mailbox landscaping - used the paver edging design found here: http://www.infobarrel.com/Edging_a_Flower_Bed_With_Cement_Pavers ; One year later: I recommend adding upright bricks along the curb to help hold in the mulch. Also, a spiked finial of some kind will keep the birds from messing on the upright post!
How easy would this be to make for a backyard table or a homemade bar for the patio? All you would need is some crates, paint, and a few blocks of cement. Really, you could use the same ones that you would use to make a path on your patio or even the ones that line your garden. Anyways, I found this idea at http://asebalko.se/ from a post on Pinterest while searching for DIY projects. Around my house (which has a pretty small patio) this would be a good fit for us because first of all, ...
The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead. It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric.