- Three basic rules
- The choice of style
- Techniques of visual expansion of the area of the site
- Landscaping suburban area small size
Small plot – this is your opportunity to prove in practice the truth of the words of Anton Chekhov, who reportedly compared the brevity sister of talent. After the implementation of your plans, the plot sizes will not increase, but can be transformed completely. And even increase visual. Everything is in your hands!
Meaning the three basic rules that are used when creating landscape design a small plot boils down to a Declaration of war megalomania and said: «Giants, you’re not welcome here!»:
- Refrain from building structures that will look massive. Build them so that they looked light. Skillfully «hide» built for planting – shrubs and hedges will help you with this. Distribute construction at the site, don’t allow on their land, the terror in our cities is called «areas of mass building». Alternate construction with a Seating area and barbecue facilities, a gazebo, decorative elements.
- Refrain from high deaf fences. Behind the impenetrable fence in a small area you will have to have the feeling that you are in «cell». It will instantly destroy all your efforts to make the plot more visually. In addition to these «design» troubles on your land it will change the microclimate, violating the natural circulation of air. The most common alternative, a fence of mesh netting lined her climbing plants or a low fence from the fence, nailed small increments.
- You should not act like the hero of the famous anecdote that in the poultry market went with a huge bear and was looking for someone, who once sold him «adorable little hamster». Refrain from planting trees that can «wymouth to heaven». Large trees have their root system and shade from the crown even more «will cut» your ability to design site. Dwarf trees prolific and charming, especially planted in a compact group.
Develop landscape design with the development of a detailed plan. In the absence of skills of work with a specially designed computer programs, draw the plan on paper. On the plan indicate the location of the house and erected farm buildings indicate future Seating, the places to be planting trees, shrubs, flower beds and vegetable garden.
Decide on the style of the site – be it regular or natural (landscape). Regular style involves the presence of a main axis of the composition, against which symmetrically made landing.
The tracks on this site are laid straight. The strict geometric forms – squares, rectangles, triangles, necessarily. The choice of the geometric shape depends on the configuration of your site. So, to narrow and elongated more suitable rectangular shape. Squares will naturally look at the site, which is approximately equal to.
Design in landscape style provides more freedom in the placement of plantings and decorative elements. From straight paths in this design should be abandoned.
A play on the existing irregularities of the topography or with his hands creates a mini-relief in one or two areas. It may be a small pond with a humpback bridge, retaining wall, Alpine slide. Do you want to do excavation work? Create the volume, arranging a flower bed with plants of different shapes, colors and heights. The solution is simple, and the flower bed will look amazing.
For visual expansion of borders, designers use several techniques, the main of which is to focus on smooth, flowing forms and lines. Garden path, slightly curving or winding between plantings to visually make the site more. Blotches of flower arrangements and decorative elements is also successfully solve this problem.
Not worth chasing number of flower beds and shrubs. Using culinary terminology, there is a risk «to oversalt the dish». Less is better. Pick the color composition and shrubs for planting so that they please you with flowers and greenery as much as possible from spring to late autumn. The decoration of the site will be a dry stream, small pond, decorative water.
Arrange «clarification» far corners of using plants with yellow or white flowers. This simple trick visually «postpone».
Engaging in gardening, be guided by known rules:
- Consider the requirements for the illumination of plants, shrubs and trees.
- Raise the plants and trees so that their height was increasing from South to North. The undersized place in the southern part of the plot, the highest (Apple, pear) in the Northern and North-Eastern.
- Brought fertile land on your site, if you soil is poor. Compost and manure once the situation is not correct.
- Consider the color scheme of your site. With the help of properly selected color solutions of the boundary of a small area can be visually significantly expand.
- Do not pursue a great variety of colors. Lot – not so good. Choose the main color theme and create its variation in different parts of the site. So you will be able to achieve harmony in the design of his little «estates».
Start with the flower beds. Experts advise flowerbeds on either side of the entrance. Just don’t make them symmetrical. For decoration of flower beds you can use literally everything that is in the economy.
Using arrange flowers for a small summer cottage «stream», make the flowers framing a small pond. Famous themes will resound in your landscape design in new ways.
Select a place for a small rest areas, it is enough for 5-6 m?. Make two small pergolas with timber and slats. Wapiti timber into the ground so that the pergola formed a corner or put them against each other. Attach pergola interconnected in the upper part of the long rails. Place a bench near the pergolas and plant climbing plants (bindweed, wild grapes, climbing roses) and enjoy a well-deserved rest.
Be sure to use landscape design for a small summer cottage container planting. Moreover, they can grow almost any plants and flowers. Even small trees in them grow well.
In conclusion, a few words about one notable advantage of a small area. After a 12-14-hour day on its improvement, you’ll come home, Ruhnu and say to myself: «As well, I have 50 acres!». And early in the morning again «the battle».