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How to Create Beautiful Garden Borders

Borders are a fantastic way to transform your garden from being dull and dreary to being full of life and flourishing. Everyone wants to be able to create beautiful garden borders that flower for a very long time. Here are some top tips on making your borders look stunning in the garden this year.

The plants

The plants you chose and the placement of them is probably one of the most important things when creating beautiful garden borders. It is best to choose plants that have complementary colours to create either a subtle or contrasting pattern. Evergreen plants can look great in borders by providing form and structure while also looking beautiful all year round. It is also advisable to plant perennials in groups so that they have more impact.

Nourish the soil

It is important to keep the soil in good health as this is what provides a lot of the nutrients to the plants. Applying a mulch to the soil is a great way of providing nutrients, retaining moisture and preventing weed growth.

Westland Farmyard Manure is an ideal soil conditioner packed with essential nutrients for bountiful crop yields. This natural product breaks down organically, releasing vital nutrients along with a rich source of organic matter and humus. Perfect for mulching and blending into the soil during planting, Westland Farmyard Manure ensures optimal conditions for the thriving growth of plants, fruits, and vegetables..

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Bio-Life Soil Improver is another option you can use to improve your soil. It has a blend of manure and bark to improve the structure and fertility of the soil for stronger, healthier plants. The physical structure creates a more open, free draining soil that is easier to re-wet and retain nutrients.

Westland Soil Improver in use


If you want to have borders with lots of long lasting flowers, feeding them is very important. During the growing season, feeding the plants will provide them with extra nutrients that are essential for full growth. A good feed to use is Westland Boost All Purpose Liquid Plant Feed. Boost is an all-purpose plant feed formulated with the perfect blend of nutrients to provide up to 4x more blooms. The first plant feed optimised for both peat and peat free composts. Find out more about Boost here.

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Following these tips will mean you have a healthy, beautiful and long lasting border.

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