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Garden Design - How to Design a Small Garden


Designing a small garden contains making use of every centimeter of space, and with visual tricks to create the garden seems bigger. The plan for a small garden should be millimeter accurate as there is no room for modification if the plan is found to be not correct when assembling the garden.


Many people would think that a plan is not a must if they are only building a very small garden, which in fact, it is definitely false. It is certainly vital to prepare a plan where the space is limited to make sure that the finished garden meets the practical requirements and looks awesome too. Making a thorough garden design plan will make sure that all of the functional areas are the proper size for their purpose and will fit well to the garden. A garden that has a good garden design plan permits you in checking that the garden will function prior of you contact the landscaping contractors and begins spending money. Some well-prepared 3-D visuals carry the garden to life and assist you see how the garden will feel once it is built. The model of the garden and its visuals are the final check that the spaces all work in harmony with one another making sure that the garden is a relaxing, comfortable space in which anyone could spend time.


When it comes to designing a small garden, a simple layout with neat lines and strong geometric shapes would work best. The design must not be overly complex. If curves are required a central circle which can be planting, lawn, path, or paving is much better than fussy freehand curves.


While it is very tempting to scale down the garden features in order to avoid encumbering the space, this would result in a mess of unimportant components that does the entire opposite. Together with a single bold structure such as a rendered blockwork wall or a chunky pergola around a seating area makes a sense of enclosure, introduces a touch of drama and holds focus inside the garden. Textured finishes such as pebble or slate cladding can be useful in courtyard walls in adding interest and stop the boundaries from becoming overbearing too.


Wooden structures such as arches and pergolas enable vertical painting and offer height. A heavily planted pergola placed against a boundary wall blurs the edges of the garden and suggests extra space beyond. Here are more details for you to check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landscape_architecture.