Do not long to talk about the advantages of owning a beautiful and well-equipped dacha: here and at shish kebabs at any time you can get out, and from the city during the summer months to relax. But all this is really so only in case your site is really equipped and beautiful. Today, we will consider the options for designation of a summer residence, which can be implemented by everyone.
It is worth remembering that creating a landscape of your own site is not just a whim, dictated by the desire to make your environment more beautiful. Since ancient times people have been creating incredibly beautiful gardens, often spending huge resources on it. The main task pursued by the design of the country plot in our days is not so monumental. Designers and gardeners try to create an environment in which the nature and buildings will be harmoniously combined. Of course, it's much easier for a professional landscape designer to do this, but a simple summer resident will cope with the task.
Before you start working, it would be nice to make a plan of what and how you want to do. It is very important to virtually divide the site into zones and determine where and what materials you intend to use. This will allow you to more or less accurately determine the budget for further work. So, what does planning involve? It's simple: while doing this, you split your site into several functional areas and specify what in each of them should be. In general, everything here depends solely on your imagination, but we will consider some ideas for the design of a summer residence.
This is a real "hit" of recent years. Water has always attracted a person, and the idea of having a small pond right on its site will surely be refused by a few. But first you have to think about what you want from this pond. There is a big difference between the pond, which will simply delight the eye, and a real pond in which you can keep the carp and water to water the garden to take. Of course, in some cases, you can combine these two varieties, but it's easier and cheaper to choose one thing.
So, if you decide to create a pond on your site, you will need the relevant materials. If it is a small ornamental lake, it can be done by simply burying a barrel of decent volumes into the ground. But if you decided to create something more monumental, you will have to buy cement, steel mesh and other materials. By the way, only the ponds decoration of the country plot is not limited. Pay attention to the following ideas:
- Small fountains.
- Mock-ups of water mills.
- Small streams.
- Artificial waterfalls and cascades.
Professional cultivation of flowers is not so simple as it seems to some summer residents. But beautiful flower beds - the best option in the case when other design ideas for some reason are not applicable. The task is facilitated by the fact that apart from the usual asters and phloxes, thousands of plant species are at your service today: you can decorate your site with a grapevine, but with the same success, decorative pine is also suitable for this purpose. If you prefer classical flowers, do not rush to plant them only on the beds: where the simplest alpine slide or even a flowerbed made of building blocks will look better (we'll talk about it below).
What is the purpose of the design of the country plot? Create a beautiful and comfortable landscape. In this case, you can not do without cute and functional paths, with which you can reach any corner of your dacha without staining your feet.
Their creation should be given special attention. It is important that they were not only beautiful, but also extremely functional, so that they could reach the arbor, rock garden or garage even in the rain and in the dark. It is important that the surface of the tracks is finished with such material that it can be walked on without danger to health even in winter (it should not be how many). And therefore it is extremely important to pay attention even to small details, which at first glance may seem insignificant.
Landscape design of the suburban area involves taking into account and buildings. They, as a rule, have high functionality, as they serve as a place for recreation and entertainment. The most popular varieties are:
- Pavilions, including a place for cooking shish kebabs and barbecue.
- Open areas for cooking.
- Structures for storing tools and agricultural supplies.
What you need to remember when building different kinds of buildings? All of them should harmonize not only with each other, but also with the general style of the site. Do not mix different styles. How do you think, how harmonious will a piece of the Asian village in a large metropolis look? So in this case. If a brick prevails in your area, then a new gazebo should be built from it. Of course, some designers deliberately mix the design options, but without the relevant experience to do this is not necessary. So, we continue the design of the summer residence with our own hands. What can not we do without?
Decorative fences and fences
These elements of design have not only aesthetic but also practical function, allowing to dissociate itself from the street and overly annoying neighbors. But there are other important roles that can successfully run fences.
For example, they can separate zones with different functions on the site. Suppose that your dacha has (even a tiny one) a garden, a garden, a recreation area and a place for domestic animals. To fry a shish kebab, fighting off the chickens under their feet, is not the best idea, and therefore it is necessary to fence off the plots with decorative fences. As in the case of buildings, they should be in harmony with the general style, or the design of country land plots simply loses its meaning. Do not also follow in the footsteps of Tsereteli: enough light, "air" fences with a minimum amount of steel and bricks.
Lovely to the heart of many garden gnomes, miniature castles and other entourage - all this is included in the concept of "decorative elements". As a rule, they do not carry any functional load, but they allow to make the site really unique. However, professional designers still caution against the excessively large "dwarven population": it's so easy to move the sense of proportion and show everyone a complete lack of taste.
So how do you create a design for the design of the suburban area, not passing through among the neighbors a "connoisseur" of bad taste? Just try to focus on the following elements:
- Decorative flowerpots.
- Beautiful lighting fixtures.
- Various patios.
- Sculptural compositions.
The main advantage of all of the above is that it all perfectly fits almost all styles of registration of the site, without causing feelings of heterogeneity.
Idea with integrated flower beds
Suppose you have a small courtyard in the country, which you would like to decorate with flowers. How is this best done? Of course, you can just arrange pots and pots, but we in fact consider the original design of the suburban area with their own hands. Landscaping ideas in this case should be more interesting. For example, an excellent option will be the built-in flower beds. Of course, we do not propose to build the beds in the wall of the house: it is better to make places for growing flowers in the manner of terraces. It is also desirable to design them so that the edges of the structures can serve as benches. Of course, pots with flowers to place much easier. But the creation of built-in flower beds will save you the need to annually put plants in the house. And in the spring you do not have to put them back in the yard again.
Such beds perfectly combine beauty and practicality: you can not only admire the flowers, but also relax on a very comfortable bench. In addition, these same structures are successfully used by professional designers to delineate the garden plot into zones (as we mentioned above). What other ideas are there? Decoration of dachas by their own hands can provide for the creation of beautiful vertical flower beds, which are very fresh and original look at any dacha.
How to make an original vertical flower bed with your own hand?
These designs have become particularly popular with the local gardeners in recent years. If you are interested in the design of the suburban area with their hands from improvised materials, such flowerbeds like it was made for your creativity! They can be made from pipes, and old barrels and hollow building blocks or bricks. Will focus on the latter method, as brick flower bed a more pleasing appearance, and a few bricks in our time to find a lot easier than the junk barrel or pipe. Such a structure not only does not take up much space on a compact suburban site, but will surely surprise all your neighbors. You can use old brick, slag or foam. Choose the material simple: if inside the block there is a cavity, sufficient for planting flowers, it fits perfect.
Such a flowerbed gives the widest opportunities for creativity, as you can make almost any changes to the design. In addition, no one bans combining brick and the same pipes, which will make it possible to achieve a completely unordinary effect. To make a vertical flowerbed, you need to stock up the following materials and tools:
- Building blocks. Preliminary estimate on a paper, as the ready construction will look, and, proceeding from it, independently define the quantity of a material necessary for you.
- Tin plates. It is not necessary to purchase them in a construction shop, as these elements can be cut out of cans from coffee and baby food.
- Good building glue or liquid nails, as well as a gun for their application. Of course, you can do without the latter, but manually apply such compounds is difficult, and the accuracy will not be at an altitude.
- Assistant (or two at once, depending on the size and height of the flower bed).
- Actually,the plants themselves in the form of seedlings or seeds.
First glue the tin plate to the lower edges of the blocks, from which the future flowerbed will form. Note that if cavities in blocks are not through, then you can do without it. Then you can start applying glue or nails. It should be remembered that it is not necessary to approach this issue particularly fanatically: a complete cavity is not required. On the contrary, it is necessary to leave gaps that will act as drainage holes, through which excess water will be discharged.
Fear that the glue will not be able to securely grab the plates? Just flip the blocks and put them on something like old Newspapers. Under the weight of the glue is much better to fasten all elements. Then look at the manual and find out how much time is required for the composition to fully cure. After waiting, carefully cut the excess glue came out from under the plates. And now it's time to call the previously found assistant and proceed to the Assembly. Take another look at your diagram and decide with the procedure of setting blocks. Smear glue on the bottom face sides, and then place them on top of each other. You need an assistant to hold the design, ensuring its sustainability. It is necessary to collect the bed so that the blocks are well balanced each other, and it was not necessary in the construction of props.
That's how you can make the design of the suburban area with your own hands. Simple ideas from this article will certainly help you make your "hacienda" special and unique.