Various techniques allow you to create interesting fences for almost any plant. The fence around the landings have a number of advantages, but not all summer residents strive to make them because of the high cost, the complexity of the choice. Is it so?
The benefits of the fence
Garden mini-zones are of interest both from a practical and decorative point of view.
- Fences protect the soil from shedding, reduce weathering, and reduce erosion.
- Framing reduces the area where weeds can grow. At the same time, the frame creates a barrier to pests, prevents the spread of plant diseases.
- Weeding beds is much easier.
- The sides allow you to increase the temperature regime of the garden, in which the plants ripen faster.
- Borders protect the beds when mowing grass on lawns.
- Well maintained garden view.
Fences allow you to zone the territory and create a unique composition in your garden, becoming an element of landscape design. So summer residents should “get confused.”
Garden fences: requirements
The purpose of the fence sets the requirements for it. When choosing borders for garden crops, you need to consider the type of vegetables and how they are grown, and when choosing a fence for flowers, you should consider the complete design of the garden.
- Environmental friendliness. Some polymer fences release toxic substances when heated.
- Profitability. Various boards, plastic, old bricks are the most economical materials for the garden.
- strength requirements. Neither during the thaw, nor during spring floods, the sides should not creep away from the pressure of the soil.
- Damage resistance. The material must not crack or deform, for example when struck with a shovel.
- Easy assembly. It is necessary to provide for the dismantling of the fence in case of transfer to another place. Sophisticated fences may be suitable for perennial crops.
- Durability. The optimal service life of the fence is 5-10 years.
Highly heated material is not suitable for building a fence, as the soil will quickly dry out, creating a moisture deficit for plants.
Recommended bed sizes:
- With a bed width of not more than 120 cm, you can freely cultivate the land on each side.
- The height is not less than 15 cm, if there is fertile soil. If the soil is supposed to be completely filled or partially replaced with soil, then the height should be increased to at least 30 cm.
- The height of the fence for root crops is from 40 cm
- Compost beds should be fenced with a border at least 60 cm high
The beds can be made self-watering using a drip irrigation system. You can use both a hose and a pipe, holes in which are made with a nail. With the help of adapters, one-piece pipes, a complete irrigation system is connected and laid on the beds so that each hole is located at the plant to be watered. To reduce the evaporation of moisture, you can cover the irrigation system with a dark film.