All the advantages of a corten steel border edge at a glance
When we create a new flower-filled border, we like to create a clear separation between the border and the other garden elements, such as the lawn, terrace or pavement. There are, of course, many options for making such a partition. One of these options is the sturdy Corten steel border. In this blog we list all the advantages for you.
But first; what is a corten steel border rim?
Corten steel border edges are durable steel strips of 1.5 cm thickness and are often used as edging. The strips are flexible, so that the border can easily be separated from the adjacent garden elements. The border edges are provided with ‘spikes’, which makes it easy to install the Corten steel border edges in the ground. Upon delivery, the border edges are still iron-coloured, they will get the tough and natural-looking rusty appearance after a few weeks or months by being exposed to rain, wind and sunshine. Of course you can lend nature a hand by treating the Corten steel once with a salt solution (3 scoops of salt in 10L of warm water).
The tough look and organic shapes of corten steel border edges
With a pronounced rust color, the border edges provide a nice contrast within any kind of garden. Many borders are stiff and have difficulty moving with borders or garden elements with undulating shapes. The Corten steel border edges, on the other hand, are very flexible and therefore easy to bend into the desired shape.
Placing the border edges
Applying the lace confinement works very easily. Yarinde supplies the most common size of corten steel border edges. You order the border in separate elements of 16 cm high by 106 cm long. The height is divided into 8cm spikes that go into the ground, leaving a 8cm edge. The border edges are equipped with handy click systems that allow different elements to be linked together in a simple manner in order to achieve the desired length. These click systems take up approximately 6 cm, so one border edge is sufficient for 1 linear metre. If you have to ‘turn the corner’ halfway through an element, that’s no problem. Because of the flexibility, the elements are easy to bend.
More natural than a raised border
One of the current trends is placing a raised border, this has the advantage that a small garden looks larger due to the dynamic difference in height. The major disadvantage of a raised border box is that the soil becomes much drier. The use of organic shapes and corten steel borders, for example, brings dynamism to the garden in a different way, but with the great advantage that the perennial garden plants are in the ground, so that there is many times more food and water available. The placed border plants will most likely grow large and full faster.
When we create a new flower-filled border, we like to create a clear separation between the border and the other garden elements, such as the lawn, terrace or pavement. There are, of course, many options for making such a partition. One of these options is the sturdy Corten steel border. In this blog we list…