create a small trench right inside the stone border to promote good draining characteristics. I will discuss border material ideas and setups on this site. My site will also explore all of the benefits of using a border around your garden beds. Please visit again soon to learn more about this interesting subject.