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Stacked and raised beds: design rules

Stacked and raised beds: design rules

Stacked beds as an element of landscapedesign found in all of us more often, but still remain a novelty. It looks such a bed is very original, spectacular, space, space takes less than usual, since the lower tier is not too large, and all subsequent - smaller area. Bunk beds with their own hands create many vacationers, making your garden more attractive and bright.


Highlights in creating a multi-tiered composition

There are many ways to create a multi-tieredbeds with a variety of materials. The main thing is that the design did not seem cumbersome and looked elegant. When you create a vertical beds need to pay attention to the background. The best background for a flowerbed - green lawn, hedges or shrubs.

Type of beds depends on the colors using the colors of the same color, it will look totally different than planted with colorful flowers.

Designers do not recommend to use in one tierflowers of different sizes. Stacked beds look very organic, if the lower tier of the land with the largest flower buds, and in the subsequent use of smaller flowers. But if all tiers of flowers used, the size of which is approximately the same, flowerbed looks great too.

A flower bed of wooden barrels

To create a bunk beds usedwooden barrel, the result was an interesting composition, where the top of the dahlias look good, at the bottom - succulents. The barrel can be installed anywhere in the yard and garden

Longline bed of wood

Example of creating a bunk beds made of wood. Used four containers with no bottom, located in a special way, planted flowers in the corners formed

Multi-storey bed

The result is a beautiful volume flowerbed, which will decorate every corner of the garden. Colors are well matched in color for each tier, forming a harmonious combination

The design of beds of this type is such that the waterfrom lower tiers will flow away, going to the bottom. Accordingly, for the lowest tiers need to choose moisture-loving plants and flowers and make drainage and for the top - those that are not afraid of drought. When you create a multi-tiered beds choose flowers with a long flowering that bloom at the same time - as a flower bed for a long time will retain an attractive appearance and does not need to be updated. While some on the contrary like to change the appearance of the flower beds during the summer, planting new flowers. It's a matter of taste.

To create a multi-tiered beds are suitableunpretentious flowers like pansy, petunia, nasturtium, pelargonium, begonia, calendula, marigolds. Colors can be combined as you like. If the plants have flowers of different colors, such as, for example, pansy, begonia or petunia, can create a beautiful flower bed, using only one plant in different colors. Work on a multi-tiered flower bed - it works where you have virtually unlimited. Unleash your imagination and you will be able to create a true masterpiece in his garden.

What easier way to do this flowerbed?

Building blocks

The building block can play the role of the containerflower from which to collect the flower garden. porous lightweight concrete blocks, conveniently planted flowers in a recess inside. The soil is dug groove shaped flower beds, poured down a layer of gravel. Then tier for tier according to the chosen form of blocks are laid out, they poured the earth and planted flowers.

A flower bed of blocks

To create a vertical tiered bedsusing special trays, blocks having a truncated side. In such beds will not have problems with the outflow of water from the upper tiers, you need only to create good drainage layer at the bottom

Blocks-trays have truncated sides, are availableconstruction firms especially for decoration of flower beds. Longline design and beds can be made by special order in one of the companies that engaged in this.

Old tires

A flower bed of tires can be a decoration of your garden,if you show imagination, paint the old tires and place them in an interesting way. As for any vertical flower beds, the bottom is made drainage - expanded clay, gravel, twigs. Tires are cut across, and then into strips, the biggest used as a lower base. The lower band, rolled into the ring, slightly deepened into the ground and replenish the earth. Similarly, the following tiers are created. Make sure that the space for planting flowers was enough, given that they will grow with time.

A flower bed of tires

To create a flower bed used whole tire for upper tiers need to do at the bottom of the tray. The bright colors used for dyeing tires blend with bright colors

How to make a bed of tires

A flower bed of tires, cut into strips. In this case, all tires of the same color. The recesses for the planting of flowers made at the correct distance from the light of plant growth

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Another option - a raised flowerbed

Illuminating the subject, one can not say about the raisedflowerbeds. This element of landscape design came to us from England. This bed is divided into a florist, raised over a distance of 15 cm to a meter above the ground.

raised beds

The original look of the round form raised beds, this is a worthy ornament to any corner of the garden and courtyard. Positioning can be on the ground, and on a solid foundation

A raised bed is fenced wallsof different materials - wood, natural stone, brick. Inside the structure it is necessary to make a drainage layer. These beds have been successfully used for the decoration of areas for recreation, barbecue, but also in itself a single raised bed will decorate the yard and garden. For a flower bed is better to use annuals - bulbs and perennial plants above the soil level may not survive the harsh winter and freeze. The material that is used to create flower beds, can emphasize the style of garden. For example, for the garden, country-style suit bricks, in regular garden looks nice bed made of natural stone.

In raised beds, in addition to the original type,there are other advantages. If the soil in your yard is not fertile, in flower beds, you can create any conditions and plant interesting plants. In plants room to grow than in a container, and take care of them easier, since it does not need to constantly lean as in the care of an ordinary flowerbed.

Option raised beds

The raised bed in the rustic style. Bright colors look great on a background of green lawn, and take care of a flower bed is easy and pleasant

To create a tiered raised beds and useful building blocks. Especially just use them to create a rectangular flowerbed.

A raised flower bed - a place where there will be goodgrow and effectively look decorative grass -. pampas grass, giant feather grass, crested wheatgrass, etc. Good as it will look and the flowers of the field, if the background is green lawn. Plants in raised beds require more frequent watering, as well as on any other elevation. And vertically stacked, and raised beds in the evening you can highlight, the light sources can be positioned as the bottom, and among plants.

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