Stone for garden edging


Using Available Stones to Build Your Attractive Rock Garden Border

By Matt Weber

Natural stone is durable, attractive and if you dig them up, very affordable.

Natural stone can make an attractive, low-maintenance and incredibly durable landscape. It provides an earthy, authentic look to the environment, and if you’re willing to get dirty, you can find it for free.

The first-floor facade of my home was built with mortared flagstone. Buried in the soil at the front of the house were several discarded stones leftover from the construction many years ago. My front yard desperately needed some sprucing up, so I decided to repurpose the old stones for a simple rock garden border, attempting to keep some consistency among the building elements.

My border project began with some old flagstone that was leftover from the home’s original construction.

My idea was sound, but after digging up the old flagstone, I realized there was a shortage of material. I had roughly 25 linear feet to cover, and not enough stones to line up. Furthermore, after a trial run of placing the stones, I decided a single row wouldn’t work anyway. I was planning a border, not building a wall, but I wanted to keep it relatively level despite the slight slope toward one side of the house.

To overcome the slope, I would need one side of the border stacked higher than the other, requiring more than one course, thus more stone.

There wasn’t enough leftover stone to complete the border, so I went to the home center to check into the readily available supply. After seeing the price per stone, I left empty-handed.

I took a quick trip to my local home-improvement store and witnessed the jaw-dropping price of the flagstones—a whopping $8.69 each, for stones that were much smaller than what I had dug from my front yard. Nearly nine bucks for something I can pull from the ground? What’s next, bottled water?

On the Hunt

Maybe it’s the cheapskate in me, but rather than plunk down a substantial wad of cash for some rocks, I went digging.

The word “flagstone” is a generic term for any flat stone from 1/2 to 4 inches thick, typically used for paving slabs or walkways, patios, fences, roofing … and facades. Common types include sandstone, slate, quartzite and limestone. The stones used on the house contained a lot of red and brown tones, so that was my target color when searching for the border material, especially large, flat ones that would stack easily. Not every stone needed a red hue, but I wanted the top course to closely match the home. The type of stone didn’t matter much to me, but I knew to steer clear of anything brittle that would easily crumble or break during freeze/thaw cycles.

I procured my stone the old-fashioned way – digging them up- mostly from creek beds.

My hunting grounds consisted primarily of creek beds, both wet and dry, where I sorted through lots of exposed rock for my preferred shape, size and color. The use of a pickup truck is a basic essential if you’re collecting and hauling a lot of stone. If you’re a city dweller who doesn’t have easy access to the countryside, you may be stuck purchasing your stone. If you do so, know that garden and home centers have a limited selection at a premium price. You’ll find a wider selection with better pricing at stone yards and companies that specialize in masonry materials.

Laying the Border

I won’t pretend that a lot of science is involved with laying a simple rock garden border, but it does take some elbow grease. My first effort back at the house was to scrub away moss, mold and mud from the stone with a stiff-bristled brush to reveal the natural color.

To keep the top of the row relatively level, I had to dig a trench for some of the stones to sit slightly below grade. Recessing the stones into the ground also adds stability to the garden border.

I had to clean some of the creek-bed stones to reveal the original rock face. Shown here I’ve attached a stiff-bristled brush from Recipro Tools onto a reciprocating saw for some easy automated scrubbing.

When placing the border, dealing with irregularly shaped and sized rocks required me to dig recessed areas of varying depths in order to ensure the tops of the stones were relatively flat and level. Setting the bottom course of the border slightly below grade helps to stabilize the course. It also helps to tamp the stones firmly into the soil.

It helps to tamp the stone into the soil and add backfill to help hold them stationary.

I tried my best to place the stones in such a sequence that the shapes of their edges would abut each other in a complementary puzzle-piece fashion.

Follow the score line with a broader chisel to open the crack and complete the cut.

I cut some of the stones to a particular size and shape with a chipping hammer. Begin with a narrow chisel, cutting a shallow score line across the stone.

As you might expect, collecting a perfect selection of stones that fit together like lock and key is not likely to happen. In some cases, I had to “massage” their shape with a chipping hammer and a couple of chisels. My method was to use a narrow chisel to chip a scored line along the area to cut, and then switch to a broad chisel to open up the scored line.

Although the border required more stones at one end than the other, the height never exceeded more than 14″, so I didn’t use mortar. If building a wall taller than a couple of feet, pitch the wall backward, backfill with loose stone and use mortar at the rear of the stones.

I use my 4-foot Johnson Level to periodically check that the border remains relatively flat and level.

I progressed down the border laying stones parallel to my house, which meant that as I neared the corner of the wall, the downhill slope required me to stack the rocks higher in order to keep the surface level. These rocks were held together by nothing but gravity and a little backfill. There’s always the option to mortar them in place, but doing so will certainly complicate any future changes to the landscape.

Although recent studies suggest the high bark content in mulch doesn’t provide adequate nourishment for termites, it does provide a moist, dark environment for them to search for food. Be sure to keep the mulch several inches away from the house foundation to prevent infestation.

I filled the interior of the rock garden area with cedar mulch, sloping the ground away from the house.

Once I was satisfied with my dry-stacked border, I backfilled the entire garden area with a pickup truck load of cedar mulch. Before adding the mulch, take the opportunity to make sure the grade of your soil slopes away from the house to divert rain-water from the wall.

I repaired the lawn with fresh sod.

Next, I repaired my damaged lawn with some new sod. Lay the sod on an exposed bed of moist soil, cinching the edges closely together without overlapping. A small hatchet is a handy tool to cut the sod to shape, if necessary. Once the sod is laid, soak it generously with water. Apply enough water to wet the ground 6 to 8 inches below the soil.

I replaced an old cedar shrub with a row of alternating Gardenias and Indian Hawthorne shrubs. Water the new shrubs daily for 30 days after planting.

The final step was to add some plant life to the newly established garden area. We went with a few low-maintenance evergreen shrubs, Indian Hawthorne and Gardenia.

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Easy step-by-step that shows how to maintain a garden rock border. Curvy garden edging is the perfect addition to any landscape design. Lawn edging with rocks is a DIY project anyone can do!

Along the edge of my fence row garden is a rock border. Years ago my first batch of rocks were given to me but I didn’t have enough to finish the border. I actually had to buy rocks…which at the time I thought was ridiculous. Who buys rocks? I’m so glad I found the money back then, in a tight budget, to do it. I love the casual and cottage feel it gives the garden but there is some maintenance involved. Once a year, you devote an afternoon to spruce up your garden edging. Here are a few tips that will show you how to maintain a garden rock border.

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The picture just above is how my rock border looked in late spring when I started cleaning my beds. The rocks had sunk more than ever before. Months of snow and ice had definitely taken its toll.

How to Maintain a Garden Rock Border

The first thing I do is dig out the rocks and set them about a foot away from the grass edge, on the garden side. This leaves me a nice space to level off in order to move the rocks back towards the border. I work in sections so I don’t have to move around so much. After I dig out a section of rocks, I use my hands and a small garden cultivator to move old mulch and soil back towards the border. Simply put, I’m filling in the holes the sunken rocks have made.

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After filling in the holes and leveling off the garden edging, I then set the rocks back where they were. They rest completely on top of the old mulch and make a very nice lip so the new mulch won’t fall off the bed. Some years, depending on how much energy I have, I consider it finished at this point. This year however, I went a step further. It was a beautiful day and I just didn’t want to go back inside.

Easy Lawn Edging

I made the lawn edging by cutting the grass/sod about 6 inches away from the rocks. The sod was soft so it was very easy. Below is a pic I posted on Instagram when I was finished.

Garden Edging anyone can do!

I was hot and sweaty but so happy with the garden edging when I was finished. It not only looks much better, now the mower wheels easily run along the lawn edging for a crisp, clean look.

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As always, my assistant was in the yard with me but wasn’t much help! She loves being outside after suffering through a long and very cooped-up winter.

Lawn edging made with rocks is definitely not for everyone. It’s not maintenance free and it takes a bit of effort. I think the end result is definitely worth an afternoon spent outside and if you don’t have to pay for the rocks, it’s basically free!

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Garden season is officially in full swing, and whether you’re elbow-deep in home-improvement mode or still trying to get motivated, you’re doing great, sweetie. Just know that if you can get out there and prep for the warm months ahead, you’ll actually be saving your future self time and money.

No matter which stage you’re in for your yard work, though, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Home rehabber Mina Starsiak (you might know her from HGTV’s Good Bones), for one, has partnered with Lowe’s to get all of her outdoor needs in check for the season. For her, working on a few key projects at a time—like building planters and planting flowers—is a great way to start.

Sure, you could add a plant here and there, but if you really want to boost your curb appeal, take things a step further and build your own flower beds. The task may sound daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. The key, it turns out, is making sure you set up a good stone border wherever you plan on planting.

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“Stone borders do more than just create a pretty barrier,” Mina said. “A lot of times, if you don’t have a clean break between your grass and your mulch, the grass will jump whatever small break is there and start growing under your bed.” It’s not just an aesthetic thing—it’ll also cut down on the time you spend weeding.

Before you get started, just make sure you buy a landscaping cloth—it helps prevents weeds from growing, but moisture can still get through. “Use a good landscaping cloth in your bed, and then start setting your stones so they overlap the cloth, so your grass won’t be able to jump through,” Mina explained.

Here’s exactly how you can install a stone border for your flower bed, based on Mina’s advice:

  1. Measure and mark the area you’re installing the border on.
  2. Dig a 2- to 3-inch-deep trench along the marked area (depending on the stone you choose).
  3. Place the edging stones in the trench. (If possible, overlap them with the landscaping cloth, as per Mina’s suggestion above.)
  4. Fill in the open spaces with the dirt you dug up to hold the stones in place.

Note: Not all stone borders require a shovel. In this case, simply mark the areas you’ll want to install the border on, then place the stones so they overlap the landscaping cloth. The purpose of this, Mina says, is to make it much harder for grass to grow through, since it will have to work against both the cloth and the rock.

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How To Build a Dry Stack Stone Wall and Backfill with Soil [Video]

Have you ever heard of a ha-ha wall? And, no, it’s not a wall full of the best knock-knock jokes in existence.

In the early days of English lawn development on expansive estates, the rich and powerful wanted to look across their sprawling estates with an uninterrupted view. However, grazing livestock weren’t welcome on the pristine lawns and gardens that led up to the mansions. The ha-ha wall did away with the need for a fence to guard the lawn by creating a sudden, steep drop-off. It was essentially a ditch to keep animals out without any hardscaping to inhibit the view from the house because the hardscaping is hidden down slope from the house. It was as if nobles could say, “Look at all this land I have that doesn’t even need a fence!”

Ha-ha wall in Scotland. Photo by Andrew Shiva, Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 4.0

Expensive? Yes! Surprising for anyone strolling along the lawn? Of course! Presumably, the exclamation of surprise when someone encountered a ha-ha wall is just how it got the name.

While ha-ha walls in early lawns were a sign of wealth, the type of wall construction we’re sharing today is actually one of the least expensive garden walls you can build. It’s perfect for beginner stone masons who want to spruce up the landscape without breaking the bank or committing to brick and mortar.

Watch Daniel and Shannon’s video for all the basics.

Follow along below for the written details on building your very own dry stack stone wall. Then, backfill soil into the bed for a healthy and beautiful landscape.

The design solution for beginners

If you’ve never braved stone masonry before, a dry stack stone wall is an easy place to start. It will make you familiar with stonework and give you some experience wielding a stone hammer before adding mortar, concrete, and huge rocks to your supply list. Because the wall doesn’t require any adhesive, it will easily forgive rookie mistakes. Just unstack and start anew if you don’t love the look of it!

This gets even the beginner excited, but there are a couple of key points you should keep in mind before you start designing this wall in your head. Dry stack stone walls like the one we’re demonstrating today are only meant for edging, not as a retaining wall. Also, the maximum height for stability purposes, is 10 to 12 inches.

Got it? Now we’re ready for the step-by-step instructions.

Choosing the Right Stone

When choosing your stone, select pieces that are very flat. These are easier to work with than bumpy stones. For a short wall, we also suggest choosing thin stones because they’ll give your wall some nice dimension and add to the aesthetic of your landscaping.

Once you’ve purchased that stone, sort and select pieces that will look nice next to each other and fit together like puzzle pieces on the wall.

Select stones that have similar widths for your different levels of the wall. Large, unsightly pieces can be used at the base of the wall, but you’ll want to set aside large, pretty pieces for the top of your wall.

Choose flat, thin stones for building a short wall, and sort them before you begin building.

Bottom Level

Level out the area beforehand. If your wall is going up a slope, you won’t need to dig as deeply into the ground in the higher areas.

Lay down the big base stones for the first layer. While it doesn’t have to be perfect, you’ll want to make sure each layer of stone is at the same approximate level. Checking with a level tool after completing a layer is a good way to check this.

Wall Aesthetics

For a uniform look when building your layers, keep the straight edge of the stone along the front of the wall. The back won’t matter as much because no one will see it. However, if you prefer a more rustic, natural look, you can express your style by showing the bumpy edges on the outside.

Try to overlap the stone whenever possible so there is no seam running down the middle of the wall. Staggering the stones like brickwork will make the wall stable and look professional, too.

Overlapping stones whenever possible will give your wall stability.

Use a stone hammer to shape your stone to fit with other pieces. Carefully selecting your stones beforehand can minimize your use of the hammer, but it’s a useful tool whether you’re an elementary or advanced mason.

Behind the Wall

Once your wall is at the desired height (no more than 10 to12 inches!) you can fill in behind the wall with gravel or small pieces of broken stone. This is called rubble, and it’s perfect for adding support and drainage to your wall.

Now it’s time to backfill soil behind your wall. If you’re planting flowers, we suggest a mix of your native soil and Soil3 organic compost.

When backfilling soil, keep this in mind:

  • This wall doesn’t have to slope backward into the earth because it is only 10 to 12 inches tall. If it was any taller, you would need to create a lean-back into the soil behind the wall by stacking each progressive layer of stone a few centimeters back from the one before.
  • Add your soil for a flower bed or vegetable garden by purchasing in bulk. BigYellowBags are a great solution for when you opt to backfill soil.
  • Be careful when building a wall around a tree by ensuring it’s a couple of feet from any exposed roots. You may need to rebuild in a couple of years if the roots start to make the wall uneven. (Luckily you didn’t use mortar, right?) When you backfill soil around the tree, make sure the buttress roots at the bottom are exposed. Soil packed around the exposed roots will slowly kill the tree because this is where it receives oxygen.

This completed product dry stack stone wall has been backfilled with soil and pinestraw to complete the garden look.

Learn More about Stone

Whether you’re starting out on your stone mason journey with a stone stack wall or think you’re ready to build a ha-ha wall around your estate, Super-Sod is here to help. We offer stonework advice and different types of stone at various locations in Georgia and North Carolina. Our experts would love to help you!

Stone is available at the following Super-Sod and Soil3 locations:

North Carolina

  • Cary
  • Charlotte
  • Mooresville


  • Alpharetta
  • Gwinnett
  • Marietta
  • Forest Park

Easily schedule a Soil3 BigYellowBag delivery at the same time you receive your stone delivery. With only one truck driving through your neighborhood and a few hours of building and backfilling, you can have a short dry stack wall filled with compost for healthy planting!

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How Much Does it Cost to Install Stone Landscape Edging?

The majority of homes in the far North Dallas area have been built with great landscaping potential. Your average, builder-grade home will provide you with at least one garden bed area in your front yard. A great way to enhance the look of your garden bed and help to prevent grass from encroaching on your plants will be to install a stone wall or stone landscape edging along the perimeter of the garden bed. Perhaps you have had the same idea and actually inquired with local landscaping companies for an estimate for this stonework. You might be surprised at the difference in cost if you have had a chance to shop around for estimates. There are many variables that go into determining the cost to install stone landscape edging or a stone wall, so here are some things to keep in mind.

What Kind of Stone to Use?

Stone edging can be assembled with a great variety of stones: Chopped Stone, Boulder Stone, Brick and Manufactured Stone. Manufactured stone is typically made from concrete and comes in uniform shapes and sizes. Brick will also offer you uniformity in size and shape. Chopped stone resembles a long brick and is available in a variety of natural stones that have been machine cut into various heights and lengths. Your average chopped stone comes in 4”, 6” and 8” height and can be chiseled or machine cut into smaller shapes. Boulder stone has no uniformity to it at all and the size can range between 10” – 2’ tall. You should select a stone that reflects the look you would like to achieve. Boulder stones are the most rustic and natural-looking option. They can also be combined with chopped stone to give a beautiful combination look. If you prefer something more uniform in nature, then consider using a manufactured stone or brick.

Should You Dry Stack or Mortar?

One of the very first questions a reputable landscaping company will ask you is how you would like to the wall constructed. The options are either “dry-stacked” or “mortared”. Dry-stacking involves digging a trench along the perimeter of the garden bed approximately 2-4 inches deep (depending on the size of the stone) and placing the stones right next to each other. If you require a stone wall that will be more than one row high, we would recommend providing a sand base to the stonework and taking care to dig a trench to varying depths to provide a finished stone wall that is level. One benefit to dry-stacking your stonework is that it can be more cost effective. In addition, our ground is constantly shifting and stones that have been simply stacked in place are much easier to re-stack. The downside of dry-stacking is that the stones are not secured in place and will provide openings for grass to penetrate the garden bed. Dry-stacking is a great option for boulder stones, manufactured stones with an anchoring system or for decorative chopped stone walls that will not be more than 1-2 rows high.

A mortared stone wall simply means that the individual stones have been secured together using mortar (mixture of water, sand and cement). Mortar would be used on the bottom and sides of each stone, with no bubbles or gaps. While masons each have their own individual methods and styles, most mortar joints should be between approximately 0.5-1-inch wide. The end result is a stone wall that creates a solid barrier. This is a great choice for stone walls that need to be several rows high and provide a barrier to prevent grass growth into the garden bed. Be aware that grass grows on runners approximately 3-4 inches below the soil line. In order to truly prevent growth into beds, the trench for your stone wall should be at least this deep, if not deeper.

Preventing Cracks in Your Stone Wall

Due to the shifting nature of our soil, mortared stonework is always at risk for cracking. The best way to prevent cracking is to provide a concrete base for your stonework. For walls between 1-2 rows high, you will want to provide a concrete base at least 2 inches in depth. For walls with more than 2 rows, you will want your concrete base to include rebar and be poured to a depth of at least 4 inches. This solid base will provide a barrier between your stonework and the shifting ground below. Water is another element that can cause shifting and weakening to your mortar joints. To accommodate for water, ensure your mortared stone wall has weeping holes that allow water an exit from the garden bed. Address any possible irrigation leaks as soon as possible to prevent water from sitting inside the bed.

Average Cost to Build Stone Wall Edging?

As you can see from the information above, there are a wide range of options when it comes to stone wall materials and installation type. On average, installing a dry-stacked stone wall will cost between $12-18 per linear ft. For mortared stonework, you can expect to pay between $25-$30 per linear ft for a stone wall with a thin bed of concrete and up to $35 per linear ft for a thick bed of concrete with rebar.

Masonry work is an art form and when done well, it can provide your landscaping with utility as well as add thousands of dollars to your property value. Invest in a respectable and experienced landscaping company who employs qualified masonry workers. Done well, your stonework will stand the test of time.


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Every day we encounter it, every day as we step through our garden we see our flower beds, our vegetable gardens, and naturally the lawn and flower bed edging ideas that support our curb appeal. Flower garden edging ideas and vegetable garden edging ideas can make a huge difference in our garden and it all comes to a simple concept, addressing two distinct areas by separating them or creating a transition between them.

It goes without saying that the landscape edging ideas that would fit your garden will probably not fit others yet happily there are a dozen to choose from, in the following gallery we have showcased 73 cool garden edging ideas that are worth considering regardless of budget, style or creativity, there is a little something in there fore each and everyone.

Solutions to one’s garden edge can come in any material or combination of materials, there are no “rules”, you will often encounter stone, concrete, brick, wood, tiles, metal, plates, glass, gabion, logs and, happily, all sorts of recyclable materials these days !

Up-cycling and recycling are key words in contemporaneity if we are to have a tomorrow to call future, up-cycling and recycling are words by which we stand for at Homesthetics and we would love to have you on our side, start by throwing an eye over the gallery below and please do let us know what do you think !

Garden Edging Ideas

1. Use Salvaged Wood to Edge Your Garden

One of the easiest methods to create an epic garden edge is through salvaged wood, possibly, pallet wood. The natural material will integrate seamlessly into any arrangement and it offers you infinite flexibility when it comes to design as other woody solutions will showcase in the gallery.

The image below showcases an extraordinary result, all you need is pallet wood; keep in mind that to you do not need to stress about its width or height when you cut these pieces to “size”, the earth around them will help you with that.


2. Use Flat Rocks

Flat rocks are natural puzzle pieces and you happily get to arrange them in a manner that will benefit your garden and enhance your curb appeal, above they separate the lawn from leafy vegetation splendidly, would you like to change something?


3. Shape a DIY Concrete Garden Edge

You will need a certain shape to obtain the desired result as well as a particular concrete mixture that is allows you to play with it; it might seem difficult but a Home Depot consultant will surely you give you a couple of options. The possibilities are endless.

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4. Concrete Stone Edging Magic

Stone options are one of the most used flower garden edging ideas due to their immense versatility and natural look, here assemble in an L-shape on two layers they border the flower pack splendidly.


5. Create a Rock and Brick Pattern

You can create a splendid mosaic garden edge, it can contain bricks, river rocks and if need be, cement to keep it altogether, one could argue that there is no need though, earth s there to support you in any DIY endeavor.

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6. Use Light to Highlight Your Garden Edging

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7. Place Bricks Diagonally to Shape an Edge

Ohh the possibilities, the warmth of bricks and their versatility makes a case for them once more ! In this particular case, bricks have been placed on an angle, diagonally to create a rhythm and a certain dynamicity as result. It is also worth noting that the splendid design is completely non-intrusive and can be reverted or upgraded whenever you need easily !


8. Shape organic Edges With Terracotta Cylinders

Terracotta lines have been used above to sculpt an organic path in which coziness resides through bricks, the splendid shape path creates a small ellipsoidal game that invites vegetation and greenery closer to the individual that glides on it, get creative and embrace vegetation in your own garden !

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9. Create Mineral Fluid Transitions

Patience in the process can go a long way, above a professional garden edge showcases a simple completed process, imagine how you would go about realizing this, we have two lines and a couple of pavement blocks, all balanced by sand, what can be simpler ?

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10. Use Metal Garden Edges

This might require more patience yes and it does require a really cool material, metal sheets. While exemplary, keep in mind that the splendid metal sheets remain rather rough on the edges in most cases and children or pets can get injured if the roam the garden unattended. It goes without saying though that these are exemplar garden edges in terms of aesthetics.

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11. Use Steel Panels as a Garden Edge

If you consider a raised garden bed, options are even more extensive, steel panels can become garden edges just as beautifully as wooden pallets, both can be pierced here and if you want to place greenery in the vertical plane as well, option that we highly recommend.


12. Geometric Zig Zag Metal Edging

Yes, metal edges can function at any level, they`re exemplary regardless of their height; above the height varies just like the metal line varies through the garden thus creating a zig zag in both the horizontal and vertical plane.


13. Use Gabions With Rock and Wood

Rocks, wood, they come in all shape and sizes, sometimes in the form of a gabion, here a really earthy one with colored rocks, wooden blocks and awesome vegetation surrounding the sculptural raised garden. Imagine the garden above 10 years from now, with its vegetation matured, a lush, splendid oasis in the making the example above is !


A gabion can also use shattered rocks that would occupy the volume evenly, the lack of wooden blocks here clears the design further and the small white sand simply aces the neat look, the balance between the elements is spot on, how do you see it?


14. Stack Flat Stone Into an Edge

Your curb appeal might benefit from an all natural look, it can be a flat stone edge, as showcased above. The splendid design is easily reversible, it can be easily changed, upgraded and it has little to no costs, how do you see it ?

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15. Use a Clean Edge Near Your Patio

If you want a pitch-perfect edge, precision is what you`re looking for, here an offset of the terrace, naturally in wood, received splendid dark-blue shattered stone that creates a contrasting transition between the wooden terrace and the lawn, needless to say that once you create the offset, you choose the family towards which the stone goes.

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16. Use a Living Edge

Yep, a living edge! Sounds really great isn`t it? Well it is, it cannot be simpler, use vegetation to protect vegetation !

Yes, we notice the stone edging as well but is the green wall here that contains the vegetation first and foremost, the splendid transition is definitely worth considering !

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17. Use White and Black River Rocks

Yes ! You can combine blue river rocks with white shattered rocks and metal edges to create a layered transition that becomes a graphical element in itself, how would you address such an arrangement of layers?


18. Use Boulders to Shape Your Edge

In the splendid composition above both square pavement blocks and immense boulders have been used to contain splendid fresh greenery but it is the boulders that stand out and create depth in this example, is the boulders that raise the height and contain soil thus shaping slightly raised bed of greenery. The boulders could certainly emphasize a different material than pavement blocks or none, through their presence though you change the game for sure.

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19. Combine Concrete With River Rocks and Boulders

Here even bigger boulders make a change, aided by what we can categorize as big river rocks and a third cement, concrete edge. The splendid tiered layering plays of mineral texture create a game that supports the greenery upstairs brilliantly, a simply awesome flower edge !


20. Use Gray Boulders to Enhance Greenery

A pure beauty, gray blue boulders, white sand and lush vegetation growing through the boulders, a simple and clean look that will certainly be appreciated by many; if you`re just starting out, be patient, the splendid greenery will take its place, it will emphasize absolutely everything !


21. Use Railway Ties to Shape Garden Edges

Using salvaged materials is noble splendid and insanely resourceful ! Just look on how awesome these railway ties look, they seem filled with memory and wisdom, they enhance the yard through their presence and easily contain their raised soil and greenery to new heights, literally.


22. Edge With Vertical Railway Sleepers

If a uniform garden edge doesn’t feel all that appealing to you, then why not go for a raised bed with individual sleepers placed vertically? Not only will the varying heights of the sleepers give it an unusual look, but impart a unique visual effect as well.


23. Use Salvaged Wooden Beams

A decorative garden edge with salvaged wood is another amazing eco-friendly way of giving your garden that much-needed attraction. And you can see by the picture, how the maker was able to personalize the wood and craft it into a very fun and appealing design and give the garden a very unique touch.

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24. Colorful Wooden Edge

Vertical rail sleepers even with their own unique style and visual appeal can feel rather bland and boring, that can dampen your garden’s aesthetics. But painting your wooden edges and giving them different colors will make them look rather bright and funky. Best of all you get to color code and personalize it in whichever way you want,


25. Wood Shaping a Raised Garden Bed

Raised garden beds can allow you to make your own little floral sanctuary from the comforts of your backyard garden. Just like the picture, accessorizing them with small pebbles and evenly cut vertical sleepers can create a very serene and beautiful effect that can calm the mind and help it to relax.


26. Tree Trunks Can Guard Your Edge

With this garden edge and footwork, recycling is the main moto. Not one is the edge made with recycled tree trunks but the footway itself is constructed entirely out of recycled bottles. This imparts a rather traditional yet classical feel to the overall appeal of your garden and goes a long way in protecting the environment.

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27. Wooden Pallet Garden Edging

Wooden pallets can not only be used to make trellises for your tomato farm but can be significantly useful in making your garden edges as well. Its a very eco-friendly option and you can even use it to grow a few climbers as well by attaching the plant to it and training it to grow along it.

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28. Garden Hoses Woven Into an Edging

Brightly colored garden hoses woven around wooden stumps as a form of an edge for your garden is not only aesthetically pleasing but a functional option as well. Along with beautifying your garden, it will help keep those rather curious critters out, and keep your harvest safe if you were growing any.


29. Woven Willow Branch Garden Edging

Woven willow branch edging functions much like the woven hose edging but aesthetically, it’s a timeless classic. And unlike the woven hose, it is not as durable or as incredibly sturdy, but nonetheless, it has a very earthy freshness to it and is very simple to make.


30. DISCRETE EasyFlex Quick No Dig Edging, 40-Foot with 12-Piece Spikes and Connector

If you are willing to give the garden edge a very modern and industrial look, then the spike and connector edging can provide you with just that. It’s a very simple idea, that screams practicality, all you have to do is get some 40 feet 12-inch spikes with a connector and hammer them in accordingly around your garden.

Give your garden a unique shape with this boundary, and you are all set.

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31. Stone Effect Plastic Foldable Garden Edging

Recycling your plastic and giving it a stony appeal can be a fantastic edge for your garden, especially around your precious flower beds. Not only is this a very cheap and cost-effective method but incredibly environment-friendly as well. Take the extra plastic from your home and mold them into a stone shaped foldable edge, we guarantee that you will be pleasantly surprised by the results.

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32. Use a Panacea Gothic Arch Border Fence

Gothic arches for raised flower beds can double as a garden edge. The intricate patterns of the arches with black bold coloring along with the intricate gothic design looks mesmerizing when surrounding your garden on solemn dusky evenings. You can either DIY those arches yourself with either wood or metal, or get them from any hardware store.

33. Unique Chine Plate Garden Edge

Perhaps you have expensive yet broken and worn out china dishes around the house. So instead of throwing them away, why not put them to good use? Forming a garden edge with them is a useful and effective idea. Just dig a trench, put them in and fill it back up again. The beautiful and glossy china is sure to brighten up the garden.

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34. Use a Terracotta pots to shape the Edge

If you’re a lot into flower plantations then this idea might just appeal to you. Terracotta pots can not only house your plants and flowers but make an excellent garden edge as well. And as a DIY project, even if you’re not much of a fan of pottery, they pots are extremely easy to make, and you can shape it the way you choose to fit the size and structure of your garden.

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35. Bowling Balls Can Guard Your Plants

Yes Bowling Balls! You heard us right. A very unique and out of the box idea isn’t it? But if you ask us it is a very fun and funky way of accessorizing your garden. It makes for great garden edges while at the same time guarding your plants and flower beds. Bowling balls come in various shapes and sizes and the neon and florescent colors instantly groove up the place.

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36. Up-cycle Hubcaps into Garden Edging

For all the motor heads out there. An up-cycle hubcap is a really cool and modern way of edging your garden. And much like the china dishes, just dig a trench, plant them and fill it back up again. It has a very industrial avant-garde appeal to it, that allows you to give your garden your very own personal touch.

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37. Use Recycled Bicycle Wheels as Garden Edges

Free is when you turn junk into tools, and in this case into a fully functional garden edge. You can simply achieve this with old cans . But it is more traditionally done with worn out bicycle tires, that makes your whole garden feel unique and a conversation topic for all your social gatherings.


38. Create a Natural Garden Edge


The Natural Garden edge is the simplest to make and is also a very fun DIY project for any gardening enthusiast. All you need is a shovel, a garden sheer and a weed cutter and you are all good to go. Instead of making your flowerbed above ground here, you dig them further down into the ground, leaving the garden a bit elevated.

You can even choose to accessorize the surrounding flowerbed with some brightly colored birdhouses or crop plantations.


39. Use Flat Stone on a Sloped Raised Bed

This is where your home meets the resort. Just as the picture suggest, taking flat stones of various shapes and sizes and arranging them neatly around a raised flower bed, creates such an amazing garden edge concept that makes your home and backyard feel like its some five star resort. Just fill up the bed with vibrant trees and flowers and you will have the complete package.

40. Use Mineral Black to Edge Your Flowers

Taking a page out of the Gothic Arches, comes another concept that is sure to excite the Lovecraft in you. Flowers have an amazing ability of going incredibly well with a black surrounding. And just like the picture suggests a mineral black edging for your flower bed and garden provides a fantastic aesthetic atmosphere that can simply take one’s breath away.

41. Shape Your Garden Through Your Path

Shaping your garden along a Crushed rock path is another interesting idea that has off late been growing in popularity among the suburban households.

Lay down a graveled pathway and let your trees grow unperturbed and wildly around it. A walk through this footway every now and can feel like a mesmerizing saunter through the wilderness.

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42. Use Chicken Wire to Shape A Natural Garden Edge

If you run a poultry farm, then you might just have a lot of leftover chicken coop wires lying around. And coop wires have been known to be great at making raised flower beds as well. These flower bed boundaries double as a garden edge and is a very effective way of delineating your garden boundaries.


43. Use Rocks to Shape a Mosaic Garden Edge

The Calade paving is originally done by pebbles to form a garden path or driveways and terraces. But just like the picture, using large uneven rocks of different varieties can bring about an amazing visual effect as well. You can even try and use faux-stone facing or false brick with laying pavers and slabs to bring about the same desired result.


44. Use Colorful Glass Bottles as Garden Edge

A lot like the bowling ball idea, a decorative garden edge made out of colored glasses might not look or feel as abstract as it sounds. You can either choose to go with deep blue or black glasses that can compliment any flower bed. Or use glasses of different colors to make your garden feel nice and fresh in the early mornings.

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45. Use Rain Water to Create a Water Garden Edge

What’s more amazing than turning your backyard into your own personal ecological park? And all of it is possible with just some rainwater and pebbles. Make a long meandering trench and line it up with pebbles, divert the rainwater collecting on your roof into it and you have an excellent water garden edge.


46. Use a Herringbone Brick Pattern Edge

Perhaps the most traditional and widely used option on our list today. What’s more simple than lining up some bricks into a Herringbone pattern and using it as an edge for your garden and flower beds? And it is quite efficient as well, while at the same time being a very durable structure. Additionally, you can use this as a footway as well that can help you to move around your garden.

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47. Use a Wooden Log Garden Edge

Wooden log stumps have a very natural feel to them, and apart from providing you with firewood for your fireplace, they can be ideally used as a garden edge as well. And the round stumps need not be of the same size or shape, as long as it creates a well-marked boundary, its job is done.


48. Scale Logs to Create The Edge Required

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Another way of using cut wooden logs and stumps as a garden edge is by stacking them up along the border in one neat file. We all know how important firewood gets during the winter, and instead of stowing the uncut ones away in the shed, you can look to dress your garden edge with it. It makes for a fine visual contrast with a foresty appeal.


49. Epic Bamboo Garden Edging

A prevailing idea from the orient. Baboo sticks are quite hard, durable and versatile, and make for excellent garden edges. And if you have your bamboo plantation in the backyard, achieving this garden edge, would be absolutely free and effortless. White bamboo would be the best choice, which you can later paint and color code, personalizing it the way you want.

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50. Salvaged Wheels Up-cycled

Let’s take a trip to the past, shall we? Rusted out and damaged wheels from many years back can be easily salvaged and upcycled to produce a rather unique garden edge that screams history and timelessness. They can form support bases for climbers as well, and if you have a tomato plantation going, the wheels can be quite efficient as a trellis.

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51. Use Horizontal Bamboo Garden Edges

This is more about making a pathway to create a garden edge and border, rather than focusing primarily on the border itself. It’s another very unique use of the bamboo, but instead of trenching it into the ground, you lay it down horizontally to create a walkway out of it and make a rather mellow and elegant garden edge as a result.


52. Up-cycle Metal Pipe Garden Edges

A lot of old houses have worn out and rusty pipes lying around, some may even still be connected to the house’s plumbing structures. But instead of throwing them away, why not up-cycle them into holding brightly colored gravels and pitting them into the ground to form a garden edge? We are confident that just like the picture it will look beautiful and elegant.

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53. Shape Your Garden With a Succulent Trunk

Now here is another interesting idea, the Tree Trunk with Succulent. Why just plant plain tree trunks and branches as an edge? You can grow succulents out of the moss on the trunk, it gives the branch a very unique personality, and as different branches will have a different type of succulent growing on it, your resulting edge will look very varied and colorful.


54. Bring Flowers Forward as a Garden Edge

If making an edge out of vertical sleepers and raised crop beds don’t feel all that appealing to you, then this option may just be the idea you are looking for. And its simpler too, all you have to do is make a flower bed around the garden, and by the picture, you can see that the results can be quite stunning indeed.

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55. Create a Blue Colored Glass Garden Edge

Blue glass has a brilliant shine and gloss to it during the daytime, especially around dusk and dawn. You can dig a trench pathway bordering the garden and plant these glass shards in. During the twilight, it shines in a mesmerizing blue haze that can give your garden a spectacular sight to behold.

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56. Use Layered Vegetation and a Slim Metallic Profile

A very modern and aesthetically pleasing design. Making a layered vegetation edge and giving it a slim metallic profile is quite a popular idea implemented by a lot of homesteaders who desire a fresh new look for their garden.

To make it even more attractive you can line the extremities of the edge with gravel and small pebbles, to highlight the plantation even further.

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57. Rock Edge Doubled in Organic Ensemble

Another pleasing to the sight and inspired edge design idea is the Rock Edge Doubled in Organic Assemble. This concept is all about creating a visual contrast that instantly attracts the sight and pleases. Lining the pathway with rocks on both sides and issuing an organic assemble around it creates a very mellow and calming atmosphere.


58. Use Boulders to Shape Your Garden Edge

If boulders are more readily available to you than rocks and brightly colored pebbles then this concept can peak your interest quite a bit. Make a pathway out of crushed gravel, and line up the edges with big chunks of boulder rocks. And by the picture, you can safely that it doesn’t look as awful as it sounds. But rather it looks very pretty and appealing to the senses.

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59. Sculptural Garden Edge in Brick

This garden edge idea is all about the foot-way and the walk through it. And it is the sculpture that brings the garden to life and makes it feel like the background of some Victorian Romantic novel. The winding path, densely flowered sides and the archaic sculptures, make the walk-through feel like an exciting journey through time.


60. Use Colored Tiles to Create Garden Borders

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With colored tiles, you can make fantastic images and mosaics that will suit your personality and compliment not only your garden but your home as well. This is very a cost-effective and innovative way of decorating your garden edge with just the use of some everyday household tools and accessories.

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61. Bottle Cap Garden Edging is Always an Option

Taking colorful bottle caps and arranging them in unique patterns, can be a great garden edge idea as well. In the picture, you can see that the bottle caps are arranged in a manner that creates a fantastic style pattern that allows the creator to perfectly showcase his artistic talents and imagination. Moreover, you can use them as a walkway as well.

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62. Simple Wooden Beam Flower Garden Edges

Wood beams and raised flower beds are the way to go for this garden edge idea. It’s more about security than style really, but accessorizing it tastefully with the right choice of flowers for the flower bed can make it feel very bright and attractive.


63. Steel Garden Edging at its Best

The more you see Cor-ten steel in the garden, the more will it appeal to you. Cor-ten steel’s natural rust finish on fences, raised garden beds and retaining walls has a very urban appeal that gives your garden that modern look. And what makes Cor-ten steel so very beneficial in the garden–is that it becomes harder and stronger when exposed to weather over time.


64. Mineral Swirl Edging

As the name and picture would suggest, the concept behind this edge is very simple. You create a maze-like pathway around your garden in a swirling pattern and keep each grassy section at different elevation levels. This design just feels amazing for afternoon walks and weekend saunters.

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65. Corten Garden Edging

The Corten garden edging is one of the harder edge design to pull off, but can become pretty simple once you have a grasp on its basic concept. And the concept is fairly simple really, alternate winding grass elevations in a zig-zag pattern, where the elevation rises on the outskirts by mellows out in the middle.

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66. Rocks and Succulent Edging

A lot like the tree trunk and succulent concept, but a much more elegant and refined version of it. The rocks and succulent edging comes with varying pebbles that are small and brightly colored along with vibrant succulents that can be a fantastic garden edge or a beautiful accessory for your patio.

67. Flat Log Edging Ideas

If you have kids at home, then the flat log edging idea is sure to appeal to you. It will not only go as a great garden edge but its a hit with kids playground as well. And one of the most popular things a child does with a flat log edge is play skipping games. They try holding competitions to see who can go hopping around it the fastest.

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68. Glow in the Dark Tree Logs

Dress the logs of the garden edge with neon strips and see your garden come to life at in one of the most spectacular sites you will ever behold. The glow in the dark tree logs are can brighten up any late night social gathering, may it be for a late-night barbecue or an overnight camp in your yard, this edge is sure to make the evening magical.

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69. Japanese Slate Garden Edging

The Japanese slates function pretty much the same as the blue glass, but its overall aura and shine are more mellow and calming to the senses. Serenity is the key thought behind it, and the slates provide a contemplative mood to your garden which can help you relax everytime you decide to sit by your porch.

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70. Use Gabion Walls

A Gabion wall is a cage, cylinder or box that is entirely filled with rocks, concrete, sand or soil. They form very durable and sturdy garden edges, that you can use as a sitting bench as well. The picture shows a Gabion wall made of rocks with a wooden roof, which can be used as a sitting area in your garden.

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71. Pebble with Slate Garden Edging Ideas

A pebble walkway alone can work perfectly well as a garden edge. But if you are looking to accessorize it a bit more, then adding some slates or tiles can be the way to go. Pebbles go extremely well with marble slates or grey tiles, that seemingly highlight its small round and bright features. But not only will this edge compliment the pebbles but your garden as well.

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72. Sea Shell Garden Edging

If you are a marine and sea life enthusiasts then this garden edge might just be your pick for the day. Bring the sea to your very own backyard with this very awe-inspiring garden edge idea. Dig a long winding trench around your garden and fill it up to the brim with sea shells clams and conches, and make your home feel like a seaside resort.

73. Three Minerals Garden Edging

Just as the picture and the name suggests, this garden edge is primarily composed out of 3 separate and unique minerals. Pebbles, rocks, boulders, steel, iron, granite…etc, there is a vast combination to choose from. The main inspiration behind this edge concept is to create a contrast through different color and type oppositions that creates a very attractive sight to behold.

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How do you look these awesome ideas? We would love to hear from you! Keep in mind that after you uplift your garden edging game and your path to greenery, pavement sealers are recommended to both protect the look and enhance it once; on Homesthetics, we have reviewed the best pavement sealers here, cast a glance!

When creating certain boundaries in your yard it’ll help to make them look nice as well. These edging ideas with bricks and rocks might come in handy.

Are you lacking something in your landscaping? Edging your garden bed may be all you need!

When it comes to edging a garden or flower bed, there are hundreds of options: wood, concrete, recycled glass bottles, and even china plates and seashells. These edges can run from small and clean to incredibly detailed and grand. They can be functional – such as creating a dry stream – or simply add decoration to any landscaping.

Edging your beds can bring the whole yard together and add that finishing touch you’re looking for. The material choice is yours, but bricks, rocks, and stones remain some of the easiest and most durable choices.

Here we’ve gathered a collection of some of our favorite uses of stone and brick in the garden. Some of these are basic while others are for the more adventurous among us. We’ve even found a few how-to’s and DIY guides if you’re looking for a fun weekend project. Regardless of where your landscaping skills lay, we hope we’ve found a little something for everyone’s tastes.

1. Flagstone

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Flagstone edging is available in a wide range of colors and thicknesses. It’s great for country and cottage style gardens, adding a rustic touch, and is easy to coordinate or contrast with plants. It can also be stacked securely without the use of mortar.

2. Cobblestones


Cobblestones are a great way to integrate your edging into a path or walkway, helping to tie together your entire garden. The uneven shape adds a classic feel to any garden and contrasts well with soft organics.

3. River Rocks


This river rock filled trench is a great way to edge a flower bed near a patio or path. Smooth river rocks come in many color options and can be an easy way to add texture to your yard. Sinking an old gutter into the ground first can help reduce maintenance and hold the rocks in place.

4. Raised Stones


Raised stone edging is a great option if you have poor soil – it offers the option of raised flower beds that you can fill with top soil. It also adds interest to a flat, featureless yard. Stones are available in many size and shape options so you can find something no matter your yard size or taste.

5. Horizontal Bricks


Paving stone bricks can add a clean raised edge to your garden with the added benefit of mowing right over it. This one in particular allows for a filled flower bed without any of the mess. Sink the stones into the ground to avoid heavy maintenance.

6. Recycled Bricks


Bricks offer a great rustic look to a yard; recycled bricks offer the option of reducing your landscaping costs. You might even have some bricks laying around your own yard! Brick edging can also serve as a lovely pathway around garden beds.

7. Stone Brick


Stone brick is a cheap and easy way to edge a flower bed and comes in tons of styles. They can interlock with each other or just add a touch of color. You can even use them to coordinate other stone work in your yard. This one offers a detailed step-by-step process on their yard transformation.

8. Mosaic Stones


While mosaic set stones may prove to be a bit more of a challenge, there is no denying that they add a beautiful touch to any yard. Put them along a paved pathway for something a little different.

9. Contrasting Rocks


Contrasting textures of stone in complimentary colors can be a lovely touch to a flowerbed. This one offers a clear how-to on installing any style of brick or stone edging to your yard. It even has several videos that are easy to follow along with.

10. Dry Stream

A dry stream is an excellent choice for gardens on an incline or if you’re dealing with excessive rain runoff. Not only is it a beautiful garden feature but it helps solve problems such as soil erosion.


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Great Tips Of How To Build Stacked Stone Walls In The Garden

When it comes to garden walls or garden edging, stacked stone walls are the most common choice. This is because they are low cost as well as low maintenance. And there are versatile ways of how to add some such walls in the garden and today we would like to give you several tips that you should know.

Stone edging in the landscape can help you establish borders between garden areas and lawn. And the best thing of all, you don’t even need to use mortar to build a stone border. You can use stone as a low retaining wall for flower bed, a fire pit, as outdoor seating, water feature etc. We have made a collection of versatile such stone stacked walls that may get you inspired to make such wall in your garden too. Check them out!

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Tips Of How To Build Stacked Stone Walls

So, the first thing that you need to determine is the length, height and location of the retaining wall. Take these measurements to a stone supply yard and choose the material for the project. Once they have delivered the material to the project site dig a footing. You should start the wall 3”-6” below grade so that it cannot be shifted at its base. The wall needs to be laid just like a brick wall – one over two, two over one.

Retaining walls will require some amount of batter – about 1” back for every 12” height. And you should of course, look for tie through stones. These stones go all the way through the wall to help bind it together. Stones should also lie flat or pitch back. They shouldn’t pitch out because they will cause the stones on top of them to slide outward and destroy the wall. Also, make sure to place large stones on the bottom for a strong base.

When building a dry stacked wall, the stones always lie down flat, so the face is the largest flattest edge. Fill the center of the wall with tight fitting stones and level off with dirt. After that, fill any cracks with small slivers to help tighten the wall and increase its structural integrity.

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Stacked Stone Fire Pits

As we have already said above, you can use stone as a low retaining wall for flower bed, water feature, as outdoor seating and even for a fire pit. Fire pits are a common part of yards, because they can create a more welcoming and inviting atmosphere. And you can either buy some or maybe even try to make some out of stones. Here are several such ideas.

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Stacked stone walls are quite popular nowadays and they can definitely add up to the landscape look. The above tips will help you build one on your own, so make sure you follow them. Thank you for reading and don’t forget to stay up to date with the content of Top Dreamer to find many other ideas for your outdoor space.

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