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Landscape Borders

Using landscape borders is a great way to beautify your home, reduce maintenance, and provide a boundary between different parts of your landscape.

Borders can be placed around garden beds, shrubs and trees, and recreational areas. They help contain mulch, keep plants from spreading, and reduce mowing time.

Pick your border materials based on your budget and the look you're going for. Wood borders are versatile and have a natural look. Use wood that's more resistant to decay, but remember that all wood products will need to be replaced every few years.

For a more durable border material, try stone, brick, concrete, plastic, or aluminum. You can also plant a groundcover or other plant for a natural edge.

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