Clever planning for a new garden


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The last roof tile is laid, the mailbox set up - uff, it's done! For many home builders now begins the most beautiful part of the work: the garden design. But before you reach for the spade, you should clarify three crucial points:
- What is most important to you in the near future?
- how much may it cost?
- How much time do you have to plan for the garden to look the way you imagine it?

Cost factor garden plant

The cost issue is usually the limiting factor, because very few plan the garden in their budget. This often gives a rude awakening: Paving, for example, even with smaller areas such as a terrace quickly with several thousand euros to book. Solve the money problem initially with compromises. Our two drawings show you how.

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This is how the finished garden should look in a few years

The vision

The dream of the homeowner in our example was a varied garden with many perennial beds, a terrace with a pond, a kitchen garden and secluded small seats (picture left). The entrance area was meant to be open and inviting, so the choice fell on a white picket fence as a demarcation that allows one or the other view into the front yard. Towards the street, the property is surrounded by a blossom hedge, to the neighbors with a Haubhecke, so that the backdrop does not seem too restless.

The strategy

The garden is not finished, but it should still be used as a recreational and leeway. Since the many wishes and the large area are both a creative and financially challenging, practical solutions must be found that bridge the time until the garden has taken on the desired shape. For this purpose, recourse is made, if possible, to inexpensive intermediate solutions. These should be appropriate and allow further work around, for example, be easy to set up and dismantle and the budget no more than necessary burden.

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MINI-POND: Small but nice. With water and two or three plants, the old zinc tub becomes a mini-pond. Small floating plants such as water salad (Pistiastratiotes) you get already for 2.50 euros.

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HACE: Double is better. A fence serves as a boundary until the hornbeam hedge is large and dense enough. The price of a hedge is determined by the species used and the size of the plant.

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BODENDECKER: They make tight. Cranesbill and Co form dense carpets in a short time and are ideal for woody planting. A magnificent cranesbill (Geranium magnificum) costs about 3 euros, it expects eight plants per square meter.

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SAFETY: Cheap or expensive. Reed mats (2 meters high, 6 meters wide) cost in the hardware store about 30 euros, screens made of wood are much more expensive (from about 50 euros per meter), but a nice and durable alternative to hedge or wall.

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SUMMER FLOWERS: Fast splendor. Tubers, onions and annual summer flowers are cheap in price and let the garden bloom in a few weeks.

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GRAY: Very nice and practical. Anyone who gravel paths themselves, comes to material costs of about 20 euros per square meter.

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TREES: Time is money. If you buy trees too small, you are waiting for a long time for shade. Trees in the size as shown on the left cost between 100 and 300 euros.

Mini-pond

Hornbeam hedge

cranesbill

privacy

summer flowers

Gravel path with flowers

to plant a tree

The implementation

The goal of the dream garden in mind, the individual items are now arranged according to urgency. The screen is in a new building in the first place. Now the cost factor comes into play: the larger the hedge plants, the more expensive the fun becomes. Small plants but hardly protect from strange eyes. The compromise: In addition to the road cheap reed mats were set up, which serve as a visual screen until the hedge is high enough.

Trees and hedges

With all woody plants, you can also shorten the waiting time with fast-growing species, such as hornbeam or privet forerunner, or Deutzie, dogwood and forsythia for the flower hedge. The only downside: What grows fast, must also be cut regularly. The cutting is omitted in the ball Robinia, which was planted as an attractive house tree in the front yard.

Gardening proposal

Immediately after building the house, the garden will initially be equipped with attractive temporary solutions

The terrace

On the wish list at the very front was also a seat at the house. To give the purse some rest, it was initially waived on a paved terrace. A gravel area looks good and is less in the money. The same principle was applied to the carport and the paths in front of the house.In the vegetable garden, the gravel was even so good that he was allowed to stay, all other places and paths were later paved.

Water in the garden

in garden without pond is not a real garden! A small prefabricated pond or a tub filled with water as a mini pond on the terrace spread holiday flair, until later a "real" pond follows. Not only around the pond and the terrace, perennials bring abundance of flowers into the garden. If you plant large, already flowering specimens, they have something of it in the first year. Those who prefer to use cheaper small plants, can bridge the time with one-year summer flowers. Many seed bags are already available for one or two euros.

Play area for children

For families with children the garden initially also serves for games and romping. There is ample opportunity for this: For turf sowing, hard-wearing turf was chosen. In addition, a small playground with children's house, swing and of course a lot of sand was created. If the children are older, the area with turf is closed again in no time and the playhouse becomes a garden shed.

Play area for children

For families with children the garden initially also serves for games and romping. There is ample opportunity for this: For turf sowing, hard-wearing turf was chosen. In addition, a small playground with children's house, swing and of course a lot of sand was created. If the children are older, the area with turf is closed again in no time and the playhouse becomes a garden shed.

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POND: If you do a lot yourself, you save. The guideline value for a self-created foil pond with a water surface of about 15 square meters and a maximum depth of about one meter: around 500 euros.

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SEATING: The more, the better. A bank is set up quickly, the nobler, but more expensive variant is a fortified seat. For two square meters of pavement you have to estimate about 160 euros, the price depends heavily on the material.

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GARDEN HOUSE: Make old out of old. A little color and curtains, even from the children's playhouse a garden shed (or even a tool shed).

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ROLLRASES: Relocated in no time. The price of the roll from the roll depends on the order quantity for many suppliers. For example, there are 20 square meters of sports lawns starting at 92 euros (4.60 euros / m2).

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STRÄUCHER: They are in a hurry. Fast-growing flowering shrubs such as the beguiling fragrant pipe shrub (Philadelphus) enchant the garden after a short time with its flowers: A pipe shrub of the sort 'snowstorm' grows annually about 25-30 cm in height and 20-25 cm in width. A 100-150 cm tall plant in a container is already available for less than 10 euros.

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STAUDEN: Choose the XXL variant. Really true: This bed has been created fresh! Many perennials are already being flowering in especially large pots. Thanks to the large, well-rooted bales, they can also be planted in the middle of the season - but they are also two to three times as expensive as small plants.

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Wooden bench with pavement

summer house

turf

mock orange

herbaceous border

Much more design ideas including planting plans for front gardens, long, narrow, wide, small, large gardens, hillside gardens, city gardens, terraces and much more can be found here.
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