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Flower beds in stone
In this article we will discover what stone flowerbeds are for, what advantages could you get from using them for your garden, how to build them with your hands and the main uses.
Of course, the choice of stone flowerbeds depends very much on your aesthetic taste, on the combination with all the other ornamental and decorative elements of your garden but above all, not forgotten, on the needs of the plants that you intend to cultivate inside the flower beds. Yes, because they are the real protagonists of your garden, and their health and well-being depend a lot on how they are accommodated, on how they are treated and on so many other variables! For example, the use of one flowerbed rather than another depends on the soil on which your plant or flower will be installed.
In short, each flowerbed has its specific purpose, both ornamental and practical: there are some built in brick, concrete, stone, wood, metal, concrete and so on.
In this article, we will discover the beautiful and very useful stone flowerbeds
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF STONE GUIDES
If you have chosen to install stone flower beds in your garden, you have certainly made a tasteful choice to break the monotony of simple green!
The stone flower beds they have different characteristics that make them ideal for those who want to use them within their own green space, according to their needs and taste. For example, stone flower beds can be easily modified, without too much effort and without wasting time. It is also possible to move them to another area of the lawn with ease and without necessarily having to ruin the overall aesthetics. Yes, because many people want to periodically change the appearance of their green area to make it always new, more appealing and more enviable. Then in this case the choice of stone flowerbeds is for you.
In fact, if you are tired of the appearance of your garden and intend to vary its appearance, all you have to do is remove the clods from the strip where you want to install your brand new flowerbed, using them to close off the portions of land that would be visible after the removal of the old flower bed.
The stone flowerbeds are very simple to create and blend well, by affinity one could say "elective", with gardens of all types and tastes.
They also have the advantage, thanks to their constitution and robustness, of being able to accommodate inside them beautiful and vigorous tall-trunk trees. Yes, because tall trees generally have a rather important root system. The roots, thick, strong and vigorous, could in time penetrate the ground and advance with strength until literally breaking the flowerbed. Well, in this case, using stone flowerbeds, it is really impossible for it to happen. The stone flowerbeds are indeed strong, robust, and perfectly able to withstand this kind of "assault".
USEFUL TOOLS FOR BUILDING A STONE BOOT
Building a stone flowerbed is quite simple, as long as you have some free time and the necessary tools that we will describe.
Among the tools and materials needed to build a solid stone flowerbed, we need to have a meter, a rope and a dozen so-called pickets (robust sticks will do as well). These will be of fundamental importance when tracing the perimeter within which we will place our stone flowerbed.
Next, get yourself a pickaxe (a spade or a shovel will do just fine, depending on your familiarity with these tools and the strength of the soil) which will serve to dig deep into the hole we need shortly thereafter. Also obtain gravel bags, which will be indispensable when you need to create the base of the row of stones or the low wall you are about to build.
Of course, you should not forget the fundamental material for the construction of a stone flowerbed: of course, the stones.
Stone flowerbeds: PROCESSING PHASES
After tracing the perimeter of the flowerbed, you will proceed by digging a hole for a depth of about ten centimeters. Fill the hole with a layer of gravel.
Arrange the stones starting from the larger ones, describing the perimeter of the bed with a first layer.
Arrange the second layer by placing the stones in a staggered way compared to the previous ones. Proceed in this way arranging them asymmetrically for the rest of the perimeter. In this way, your stone flowerbed will be much more stable over time.
You will notice that between one stone and another there will be empty spaces. Fill the empty spaces with smaller stones.
Now the space inside the flowerbed you have built can be arranged to accommodate the soil that will be used by the plants to grow. Dig and fertilize, and proceed with sowing.
The choice of plants and their placement for decorative purposes will depend, of course, on your particular needs and your tastes.