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    The art of a small garden design

    Often it happens that our desires are beyond the capabilities. And then it turns out that the idea of creating a small backyard, garden and several necessary outbuildings is facing objective difficulties: for all these plans you simply do not have enough space. How can you act in this case, designing a modest space and realizing that it all was started for? After all, land was bought to escape from the city and be close to nature. So even if you have only small garden, let it be that way. The art of a small garden design is that the space is increased, first of all in mind of the…

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    How to design a garden easily

    With the advent of summer friends and family gatherings are increasingly held in the garden. Here you can just relax, breathe fresh air, admire the lush greenery and fragrant flowers, planted with your own hands. Drawing attention only on some basic elements – plants, furniture and paths, you can avoid serious mistakes in the design of the site. The garden must be beautiful all the year round. But that’s often not get to plan everything so that there is not one missed place. And finance does not always allow to do everything, what soul thirsts. There is nothing worse than the feeling of confusion when looking at the unsettled land.…

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    Types of backyard landscape design

    After finishing the construction and design of your own home, you should pay special attention to the design of the backyard, because the beautiful cottage and landscape design are two inextricably linked concepts. No matter how beautiful is your backyard, only eye-catching landscaping will emphasis its splendor and complete the creation of a composition. Today we know a lot of styles to design gardens, all of them very diverse, but at the same time, each one is unique and beautiful in its own way. Wattle fence instead of a graceful one, wheelbarrow or a cart filled with lush flowering plants, winding paths and simplicity in everything – it can be…

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    Some pieces of advice about backyard landscaping

    Nowadays the landscape design is striking in its uniqueness and at the same time simplicity. Many ideas can make your backyard beautiful and unique, and most importantly, it all depends on your creativity. The main plus of garden bridges is a visual increasing of the site area bringing a new and original look to your garden. It is worth noting that such bridges as well as serve as a component of the walking trail, making it more expressive and impressive. Garden bridges are not too expensive, and the material from which they are made, may be the most diverse (wood, metal, stone). If you decide to equip your backyard with…

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    Style of the garden. Japanese garden and a Mediterranean garden

    Design of a Japanese garden is based on the principles of simplicity and harmony. The main purpose of its landscape composition – to create a picture pleasant for contemplation. Sometimes it is enough to put a few sprigs of bamboo surrounded by picturesque stone – and this landscape has rightfully be called a Japanese garden; the main thing that the location of these elements were harmonious and pleased the eyes. In this regard, the Japanese garden is not accepted to make such a large-scale, as classical European gardens. Realizing that it is not for walking, and for admiring, just select a few square meters. Another important feature – the maximum…

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    Planning the landscape design on your own

    Planning of landscape design, one of the most important works in the design of the land around a private house, villa, cottage. Each host and hostess wants that around the house was beautiful not only in the warm season, but always. So when you go out of the house to get to the beautiful garden, which brings joy, pleases the eye with its beauty. You can make this beauty, that it is not only in summer but in winter – all year round. All this is possible using in landscaping the plants that are very beautiful in all seasons. This can be done by properly planning landscaping using trees, shrubs…

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    Gazebo canopies as a part of landscape design

    Summer canopies and gazebos are perhaps the most common places of outdoor recreation. There you can feel in the midst of nature, but at the same time without giving up the comforts of home. You do not have to sit on the ground or bare rocks – almost any gazebo is equipped with benches and tables of various designs, which unobtrusively perform their functions without breaking the natural atmosphere. Unlike the classical type of gazebos, this type has no floor, but has a colonnade, supporting a number of rafters. Between there are tiny gaps mounted rafters, which is why there is no guarantee of protection from the rain. The canopy…

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    The best ideas of landscape gardening

    Tiny ponds, verdant hedges, grass-plot and flower-bed- this bright picture gradually displaces greenhouses, seedbeds and other agrarian direction in the minds of many summer residents. It is no surprising, as an inexhaustible source of information enables the creation of exquisite and beautiful garden design with your own hands. Rate the potential of your land plot Of course, many summer residents find the meters of their land plot the best and the dearest. But when it comes to the landscape gardening, you should rate your property critically. Pay attention to the age, quantity and state of trees, the presence of slopes, heights and rockiness, the remoteness of natural and underground water…

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    The styles of landscape architecture

    Every owner of the country-house plot wants to create his/her own original garden with non-standard and creative design. What do you have to know performing landscape architecture, what skills do you have to master and what must you take into account? The styles of landscaping The regular style is suitable, if the garden-plot is meant for the guest reception. Then your main purpose is to amaze them with luxury and elegance of your garden. The main features of this style are: Clear-cut compositional line. Geometric forms of the environment. Smooth relief and location of the composition in plane. The symmetry laws dominate at the planning. The characteristic feature of landscape…

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    The use of natural rocks in landscaping

    The natural rock in landscaping is traditionally used for the creation of rock gardens, Japanese gardens and grottos. The rock compositions will give your garden an original look and decorate its territory. It’s easy to make the rock garden with your own hands. All you need to do is to see the photos of landscaping rocks, arranged in peculiar groups, and use the advice of experts. The use of natural rocks in landscape design The stone in the garden design is the universal natural material, matching any style and decoration of the garden. It isn’t less attractive than the water. Perhaps that’s why stone is often used instead of water…

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    Front yard fountains as an important part of landscaping design

    If you’ve ever wondered how to install a fountain at your summerhouse or site this article is for you. The fact that the design of fountains is better to leave to the professionals of this sphere, that should be even mentioned once again: of course, you can make a fountain with your own hands, if you have enough knowledge and skills, but it is unlikely you will be able to create a harmonious unit, which can be projected by a team of professionals. However, this does not mean that you should not collect ideas – your sketches will help professionals to realize exactly that idea that you would like. As…

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    Big stationary fountains at the landscaping design

    Stationary fountains consist of a special equipment set, which includes pumping devices, connections and valves for all kinds of nozzles, giving the appearance of a jet. Stationary fountains tend to be more overall than floating ones and their design is more focused on the decorations of the construction. Stationary fountains are usually decorated with sculptures, all kinds of architectural forms and stones. Such fountains are notable for an impressive size, so they need to be built on a foundation. The central figure is set at the pool and sometimes the secondary, smaller ones on the perimeter. The most popular forms are bowls, sculptural images of people and animals, plants, which…