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Tips To Design A Narrow Garden

Tips To Design A Narrow Garden

Tips To Design A Narrow Garden – The main problem with a narrow gardens is that they can feel like you’re standing in a corridor. In a narrow garden your eye is drawn straight to the boundaries making the space seem small and claustrophobic. This type of garden does not invite exploration and the furthest parts of the garden often remain dark, dank and unused. Counteracting the claustrophobic feeling and giving the impression of greater space and depth are the main challenges when designing a narrow garden.

Minimalist Garden Design

Minimalist Garden Design

Minimalist Garden Design – If you’re interested in trying some minimalist themes in your garden space during your next project for landscaping, here are a few suggestions to try. If you do not have backyard walls yet, consider how you can use fencing or hardscaping to give shape to your garden space. Sectioning off portions of the lawn with geometric paving, plant pots, and modern furniture can help accentuate these characteristics of a minimalist-infused garden design.

Inspire Yourself With Japanese Garden Style

Inspire Yourself With Japanese Garden Style

Inspire Yourself With Japanese Garden Style – The Japanese garden strives to achieve harmony, privacy and calm. There is an attention to detail and clean lines, which makes it a high maintenance space.

Common elements are raked gravel, stepping stones, lanterns, ornamental bridges and pagoda.

Plants commonly found in Japanese gardens include dwarf pines, Japanese maple and bonsai with azalea blossom and the bright foliage of the firebush or maple adding color all year round.

Natural-Looking Gardens

Natural-Looking Gardens

Natural-looking gardens are terribly popular now. They are fashionable, wildlife-friendly and practical, ideal for the not-so-tidy person or for anyone who is too busy for a fussy kind of garden. Wild roses and single-flowered shrub roses should be planted with perennials and grasses chosen to create a more natural, old-fashioned look. Examples include globe thistles (Echinops bannaticus), monkshood (Aconitum), and salvia (Salvia nemorosa). They also make good companions for many of the ornamental grasses such as blue oat grass (Helictotrichon), Festuca scoparia and F. ovina, which are also suitable as underplanting for floribunda and hybrid tea roses.