Organization of space

Dream garden with your own hands: the secrets of landscape design


The garden is a balm for the soul, here you canrelax and enjoy the beauty of the plants. How to create a blooming oasis that will become more and more picturesque over the years? Where to begin? First of all, it is necessary to conduct a soil survey on the site. Experienced gardeners recommend clarifying the groundwater level: if they lie at a depth of about 2 m, then fruit trees will grow well. True, when planning your own garden, you should not limit yourself only to fruit trees; ornamental plants will add charm and beauty to the site. Trees set the overall composition of the garden, so planting begins with them. Be sure to leave free space between them (about 4 m) so that they do not interfere with each other's growth. Then shrubs should be planted (it is better to create group compositions), and lastly - annuals and flowers around shrubs and trees. It is better to divide the plot into zones It is important toto plan different zones: garden, for living, for outbuildings. Be sure to identify a place to stay. Plan the tracks last. First, think about which routes will be the most optimal. When you are convinced that they are comfortable for everyone, begin to equip them. The resting corner can be distinguished with portable flowerpots and containers with abundantly flowering plants: ampelous begonia, petunia, various types of tagetes. Also, in this area, you can install a fence made of slats or mesh and let climbing plants (this can be honeysuckle or grapes) along it. For relaxation, benches, chairs and tables will definitely come in handy, so you also need to allocate a place for them. What style of planning to choose Equally importantchoose a layout style. Of course, if a professional landscape designer will be engaged in arranging your site, then you can plan the most daring options. But many gardeners enjoy creating their own dream garden. There are three main planning styles: regular (geometric), landscape (English, landscape), and mixed. Regular styling is ideal for flat terrain. It is characterized by strict geometric shapes. Ponds, plants in the garden, paths should have clear lines. In this case, all elements must be placed symmetrically about the central axis. Landscape style is great forterritories with elevations. Bends on the tracks here are usually smooth. It is desirable to use natural material or its imitation. The outline of ponds should be natural, rather than rectangular, geometric. Mixed style combines the elements of the two previous ones. It is the most popular, as it provides a lot of different possibilities for decorating the garden. Useful recommendations

  • Distribute the site into categories: lawns, flowers, bushes and trees. Do not forget about the fountains, ponds and alpine hills.
  • On a slope, start planting the plants in the garden from top to bottom.
  • On a narrow stretch, start building the garden from the middle, and then go to the edges.
  • In the garden you can grow not only flowers and trees, but also medicinal herbs.
  • To ensure the harvest was good, do not place fruit trees in the shade of buildings. It is better to plant them in sunny places.
  • Recreation area should please the eye. Therefore, place it so that all the picturesque areas can be seen from it.