Having a small garden in your backyard is a great way to relax, read your favorite books, or spend some quality time with your family. You can use it for gardening, planting flowers or vegetables, or just as a place to reflect and be at peace. Putting a wall around your garden area has many advantages, such as protection from animals, privacy, and preventing erosion in storms. No matter what reasons you have to erect a wall, there are some things you need to keep in mind.
Types of Materials to Use
There are several different materials that you can use to build a perfect wall. The first thing to consider is of course the material. Many people build walls for protection, privacy, or just decorations. Those who are just after privacy or protection use concrete walls. You can also use hedges but you will have to keep them pruned and under control so that they are kept at the desired height. Other types of materials that you can use are tiles, brick walls, or beautiful landscaping rocks.
Using the Tiles
Tiles can be a great option for those who are looking to build walls while keeping aesthetics in mind; tiles will look really good around your flower beds and plant areas. The best part is that they are fairly inexpensive. If you or some of your friends or family members have recently used tiles in their homes for some purpose, you can use the left-over tiles to create a beautiful boundary without spending much. You might also want to try the broken pieces of tile to create a mosaic look, or you can create almost anything you want by gluing the pieces together in a unique pattern. Using tiles in your garden area will bring lots of color to your gardens.
There are many different types of tiles that you can choose from. The most common ones are ceramic, stone, and porcelain tiles. All of these can be used for walling your garden but the most popular is ceramic tile, mainly because they are strong, durable, water-resistant, and offer stability to your walkways.
Things to Remember
First, you need to do some homework. Sit down and draw out a design of your area and what you want to add in. You can include plants or flowers and how do you want to set it up. This drill will help you have the picture in your mind and you will know exactly what you are looking for so that you don’t waste your money on unnecessary stuff.
Look around your home first and see if you can find some building material (e.g. the tiles or rocks). This will help keep you within your budget.
Finally, prepare your area before starting to work. Choose the spot in your yard where you want your garden (if you don’t already have one) and clear it out before putting down your walls. If you are doing garden edging with tiles, make sure your flower beds are raised.
What to Avoid
Do not rush when working on the design of your garden. Remember you will be using it for a long time to come so you need to think about what really makes you happy and choose accordingly.
Also, do not use brick walls without being sure about the permits and all. Some cities do require permits before building walls of any kind in your yards.