10 Solutions for difficult garden corners

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Many garden lovers know the problem: difficult garden corners that make life and the view difficult. But even the most unpleasant corner in the garden can be turned into a great eye-catcher with a few tricks. To make the design easier, we have put together a few solutions for difficult garden corners.

1. Nice frame for the garden pond

In every garden, water is an enormous enrichment for humans, animals and plants. If you are not planning a formal water basin in a modern garden, the right framework for the pond is especially important. Whether ready or foil pond, the transition to the lawn or to surrounding trees and shrubs should be well planned.

Pond in the garden

In order for the pond in the garden to be really effective, it needs, as here with our reader, a beautiful border

Outside the swamp zone of a pond or pond at the prefabricated pond, the soil is the same as in the rest of the garden. As a transition to the lawn ornamental grasses and flower and Blattschmuckstauden offer different heights, such as iris, cranesbill, stonecracker or Funkien. Half-height bushes like rhododendrons, which appreciate high humidity, can be arranged in front of trees.

2. Variety for slopes

Many examples from our readers prove it: even gardens on a slope can be designed in many ways. On the lawn you can create as symmetrically planted flowerbeds, which always score when looking from above or below - even vegetable beds are possible, if the position of the sun allows it. Serpentine paths open up the slope and facilitate the care work. For the seat, the pavilion or the pond you can not get around a partial terracing of the terrain, the effort is worthwhile in the long run, however, in any case.

Garden on a hillside

Especially by the hillside you can create a nice tension in the garden

3. Small front yard: cleverly divided

Front gardens are always a special challenge. If they are small and slender and lie on the side facing away from the sun, it will be even more difficult. The solution is a mixture of optimal space utilization and diversified planting.

Staircase idea

Perennial, shrubs and trees are planted in a wide band in this front yard. The surround form numerous pebbles in different sizes

The area between fence and staircase is used in the extension for a curved planting strip, which is equipped with ornamental grasses, dwarf female fern, small woody plants and shade perennials such as Bleeding Heart, Solomon's seal and elfin flower. At the house, plants emerge from the bed again: Japanese sedge in a pot and primrose ball with ivy in the window box. White river pebbles at the foot and house wall brighten the front yard.

4. Suitable companions

Garden paths that lead through the garden or at the house without accompanying plants usually appear bare and monotonous. When the path runs through the front yard, companions are often omitted. In fact, it would be unfavorable to choose a variety of different perennials here.

Lavender on the wayside

Colorful yet elegant: Lavender is the perfect companion

More elegant is a planting of only one species, such as lavender, along the whole length. In spring, tulips can decorate the edges and in the autumn, interplanted higher and lower ornamental grasses can provide variety.

5. Make versatile use of the space in front of walls

Be it the garage wall, which borders on the garden, the house wall from the neighbor or the privacy wall on the garden border - a permanently beautiful planting is here usually difficult. Climbing plants have no easy play on walls without a climbing aid, moreover, the soil is often compacted. Higher trees and shrubs do not grow well in the rain shadow of the stone wall and can not be placed directly against the wall for reasons of space. But especially sunlit walls are ideal for a Mediterranean-style garden corner with herbs, exotic plants and perennials in pots. With tables, ladders and tiered storage, you can raise the height and integrate a seat.

Planting table in front of the house wall

The planting table not only serves gardening but is also decorative

6. Perfectly hidden: garbage cans in front of the house

Everyone has them, everyone needs them, but no one wants to see them - because the front garden can still be so beautifully planted, garbage cans in front of the house are not a nice sight. The solution is garbage can houses, which provide space for models of different sizes and make the ugly containers invisible. In some variants, the roof is even plantable. Thanks to the mix of materials and different colors, they match every building style.

Dustbins House

This house cleverly hides the garbage cans and can be planted

7. Where to go with the compost pile?

Whether grass clippings, leaves, plant waste or kitchen residues - over time, everything in the compost heap is transformed into valuable humus. So that the course with kitchen waste is not annoying, the compost container should not be too far away from the house and the way there by treadplates or paving stones well in wet weather.

Compost pile in the garden corner

The compost heap almost does not stand out in the corner

Ideal is a hedge or a battened fence in the background. High-growing perennials or tall grasses on both sides integrate the container harmoniously into the environment.

8. Never again bare walls

The fastest screen protection solution for the garden border or the terrace are wooden partitions. Although they keep one eye on the other from one day to the other, they often seem like foreign bodies. Climbing plants in this case quickly remedy.

Clematis is overhanging a wall

The Clematis is suitable for sunny or partially shaded places

For sun or partial shade are perennial species such as clematis, climbing rose, honeysuckle and genuine or wild wine. In the shade, ivy or climbing hydrangea decorate the walls with vibrant green.

9. Now the shadow is blooming in difficult garden corners

This plant combination is suitable for garden areas where the sun hardly or not at all:


Even a bed in the shade can light up with the right plants

(1) Giant Sedge (Carex pendula), (2) Woodland Goatee (Aruncus dioicus), (3) Yellow Foxglove (Digitalis lutea), (4) Gold Rimed Funkie (Hosta fortunei 'Aureo Marginata'), (5 ) Blue-leafed Funkie (Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans'), (6) Woodland Bellflower (Campanula latifolia var. Macrantha), (7) White-Colored Japanese Sedge (Carex morrowii' Variegata '), (8) Red Cormorot (Geum coccineum' Werner Arends'), (9) Siberian Cranesbill (Geranium wlassovianum) and (10) Woodland Poppy (Meconopsis cambrica). In order for all plants to come into their own, set higher species to the rear, lower ones to the front.

10. Vegetable cultivation on unfavorable ground

Large or small vegetable beds for salad, cauliflower, chard or carrots near the house are handy. Especially in new buildings, however, the floor at the house is heavily compressed and often filled with rubble and stones.

raised bed

A raised bed protects the back and offers vegetables optimal conditions

Effortless measures to improve you save yourself with a simple, about knee-high raised bed. Below you put the area with Hasengitter as Vühlmausschutz, as a limit serve boards in the desired length and height. It is filled with clippings, garden and compost soil - so nothing stands in the way of a rich harvest.

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