Lawn: Two design ideas for replanting


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initial situation

The newly built detached house looks bald and unfinished without a garden area. The homeowners would like to use the available lawns as a seat, especially since the location on the south-west side of the house is optimal. The two double-wing doors allow two terrace areas - so you can enjoy around the clock the beautiful sunshine.

Proposal 1: Curved steppe garden beds

Steppe garden beds

Garden area with curved steppe garden beds

The redesigned area on the south-west side of the family home is a real sunshine spot. For this reason, mainly heat-loving perennials and grasses are planted. Like a ribbon, the Pyrenees aster 'Lutetia', Muscat sage and the light-stemmed stalks of the Rosa Oriental lamprey grow together from August to September and form a loose, semicircular border with the lawn beyond. The half-height perennials frame the seat, but still do not obstruct the view of the adjoining meadow. A path of beige gravel, which is loosened up with a few blue shades, connects the airy arranged perennial border with the two terraces.
The large seat is south facing, at ground level and was created with gray cobblestones. The simple seating group, consisting of a bench, a table and two chairs, invites you to lunch in the sunshine. Should it get too hot, a large parasol provides shade. Tufted Feather Grass, Elephant Thistle and Snake Knotweed, which bloom from June to August, form a beautiful transition to the outwardly decreasing perennial flowerbed. At the same time, this serves as a light and airy privacy screen that gently delimits the terrace.

steppe sage

From April to October, the annual Spanish Daisy treats pink-white flowers throughout

On the west side of the house is a second, slightly smaller seat. From the wooden deck you can enjoy the late afternoon and evening sun in a deck chair. A step leads from the terrace into the garden. Along the elevated seat, the perennials are planted on small hills. In addition to the snake-knotweed grows big-bushy steppe sage, which thrives particularly well on sandy soil and provides from June to September for colorful accents. Also, the purple-sun hat may not be missing in this heat-loving plant combination in any case. Its light to purple flowers show their splendor from June to October. In terms of color, the Nepal riding grass comes along. With its high inflorescences, which form bogenig overhanging, pink panicles, it is an eye-catcher in the garden from summer to late autumn.

Suggestion 2: Combination of corners and curves

Combination of corners and curves

Garden area with a combination of corners and curves

The spacious property allows a division into different areas. Straight lines and round shapes bring tranquility to the garden and border the terrace and lawn.
The terrace is south-west facing and therefore not exposed to the full midday heat. It offers enough space for a large seating area. In order to ensure that the floor covering made of gray floor slabs does not look too flat, isolated pads of stone thyme were planted in the cracks. The silvery herb with the pink flowers gives off its typical spicy scent from June to August. For variety, the seat surround made of red clinker bricks. Matching the façade of the house, the clinker stretches as a small wall on both sides of the stone staircase up to the patio door. The strict form is loosened up by the bushy giant gypsophila. In the summer months, the heat-loving large tree sparkles a real firework of small, white flowers. Due to its impressive height of up to 180 centimeters you plant the sea kale, as the Giant Gypsophila is also called, better in exposed areas. In the perennial flowerbeds are growing from April to May flowering loam flower and the precious peony, which follows a month later.

Wall with boxwood

Distinctive are the large inflorescences of the willow bush (Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'), which match well with the color of the house wall

Ball-cut yew trees and Balkan bear claw, whose purple flower candles bloom from July to August, complete the seat. This plant combination stretches along the house wall to the second staircase on the south side. The cinnamon maple provides shade on hot summer days. By subplanting with magnificent candles, Diptam and Balkan-Bärenklau his beautiful bark is particularly good effect.

Planting plans for both design proposals can be downloaded as a PDF document.

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