Landscaping doesn’t have to stop at barkdust and pea gravel. And thinking outside the picket fence doesn’t have to mean over the top or cheesy. Sometimes the most simple, basic ideas can add the most curb appeal to your yard. Wire gabion baskets add both creativity and functionality to any yard. Not just for retaining walls anymore, gabions offer a multitude of design options.
Square, rectangular, rounds, or spiral…whatever the shape, gabion planters give a whole new meaning to “raised beds”. Check out YouTube for tips on how to build yours.
Lawn and Bed Borders
Use smaller gabion baskets to define borders between lawn, flower beds, and pathways. (Pro Tip: Add wood or concrete between the baskets for a truly one-of-a-kind look.)
Want durable, natural patio furniture that will stand up to Oregon weather? Benches, stools, plant stands, and even tables can be built using these sturdy wire baskets.
Don’t limit yourself to just one type of material in your gabions. Mix it up! Round river rock in different sizes and colors, small quarry boulders, wood, plastic discs, and even glass balls and “stones” can be used. OR, add your own style and use multiple mediums in one!