Plan garden corners cleverly


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To get a better idea of ​​future garden design, you should first put your ideas on paper. So you get clarity about suitable shapes and proportions and determine which variant can best be realized. All you need is a sketch roll, pens, ruler and photos or prints from the corner of the garden to be redesigned. Put the tracing paper over the photo and start drawing. A sketchy representation is enough. You will quickly see if your idea is actually suitable and a concrete design can be developed from it. Then you can start with the actual planning and calculate quantities and quantities. In the following examples, we will show you how this principle can be applied to a wide variety of garden areas.

The front yard: inviting and appealing

The front yard is a representative area, because finally the visitor gets a first impression of the property. For a harmonious sense of space, it is important to bring structure into the front yard. This can only be done by choosing the right wood. Specimens with striking foliage, prominent bark or colorful autumn colors are particularly attractive against a dark façade. The fan maple (Acer palmatum), for example, is a small-sized, picturesque tree with a high design value.

front yard

From a front yard one expects a friendly atmosphere

Design front yard

A completely new effect gets the drab-looking front garden by the planting of small shrubs, grasses and perennials on a diocese. The diagonal path to the sidewalk is a clever shortcut from the parking space to the front door

A diagonal path brings more suspense into the narrow front yard through its flowing transition from the footsteps path to the pebble bed. Loose structures in the plantation of garlic and grasses (heron-feather grass, sedge) go well with small shrubs (Scheinbeere, Scheinhasel) and large-leaved perennials (Funkie and Frauenmantel).

A garden with a sense of naturalness

The design of a home garden depends on the personal wishes. You have to find out for yourself and decide what the garden should offer. In order to develop a fitting, harmonious concept, "playing" with geometric shapes is essential. Trying out on tracing paper immediately reveals the spatial effect of what has been marked. In this example, a casual design is chosen. The trees - arranged in the foreground, middle and background - despite the distance form a spatial unity and make the garden look bigger.

Lawn area terraced garden

Design terraced garden lawn area

There is no room structure on the empty lawn. With the new layout, the garden immediately gets depth and the view from the terrace becomes more attractive

The curving lawn and planting areas are fluid and dynamic. In addition, the soft lines are emphasized by grass stones and a low, semi-circular dry stone wall at the garden end. The widening and narrowing of the lawn creates new areas that are clearly visible from the terrace. Dense hedges on the property boundary avoid unwanted views from the outside and make the garden a self-contained space.

Embankment in the terrace style

Heavily inclined surfaces are often difficult to shape, because heavy rains easily cause landslides. A good solution: The terrain is terraced and graded with gabions. The filled with stone wire baskets are practical, durable and visually a successful thing. The content of stones in all color variants in question. Between the gabions, narrow plant strips, in which perennials and grasses are planted in dense rows, loosen up the design.

hillside garden

At the moment, the hillside garden is overgrown, looks unstructured and is monotonous in the planting

Shaping the hangar garden

With just a few lines, shapes and colors you can quickly get an idea of ​​what the embankment might look like in the future

Info: For gabions as support elements for terrain jumps over one meter in height, a general building inspectorate approval is required (please contact the local building authority). The reason for this is that permanent structures require regular control for stability.

Embedded in a staircase

The bed at the staircase is not nice to look at - something has to happen here! Instead of thinking about a new plantation, one could certainly give the area a new use. How about a seat! For this purpose, you could level the areas on both sides of the staircase and arrange so that the staircase is framed by two narrow plant beds.To cover the exposed sides of the stairs well, high grasses such as miscanthus and riding grass as well as columnar shrubs like yew can be set, which are not very intensive care.

House entrance stairs

Design of house entrance stairs

The area next to the staircase lends itself to a generous seat opportunity. The planting on both sides of the stairs conceals the unattractive wall and ensures a friendly welcome

The trick is to let the plant rise parallel to the stairs. A rhythmic alternating plantation of autumn branches and grasses would be a conceivable combination. Directly on the house wall is a simple bench made of wood and natural stone, on which one likes to settle down. In front of it grow, loosely distributed in a split area, dryness-loving upholstery such as carpet phlox and saxifrage. In a small square at the outer corner, the crimson flowers of the Fetthenne glow in autumn and bring color to this garden corner.

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