Pallet planters are not that difficult to build. Place vertical beams of pallet on the brick wall for support then fix four by one pallet cases or pallet planter on them. Use lights to decorate them and also hang cages to make the look complete.
Mow strips can be made from any solid material used to separate the lawn from a planting bed. They allow a law mower to trim the grass all the way to edge of the lawn without having to use a string trimmer.