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« on: May 05, 2009, 03:26:54 PM »
There are some small plots along the sidewalk that are utterly untended and ignored, but would probably do best if I could mark them off somehow. I have a roll of low plastic edging, but once I run out of that, I don't really know what else to do (without buying more).
Does anyone have any tips for some makeshift fencing/edging? Just something to indicate "Don't walk here, there are plants"?

- E

Re: Fences/Edging
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2009, 08:27:37 PM »
Dry sticks poked into the ground is the ultimate in low-budget solitions. Of course, depending on the size of the stick and how firmly you push it into the dirt (and the kind of dirt), it might not be a lasting solution, especially if there's a good chance of people taking shortcuts over it  :P

Another even less pretty option is finding some long brambles (like in the woods), and use that as a makeshift 'fence' simply by putting both ends into the dirt such that it makes a curved line with thorns. Kinda like brambles naturally do, but without the roots, and the stuff spreading everywhere ;)

A third option that might take some work if you even can even apply it, is finding some abandonned railroad track that's layed over gravel and larger rocks. Pick out the largest and flattest rocks, and make your fence with that. (Alternatively, just find a place with lots of long or flat rocks). Lot of work finding a spot to harvest them from, picking out suitable rocks, transporting them and putting them into place, but it could make a gorgeous solution if done well.

Re: Fences/Edging
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2009, 12:25:30 PM »
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Re: Fences/Edging
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2009, 08:23:19 AM »
I understand what you feel. Why do we have
to spend if we can do like recycling and be
creative. You can use old cans and make
signage out of it. I also want to share this
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