Low fences, decorative or invisible to the eye, have become an integral part of the landscape of the suburban area. The plastic border for garden paths helps to solve several problems; The article provides an overview of the most popular models of fences, including tape, piece and sectional. The following information will acquaint you with the advantages and disadvantages of plastic products, will help determine the choice for a particular type of track.
Practical and cozy country plot - the dream of every owner; to solve these two problems in the best way helps the techniques of landscape construction. One of the most significant ways to improve the local area is zoning; it is carried out in different ways, often with the help of garden paths.
Garden paths are the most practical way to implement a variety of design solutions; Curb fences give them a neat appearance, and sometimes can change beyond recognition. Traditional curbs for tracks, concrete, wood or brick, are selected depending on the landscape features of the site. Plastic curb fences solve the same problem, but the visual result is different. The use of plastic curbs, creating the effect of "cutting into" the web of the walkway into vegetation, has become a favorite method of landscape design professionals.
The plastic border for garden paths can have a different look. It is flexible tape or durable, made in the form of piece parts of various shapes. In any case, it adjoins the track with a solid side, the opposite side serves for fixation. Plastic fencing is used not only to create neatly outlined tracks. Such a fence can distinguish the shape of a flower bed or lawn, limit the terrace, prevent soil erosion. Plastic curbs have proven their versatility; They are widely used for fencing children's sandboxes and playgrounds, blind areas around a residential building, trees in the garden.
Plastic fences are considered a universal solution for any suburban area. The territory will always look well-groomed, regardless of which curb is chosen - decorative or functional, imperceptible. Products offered by the manufacturer can be divided into the following types:
Sectional fences . Consist of a set of identical parts with fasteners. Installation of the fence resembles a game with a children's designer - quickly and easily; the result is a neat track or an elegant flowerbed.
Tape fence . Have the appearance of a flexible ribbon and are sold in rolls. Such borders fix well the edges of the track of any shape, preventing the lawn grass from growing, but they are almost completely in the ground and therefore cannot play the role of landscape decoration. On the other hand, in this lies their positive quality: curbing ribbons are suitable for the decoration of the track from any material.
Finished fences . Such borders imitate a fragment of a fence made of natural material and have the appearance of a board, curb stone or tile.
Despite the fact that plastic fencing appeared much later than usual, they had time to become widespread due to a multitude of advantages, including: 2>
Durability . Borders are made of wear-resistant types of plastics.
Budget cost . Products are characterized by low price compared to traditional fences of stone and concrete. For them, you do not need to arrange a sand pillow and drainage system.
Versatility . A plastic sidewalk border is used to enclose any elements of the garden plot (taking into account design features).
Presentable appearance . You can pick a curb for any landscape style: most products are offered in several colors.
A wide selection of models. You can use the decorative option or choose invisible, immersed in the ground border.
Ample opportunities . The borders are suitable for edging not only the paths, but also other garden objects of any geometric shape.
Thoughtful design . Border elements are provided with reliable fasteners of high strength.
Easy to transport and install .To install most models do not need to carry out preparatory work; they also will not require care.
Good performance . Products are not afraid of frost, do not fade under the action of ultraviolet radiation, are resistant to temperature extremes, humidity and chemical effects of the soil.
Resistance to mechanical loads . Fencing is preserved as the ground moves or soil swells.
Reuse . Most models are dismantled and can be reused.
The disadvantages of plastic garden accessories include the following features:
Artificial origin . Plastic is the result of refining petroleum products; This explains its durability and inertness to external influences. Plastic products do not harm humans and plants, but at the end of the period of use must be recycled. Care for recycling falls on the shoulders of the site owner.
Restrictions on the use of . The strength of the curbs is limited to certain limits, they are not intended to enclose the car platform.
Easy installation . Automatically it also means easy disassembly. Returning after a long absence, the owners can detect the loss of a decorative fence.
Plastic products made of high strength polyethylene recycled. A variety of sizes and a wide palette of colors allow you to choose the fence, combined with any style of the site. The most popular types of garden curbs include the following products:
Refers to tape materials, made of flexible plastic, resistant to solar ultraviolet radiation and low temperatures. It has the form of a tape with a thickening in the form of a tube at the top. The lower part is provided with a small bend for fixing in the ground. The standard length of this roll stop is 10 m, width - 10-11 cm, thickness (in the middle part) varies from 1.6 to 2 cm. Products of black and white, brown, terracotta and green colors are available.
The material has the form of small blocks of natural stone Neighboring blocks are fastened with the help of grooves-protrusions and additionally fixed in the ground with fastening pins. Blocks are not exposed to frost, precipitation and sunlight. Since the curbs for the Labyrinth tracks are installed on the ground surface, if necessary, they can be easily moved to another place. Such a fence looks spectacular in the frame of flower beds, lawns and paths with bulk coating.
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It is a set of elements of different sizes, the combination of which allows you to originally separate the track from the flower bed. The blocks are 15x30 or 30x30 cm; they are laid on the surface of the soil or slightly buried. The “old stone” is suitable for arranging straight-line fragments of paths or for multi-tiered structures (for example, for a low retaining wall one can build masonry with a width and height of several blocks); parts are fixed with plastic nails. On curved areas such a border looks angular.
About using curb tape on the garden plot in the following video:
A set of identical parts with a height of 9 cm with a rounded top. After installation (using plastic nails), the solid border acquires a wavy appearance. The "Wave" has a special protrusion at the bottom, thanks to which the mower will mow the entire lawn without residue.
The material of terracotta color is a worthy substitute for classic brick. It has a height of 13 cm (part protruding above the ground), is made from lightweight, high-strength polypropylene, and is not afraid of temperature fluctuations. Such a fence looks like a series of ordinary bricks dug into the ground at an angle of 45 °; it will help to originally separate the path from the plantings. Border elements are attached to each other according to the thorn-groove scheme, each detail is fixed in the ground with a fixing anchor. If the need arises, the fence can be easily disassembled and moved to another site.
Fencing elements are made in the form of half split along the log 15 or 21 cm high. Flexible connection of individual parts allows you to protect the sandbox, garden path or flowerbed of any shape. Products are available in dark green, terracotta and brown.
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A set of rectangular panels 13-15 cm high and 3 m long, equipped with grooves and additional fixings. Panels are appropriate for fencing sites, beds, children's sandboxes and flower beds; Often they are used in the construction of greenhouses (for fixing the film or metal frame).
Delimits various surfaces : tracks of any type and other materials (pebbles , lawn, flower garden, mulch).
Securely fixes the edges of tracks.
Serves as a limiter for curly beds , alpine slides, ornamental ponds, beds; used for arrangement of pristvolny circles.
Serves as a limiter for pouring liquid rubber in playgrounds.
A geoplastboard has many advantages:
Sturdy construction . Sections are connected with reliable locks, eliminating the shift of the fence; in the soil border is fixed with special anchors. Fencing suitable for reuse.
About the installation of the plastic border of the Geoplastboard in the following video:
Convenient transportation . A roll of material 150 m long is transported without problems in the trunk of a car.
Easy installation . Excavation is not required - dig trenches and concrete the foundation; the ground is only pre-leveled and rammed.
Physical characteristics . Made of polypropylene, bends on any desired radius.
Care . Does not need additional care.
Among the positive qualities is also the ability of Geoplastbord to withstand significant temperature drops and a ten-year warranty from the official manufacturer.
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A variation of the previous curb tape, used for decoration of flower beds and paths in a suburban area, and for pavements in public places. It is made of thinner plastic, the standard color is dark brown.
Garden curbing properties, strength and all-weather, determine the range of their application. Most plastic fences fix the boundaries of landscape elements, some are allowed to be used for arranging multi-tiered flower beds and landings. To fully understand the capabilities of the selected model, you should read the instructions attached to the product. When buying, installing and further using the curbs, the general recommendations are as follows:
B the plastic composition , from which curbs for garden paths are made, includes special additives that make it possible to exploit products in the open air. Plastic type is marked on the curb; You can find out about its properties and the possibility of recycling by using the Internet search.
The B-300 border corner will be a practical solution for decorating a garden path made of stone, paving stone or paving slabs. 8.5. 4.5 or l Any segmented version with supports . If the track is made of bulk material (for example, gravel), the Country border will be the best separator. Flat curb ribbons are ideal for decorating flower beds.
About the garden curb with a glow effect in the following video:
When installing, comply with the technology recommended by the manufacturer. Borders of application and ways of installation of products have differences; compliance with the rules largely determines their reliability, durability and appearance.
Plastic curbs should be in harmony with the material of the paths, building finishes and vegetation. Before purchase, determine the installation location and the required quantity; you may need not one, but several types of borders of different configurations or colors.
Installation of curbs along the chosen path will be easier if you use a stretched line and control the installation level.
If the soil is dense or rocky enough, plastic anchors should be replaced with stronger metal fasteners (nails).
On loose soil it is much more convenient to create complex forms ; the places of the bends are fixed by an additional anchor to avoid deformation and ruptures.
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The plastic garden curb is a convenient invention that helps to improve paths and flowerbeds. It is made from recycled materials and has a simple design, but at the same time, it effectively orders the growth of plants and allows you to make the boundary lines perfectly smooth and neat. Not every architectural element is able not only to structure the landscape, but also to do it with minimal labor intensity - a rare and therefore valuable advantage.