You decided to make a flowerbed or garden path, but do not know what to protect them? The easiest way to do it with makeshift borders. In this article we will explain how to make concrete curbs for flower beds and garden paths with his hands.
The advantage of such curbs is that they can be any shape and length. One day, the fences that border a flowerbed or garden path, you will save yourself a lot of trouble for many years.
Materials and tools:
- plywood or thin MDF
- wooden pegs
- wooden trowel
- capacity for kneading concrete
- cement-sand mixture
- liquid dye for concrete
- the composition for sealing concrete
How to make concrete curbs for flower beds and garden paths with his hands
Mark out the border where you plan to place the curb. We need to mark the stripes with a width of about 10-15 cm
Tip: to make a layout complex shape, you can use a garden hose or rope.
Dig a trench with a depth of about 10 cm on the markup. Tamp the ground at the bottom of the trench to provide a reliable basis for the concrete.
On edges of the trench wooden hammer pegs in increments of about 50 cm.
Screws fasten the flexible strips of plywood or fiberboard.
Note: for straight sections you can use rigid plywood.
To the gap between the walls of the formwork was the same, insert a little inside the chute reechki appropriate length.
Knead quite thick concrete, and fill the resulting trench. Trowel to evenly spread the mixture and seal it.
Wait when the surface will take the excess water, and then smooth the concrete surface with a wooden trowel.
If desired, the surface of the concrete can be done to unravel, like your border consists of small sections.
Cover the top of the concrete with a solution to seal, and then let it bake for 3-5 days.
When the concrete has hardened, remove the formwork. If the sides of the curb left indentations, fill them with soil and tamp.