Gabion Baskets can be used in lots of different ways within your garden. Use them to create a distinctive wall or a unique seating area and fill them with recycled glass bottles, driftwood or decorative stones.
Step 1: Choose a basket made of galvanised steel to prevent rust. If you’re making a seating area we’d recommend choosing a cube that is between 430mm and 510mm so that you’re seat stands comfortably above the floor.
Step 2: Prepare the area by making sure the ground where you want to put your gabion is firm, flat and cleared of weeds.
Step 3: Build your gabion. Some gabions feature push-clips to hold the sides in place but the gabions we have used are held together with helicals. To use this style of gabion, raise the face and side panels so they are vertically together, then simply twist the helical along the joint, making sure you twist it to 90 degrees at each end.
Step 4. Choose your material. When choosing rockery, boulders and cobbles to put in your gabion basket make sure they are large enough not to fall through the gaps. This will depend on the size of the holes in your gabion, but we would suggest choosing a stone with a width of 100mm or larger.
Step 5. Filling your gabion. You can choose a single colour of cobble or boulder for your project if you are trying to achieve blocks of colour in your landscaping but using a layered effect can be highly decorative and create an interesting feature.