Wooden palisades as a bed frame

Wooden palisades not only optimally limit the bed to the lawn or sidewalk, they can also hide small differences in height at the edge of the bed or in the terrain. Thanks to the palisades, you no longer even have to clean the edge of the bed. Here we show you what is important when setting the wooden palisades.

Buy palisades

Don't buy the cheapest stockades lying around in the hardware store. Some types of wood rot very quickly if, like a palisade, they are constantly exposed to the moisture of the soil. You should not use types of wood such as spruce, birch or beech as palisades. Domestic oak is better suited. Larch or Douglas fir are also quite durable, although they are usually much more expensive.

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Hammer in wooden palisades step by step

  • Wooden palisades
  • Fäustel
  • Sledgehammer
  • small board
  • Spirit level
  • line
  • Folding rule

1. Plan bed borders

If you want to build a curved border, you should lay out a garden hose along the planned border. This is the best way to see how the lines are taking a nice calm swing and still correcting the arcs.

2. Work out height

In the case of a bed border with different heights, you should start with either the highest or the lowest palisades. If, for example, a bed border should have the lowest point in the middle, you should start here and then keep the other palisades slightly higher. Note that the palisades can still be hammered in later. You should therefore only roughly hammer in the palisades and only work out the final line later.

3. Place palisades

When hammering in the palisade, you should definitely protect the head of the palisade. If the surface is damaged, moisture can later penetrate more easily and the wood will rot faster. Either use a suitable drive-in sleeve that is placed on top of the palisade as protection, or you place a small board over the head of the palisade. This also prevents the palisade from tearing open at the top.

Tips & Tricks If you want to use the wooden palisades to prevent certain plants, such as bamboo, from spreading unhindered underground, the palisades should also be set deep enough. For example, while mint does not branch so deep into the earth, the bamboo with its rhizomes can still infiltrate a 60 centimeter deep barrier.