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When one wants to add visual interest to a landscape, the best thing to use is a berm. A berm also is a practical thing to do. Some of its advantages are in providing wind break, privacy, and protection from water that is being drained. Berm borders also give the beds of a garden neat and tidy edges. While berm is just more than for its aesthetics, one can use it to reduce the spillage of mulch into the grass and catch soil that tends to erode that would run off from the berm. Adding an edge to the berm is not considered all that necessary though. But if one decides to edge a berm, some materials to consider are: plants, rocks, bricks, and plastic or metal. When using plants for edging, one has to use something that tends to grow low and alyssum or barrenwort will do. While using rocks are natural, using all rocks can be a costly edging technique. The next consideration is making borders for the berm. The right amount of edging material should be used and to do this one has to plan ahead. Create the lines on the borders and then start placing the material. With effort, they will turn out well.

Key Takeaways:

  • Berms allow a way to avoid materials such as mulch being washed into a yard.
  • There is a edge for every taste, minimal or extravagant, complex or simple.
  • Various materials can be used such as thick plants and flowers, rocks, brick and more.

“A berm is a good way to add visual interest to a landscape, but this mounded bed is also practical.”

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