Everyone who has a dacha or a household plot, try to make it beautiful. But to have land, and not to plant cucumber-tomato-parsley very few people such it is possible: it would be desirable not only to admire flowers, but also to own crop to be pleased. Its more delicious. That's hide the shy garden somewhere beyond the garden, on the edge of the site. But in vain. A properly made and planned garden can be a decoration. There is even such a thing as the landscape design of the garden, and maybe it's French or English. Like this. What is interesting is that beautiful beds with their own hands are easy to make. Only for self-design you only need to know a couple of secrets and rules.
You probably noticed that the vegetable and aromatic cultures are beautiful both during flowering and during fruiting. Even potatoes blossom in lovely colors, and the saturated color of her leaves can be envied by some flowers. Beautiful colorful shiny peppers on the bush, red-green tomatoes, even cucumber beds, with arched plants on the arch and then look good. There are also colorful salads, different kinds of cabbage, all sorts of parsley-dill and other useful and fragrant herbs. This was noticed by aesthetes and they beautifully decorated the beds. There are even two different types of ornamental gardens.
In the classical version, they are symmetrical beds, in the center of which there is a sculptural group, a fountain, another recreation area is organized. Such gardens were made near castles, and they were also a resting place. The strict geometry of the planned plot further emphasized the splendor of the castle. He was always in the forefront.
In the modern version, the beds can be square, rectangular, in the form of a circle sector. All of them are separated by clear paths, along the edge of the beds are planted curbs. It's clear that the French garden in its pure form can not be put into its 6-10 acres, but it's very possible to do something similar.
In general there are two types of beds - on one level with the soil and elevated. It is easier to organize a garden in one level, but it is more convenient to process raised beds. For their protection, you can use boards, you can cut the slate on the strip, if desired, the fence can be made of stone, weave from the vine. It's someone who can swing or want. A few examples of how to make a fence for beautiful beds look at the photo.
Read more about the organization of high beds here, and general rules for site planning are described in this article.
For beds on a level with the ground, instead of curbs, plants can be used. For example parsley, usual or curly, a salad of different colors. It is clear that the plants will gradually be cut, but you can first plant a thick, gradually thinning planting. If you allow the area, along the edge of the beds you can plant marigolds or calendula, only a low curb, other plants that give dense greenery and grow small in height.
The main focus of the French garden is in the layout and even the planted rows. The second - in the alternation of colors. The third is in the beautifully made paths that shade the greens.
To beautifully look, it is necessary to alternate the shades of the plants, and in order to imagine how everything will look, it is better to paint in color. Draw as anyone can: on a computer in a program for designers or on a landscape sheet. In the same place you will be able to develop the layout of the beds yourself if you draw all the scale. Then the idea will need to be transferred to the site. Several variants of beds are in the photo.
And so that you do not think that in our conditions, it is impossible to create anything like this, below are a few amateur photos from real dachas and homesteads where French beds have been living for more than a year.
We hope that the examples of the design of the beds inspired you, and how to make the fencing for them will be described below.
It is not as symmetrical as French and dominated not by a castle or a house, but by a lawn. Vegetables alternate with flowers and all plantations emphasize the attractiveness of the lawn. The house itself is also rather a vertical bed: the ivy is often curled along the wall, pots and flowerpots are hanging. All well-groomed and "savagery" does not smell.
Actually, the English garden is difficult to separate from the garden or flower garden. Here the principle "all together" operates. But somehow they manage to combine everything, and very harmoniously.
How to make a drip irrigation beds and flower beds read here It's not very difficult, besides there are ready-made sets (about the manufacturers we read here).
We make beautiful beds with our own hands
How to plan a garden, you probably understand. It remains to learn how to make high or high beds. Fencing for them can be made from boards, slate, roofing iron residues, other similar materials.
A bit about the size. It is possible to raise the bed to a height of 20 cm, and above 1 meter no one will do it - it is difficult and inconvenient. The width of the ridge depends on whether it is possible to approach it from one side or from two. Estimate, at what distance from the edge will it be convenient for you to process plants. Sit down and try to reach out with your hands, given that in this position will have to stay a while. This is the optimal width for you. The length of beds often depends on the site or on the area that you plan to take under this culture.
Having decided on the size, you can calculate how much material is needed. Deciding what to protect the garden, carry out an inspection in the barn. Perhaps, from the construction there were some materials, from them it is possible to make a fence. If materials of one kind are not enough, you can make several from one, several from another. To make everything look beautiful (we also make a beautiful garden) make different fences through one. This, too, will give a zest to your garden.
In the article about high beds you can find techniques for making certain fences.
If there is a slate - the work on the arrangement of the garden bed will be easy. It is cut into strips of the right width, taking into account that 10 centimeters will have to be buried. To save material, there is a second option: drive the pegs into the ground, and screw the screws to the pegs (nail) with the bottom edge just drowning in the fertile layer.
By the way, the fence can be grown or weave. The hedge is an excellent backdrop for beautiful beds in the French style, and a wattle fence for the country garden.
Of the boards
Variants of curbs and fences for beds of planks are many. From the simplest - four boards, put together in a square or rectangle, to complex designs.
In the simplest variant take two boards long, two - short (along the width of the bed). To short on the edges nail a bar section of 50 * 50 mm. Its length is 15-20 cm more, the height of the boards. Then to the free side of the bars nailing long boards, collecting a rectangle.
If desired, you can complicate the design. From the planks you can make a non-standard or even a tiered bed. And this is not so difficult as it seems. See the ideas on the photo.
You can read about making a pond here. And in this article - on how to turn it into a fountain.
Non-standard approach: unusual shape and / or materials
Beautiful beds with their own hands, people do in unexpected places and unexpected materials. The fact that curbs are laid out of stone, many people know, but concrete is used for their fastening. And this is a long and dreary thing. But if you make a fence of a metal mesh, and pour stones inside, you get an original fence. It is called "gabion" and recently it is quite popular. To prevent the earth from spilling out, the inside of the mesh (on the side of the embankment) is covered with geotextile.
You can make a beautiful garden and out of twigs. Ordinary, sloppy. The main thing is not to forget to treat them with biosecurity so that they do not become a source of diseases for plants.
Even from plastic pipes, you can make a vertical bed. The rack is also assembled, by the way, from PVC pipes, but smaller diameter. In the pipes, holes are made into which plants are planted. Occupied only a couple of meters of the area, and the garden is decent.
You will not believe, but the garden can be planted .... on the wall of the house. Just long narrow drawers are attached to the wall one under the other. Illumination is enough for everyone, it is convenient to take care of, there is almost no place at all.
A site with a slope is always a little more complicated than a flat one. But how many non-standard ideas can be realized. For example, such a bed for greenery or aromatic herbs.
Do you reflect on what to make paths between beds? Is there an old carpet? Cut into strips and put in the garden. When irrigation water passes, then does not evaporate, weeds do not grow. Beauty in the garden without cost is possible ...
And a few more interesting beds for aromatic herbs or greens.