A garden border creates an eye-catching barrier between your garden and the rest of your outdoor living space. There are a variety of border designs to choose from, it all depends on what kind of barrier your garden needs. You can complete your garden border in under four hours and it will cost you less than $200. 

Need help deciding what border would work best in your garden? Here are a few suggestions to get you started:


Brick is a popular option that is both traditional and practical. The best way to create a brick border is to build a diagonal border. Rather than using cement that can shift during the cold months, bury the bricks halfway in a sand trench at a 45 degree angle, exposing one third of the brick and securing them tightly within the soil. Use a string for a straightedge to help guide you along. For a vintage look, use mismatched or older bricks to bring more character to your garden!


Flagstone or cobblestone edging gives off a natural, cottage or country look and is relatively easy to install. All you need is rocks of various sizes and the vision to make them fit together as seamlessly as you choose. You can use sand to secure your border, or just lay the rocks tightly against each other. Adding this natural-looking edging will provide clear definition your garden.


For a more unique and edgy look, you can line your garden with pieces of metal pipe or glass bottles. You can fill the bottles or vertically-placed pipes with rocks or even smaller plants. These are sturdy options that don’t require as much maintenance as others, are easy to install, and offer a one-of-a-kind decoration in your outdoor living space.


Plastic or cinder block edgings are less natural-looking, but they are versatile and won’t rot when placed around your garden. You can use the holes in cinder blocks to grow more plants around your garden, taking advantage of as much space as possible. These options may look less natural, but they are definitely unique and have their benefits.

Laying a garden border is a project that can be done in a short amount of time and for a reasonable price. This feature sustains your garden and adds decoration to your outdoor living space.