Registration of private land in any landscape style is increasingly gaining popularity. The functionality of the earth gradually fades into the background, giving comfort and beauty. Summer vacation in a country house – a common occurrence for many of us. So why bother handling several acres of garden, when you can be creative and build a real Paradise right outside your window?
To build your site can be in many popular modern styles of landscape design. It all depends on taste preferences. Below are given examples of the best design options own site.
Rustic style, often used for registration of the site. Its beauty consists in the simultaneous simplicity and harmony. To recreate on their own territory in rustic style, completely forget about the geometry on the site.
Can you imagine the typical rural courtyard with a flower bed ideal form or shrubs evenly cut? Rustic style is a measure of the admitted carelessness. Flowers can be planted in a random order, creating a colorful kaleidoscope effect. Neatly trimmed lawn also does not belong here. It would be even better if the grass will cover the part of the track. By the way, paved with natural or artificial stone path should not be flat shapes, and the tile is placed at some distance from each other.
To choose plants for the area in rustic style to your taste. Most importantly, choose flowers that bloom at different periods, to fully enjoy nature. But in the selection of various decorative elements, you should know some rules.
The most important thing is to try to use only natural materials, stone or wood. It can be a decorative fence, a bench from a log, and the like. Also as vases for flowers, you can use barrels, old items of furniture and many more.
Many prefer a classic, uncomplicated, easy and without the presence of various elements of luxury style. These conditions perfectly fits the style of Provence. Despite its simplicity, rustic French style in landscape design looks quite harmoniously and gracefully.
The advantage of the Provence is to create an atmosphere even in a small area. This may be quite small wooden arbors, shrubs, some planters with flowers. The presence of light cracks on them does not ruin the composition, but on the contrary, complements it.
When constructing a gazebo, it is recommended to use only natural stone with easy handling and real wood. For greater comfort you can equip it with Windows and front door.
Tracks in this style should have no straight lines. They run through the entire garden and lead to all the key places (the gazebo, the pond, etc.). The material for stacking must serve only the stone and gravel. Asphalt, tile and other options absolutely nothing.
Flowers planted in two versions. In the first case, preparing flowerbeds exclusively round shape. Thus it is not necessary to achieve sharp lines. Easiest negligence of style is welcome. The second method is the use of pots or boxes planted with flowers. They will be especially appropriate near the gazebo.
Vertical gardening is also acceptable for the rustic style. So ivy or grapes on the fence will be very helpful.
Planting fruit trees would be helpful as well. However, in this style growing method differs from the already familiar to us way. Trees need to grow near the stone wall bright color. With the growth of the trees give a special pruning. In the end, instead of a normal plant is obtained Palmetta – crown in a fan.
Country style in landscape design is another option of garden decorations in rustic style. However, as described above Provence it differs significantly. Country is:
- An abundance of colors from the flowering pumpkins, tomatoes and sunflowers. As well as the beds of strawberries, with fruit trees and lots of greenery;
- Curly flowers, which are the mainstay of wicker fence;
- Slightly sloppy track;
- Old utensils and various garden implements, which was inherited from ancestors;
- Randomly planted flowers and shrubs;
- Wooden gazebo and a bridge over an artificial pond.
The correct reconstruction of the country style will allow you to achieve incredible results. Garden design is extremely romantic, yet simple and without any luxury.
The whole plot in this style it is better to divide into several zones, which are separated from each other by hedges. When entering private properties have to be alley planted with fruit trees or birch. The tracks in this and in all other zones must not be smooth and neat. For their installation it is better to use a natural stone or paving slabs. But the material is not tightly adhere to each other. It’s the same rustic style, so untidy (of course, in moderation) is required. Between the tiles must be lawn or some grass.
Those who have own site, it is important that garden. Country not simply tolerate his presence. With fields of cabbage and other assorted vegetables only decorate it. However, the garden should be small and neat form. In addition, it should be separated from adjacent areas. You can do this with bushes of currants or gooseberries.
And, of course, an ornament to any village house will serve various rural figures. For example, a straw effigy and statuettes of various birds and animals.
Modern landscape design is an absolute contrast to the rustic version of the design of private plot.
The main conditions are:
- Precise geometry of the site. The shape does not have to be only with right angles. On the contrary, you should prefer round beds or other curved lines.
- Precisely trimmed lawn.
- Often, as in the style of the country, for the arrangement of land uses only natural materials. But it is also quite acceptable and metal.
- A special role is played by the reservoirs. It is advisable to be at least a small decorative fountain. If you equip the area with artificial pond will be even better.
- Allowed the presence of various retaining walls and terraces on a plot of.
Flowers and other vegetation should not be too much. However, if you choose to consider some of the features. Flowers is better to choose bright. For example, perfect irises, which can be completely different shades. But when choosing the trees, preference is given to those who have unusual shape of the crown or trunk. You can also use shrubs that are amenable to pruning and long hold the shape imparted to them.
High technology increasingly fill our lives. Now high-tech can be found in landscape design. The main difference from other styles is that in this case, in decorating in preference to artificial materials (concrete, plastic, glass and the like). Also hi-tech is suitable for those who do not have a lot of free time to take care of the garden, as no large beds of variegated colors and a huge number of trees and shrubs should be avoided.
Another feature of this style is geometry. In this garden should be as clear straight lines and regular geometric shapes. Special attention should be paid to lighting. To enjoy the harmony of nature and technology in the evening, do not skimp on the lights. In addition to conventional street light sources, you can use different vases with lighting and other tools.
When choosing plants for a site should be based on the following rules:
- Flowers should not be too bright. It can be ferns, Hosta and other.
- When selecting trees and shrubs for the area, worth a stop for those who have a clear form.
Colonial style in landscape design have originated long ago, and is now one of the most popular in the regeneration of the site. A characteristic feature of these gardens is the presence of a veranda, which ran a variety of climbing plants.
In the garden you can arrange a small patio, or you can put the gazebo. To use better forged metal. If used wood, then finished decorative elements, you should decorate the thread.
As for the choice of plants, there is the usual flowers and shrubs should be combined with different varieties of fruit trees. This is due to the fact that the first colonial gardens (in the XV century) had a purely practical purpose, that is, the trees were planted with the aim of obtaining the fruit. When choosing colors you should pay attention to the tulips, daffodils and peonies.
As well as high-tech, minimalist architecture is a relatively new direction in landscape design. In addition, their similarities lie in the fact that their main problem is that the plot should be short and with a small number of plants. At the same time, should be felt the unity of man and nature.
Minimalism aims not only to decorate the site. One of its main tasks is to provide convenience in everything. How to care for plants, and in simple get-togethers. So you can often find comfortable cabanas, walls and other decor elements.
As for plants strict rules of their choice. It all depends on taste. The only thing we cannot allow is their abundance of colours. Minimalism usually accept no more than 2-3 different shades of the plants.
Also like many other styles, the presence of the reservoir is to be welcomed. Therefore, you should make sure there is at least one small artificial pond.
Not everyone is able to buy a vacation home with an adjacent forest plot. However, for those lucky ones who managed to get such a territory, vast opportunities are opening its arrangement.
If the surrounding forest is rich in various trees and other plants, it is not necessary to put any additional colors. It is better to leave it as is and only extend some of the scenery (benches for resting, etc.) and paths.
If the forest area can not boast an abundance of wild plants, they can add various decorative flowers and shrubs.
The presence of a small stream is great in design terms. However, this may deliver a lot of trouble. After all, the eternal mud and puddles on a site very few people will be pleased. The only effective solution in this case will be the improvement of the pond, which will collect all the excess water.
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