Around the Yard
By: Danny Lipford
Adding a border to your planting beds is both practical and attractive. Almost any border material will serve as a barricade to prevent grass from intruding on the planting area or running plants from escaping into the lawn (to be the most effective be sure the border is buried at least an inch or two below the soil). The more durable borders (stone, brick and concrete) also provide a nice clean line to mow or trim against. The right style material will create an attractive frame to border your garden.