Garden design 4 ares. How to equip a small area with your own hands?
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Neatly paved paths, fragrant flower beds and original landscape design, assembled into a single composition on the backyard, are a reason for pride. It is easy to organize a harmonious composition on a spacious territory, but it is much more difficult to think over and implement the landscape design of a suburban area of 4 acres..
Many people dream of spending their free time away from the bustle of the city in their own country house, around which a beautiful garden is laid out..
The garden is a place where you can relax your body and soul.
But professional designers can even do this task and every summer resident will benefit from expert advice, thanks to which they can really transform a small piece of land into a masterpiece of garden art.
Despite the small area, such a site has great prospects and opportunities..
The key to the success of improving the area around the house is the performance of work according to a clearly drawn up plan. A small area needs to be divided into zones.
- Garden Garden.
- Flower garden.
- Recreation area.
The design of such a site must meet the requirements of beauty and practicality..
If you wish, you can place a playground with a swing, a sandbox on the territory. It is important to distribute which zone the attention will be focused on. If the owners of the house are avid gardeners, then put the beds in the foreground. Or, for example, when children live in the house, their place for games should be located closer to the residential building – so that they are always in sight and do not spoil the flower garden, beds on the way to their swing.
The shape of your site is also considered an important factor..
The garden today is more relevant not as an opportunity to grow healthy and tasty vegetables, but as an option for a cozy rest.
What to consider in a small garden?
When arranging a suburban mini-estate, you can do everything possible to make the site seem wider and brighter. To do this, you need to fulfill three requirements.
Given the size of the site, you will have to deny yourself a lot.
- Do not clutter up the space with massive buildings – a garage, a barn. If they do exist, it is necessary to close them with a “green curtain” of bushes.
- If you have a choice – a deaf or open fence, you should choose the second option. The best option is a chain-link mesh, along which you can let curly annual vines – morning glories, ampelous nasturtiums.
- Forget about tall trees and lush bushes.
A detached guest house can’t fit into your cozy garden.
Having fulfilled these simple conditions, you will get an interesting landscape design that will delight with the flowering not only the owners of the house, but also neighbors, guests and ordinary passers-by..
Plants and flower beds on a plot of 4 acres. Ideas for decorating a plot in the country
Thinking over the landscape design, it is important to choose plants not only according to their beauty and personal preferences, but also to make them comfortable on the site. To do this, it is worth considering how much the bushes and seedlings love light in order to understand how they will shade each other and what will come of it..
The hostess, even in a small area, will find a couple of square meters for a “vegetable garden”.
A fence or fence in your garden can be made “alive” with the advice of experienced designers.
In landscape design, there are dozens of ideas for different sites, but for a small area of 5 acres, the options listed in the table are best suited.
|Suitable plants||Care features||disadvantages|
|Rock garden||Barberry, cotoneaster, henomeles, spirea, styloid phlox, evergreen Iberis, Carpathian bell, creeping thyme, woolly chisel, obrieta, Schmidt wormwood||When choosing species, you need to take into account their lightfastness, what types of soil they prefer. The composition is easy to care for: you need to regularly moisten and fluff the soil, remove weeds and faded plants||The rock garden needs regular strengthening of the structure|
|Rabatka||Low-growing names: marigolds, petunia, godetia, balsam, terry purslane. Tall species: salvia, hosta, calendula, verbena, annual dahlia||To create a vivid picture, you need to sow the seeds along clear lines. The ridges do not require special care: standard watering, weeding, hilling and fertilizing while sowing seeds||No|
|Front garden||Rose, peony, lilac, hydrangea, gladioli. You can create a composition of spring bulbs: daffodils, tulips, crocuses and hyacinths||Standard watering, removal of dead stems, fertilization||It is necessary to correct the shape of the stems protruding from the front garden every 2-3 months|
Your garden design can be DIY.
Finishing the facades of houses with modern materials: photo, design
Best of all, garden compositions are in harmony with the general atmosphere of the suburban area, if the materials of the facades of buildings, the fencing of the territory are similar in style and color. Natural materials are the best option for decorating a garden, but it has one drawback – high cost. But modern manufacturers of building and finishing materials have made stone, wood, metal more affordable for consumers..
The result can be a great seating area..
On such a site, it will be possible not only to relax in comfort, but also to spend time effectively.
Today, private house owners choose the following materials for exterior wall decoration.
- Coated metal panels are a reliable, durable and versatile material that will help create unique designs.
- Fiber cement textured panels – made of cement, imitate brick and natural stone.
- Wooden panels – a budget option, ideal for decorating walls in country houses.
Starting to plan the arrangement of your summer cottage, you need to take into account all the nuances.
Other types of finishing materials do not lose their relevance: decorative plaster, clinker tiles, porcelain stoneware and siding. The roof is covered with metal tiles, asbestos-cement slate, ondulin and corrugated board.
At the very beginning, in planning your entire home, you will have to take into account the landscape horizon around the future home..
Mixborders in landscape design: photos, schemes
Modern landscape design is a harmonious balance of different details. A mixborder will help to decorate the site with a bright and unusual composition. It is impossible to create a volumetric structure on an area of 5 acres, but a small one is easy.
The diagram shows how to create an expressive yellow-purple mixborder..
In the photo, the numbers indicate the following plants:
- Viburnum undersized.
- Oriental poppy.
- Bonar verbena.
- Tavolga millennial.
- Bush rose.
- Ajax’s Zhivokost.
- Astilba Montgomery.
- Fragrant tobacco.
If you plant these names according to the scheme shown in the picture, you can create a composition in the garden that will not cease to delight with flowering from late spring until the first frost.
On an area of 5 acres, a mixborder in tandem with a rock garden, rabatka or front garden will create a unique landscape.
Modern landscape design on 4 ares
In order for the design garden work to be successful, you need to complete construction work in and around the house before starting to translate into reality schemes for planting a summer cottage with bushes, trees and ornamental plants.
Correctly dividing your garden plot into certain zones is a guarantee that in the future you can quite comfortably enjoy both well-groomed garden beds and beautiful flower beds.
If you got a plot without buildings, then you can plan everything “from scratch”, and not deal with the transfer and restructuring on it.
Then you can start implementing the plan and take into account some of the nuances:
- Shrubs are selected according to the shape and height of the bush, according to the shade of the foliage and the flowering period, so that some species, after drying of the faded inflorescences, are replaced by others.
- Using several types of shrubs will expand the space.
- A small decorative reservoir will not “steal” the area, but, on the contrary, will increase it. This is due to the fact that moisture-loving species can be planted on the first line from the reservoir.
The main thing in working in a small area is to correctly use every millimeter..
You can listen to the recommendations of professional designers, which will transform the territory into a stylish corner..
Geoplastics and landscaping in small areas
Risk is one of the ingredients for success. To make the landscape design of the area around the house a unique masterpiece, you can resort to geoplastics. There is one “but” in this unusual solution – artificial hills on sites up to 10 acres look unnatural, upset the natural balance. Therefore, instead of a high hill, you can create a small elevation for a rockery or rock garden..
Consider what exactly you need to have on a suburban area.
With skillful zoning, even in a small area, you can find a place for such a decoration of the summer cottage area.
The layout of the plot is 5-6 acres. Viewpoint in landscape design
The viewpoint is the place from where the owners and guests of the suburban area most often admire the garden. There are two types of viewpoints – static and dynamic. The first concern places where you can be in an immovable state for a long time (not to walk) – the location of a bench, a gazebo. Static is also a window, an entrance or balcony door, from which a picturesque view of the bushes, flowers and trees opens..
A dynamic point can be a place from where a beautiful view of the landscape beauty of a plot of 5-6 acres opens when walking – a bend in a path, a gate, a porch.
On a small plot of 5 or 6 acres, the viewpoint that opens the landscape of the garden is determined not by the desire of the designer (owner of the house), but by force: only from it can you determine how to create a landscape design in a tiny area. Landscape designers advise you to choose a viewpoint, take a picture of a plot from it, then, looking at the photo, think over the layout of flower arrangements, the location of hotel elements – a playground, a recreation area, a vegetable garden.
On a plot with an area of 5-6 acres, it is better to place the viewpoint on the porch of the house if from there a view of 70-80% of the territory opens.
Thus, you will become the owner of a calm and wonderful relaxation corner..
Expert opinion Alina Kvileva.
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