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Beautiful summer cottages and country houses: decoration and stylistics - photo

Many people in the country rest, they turnTheir sites in places of relaxation and pleasure. So why do not we do the same or at least not combine the useful with the pleasant. You can make very beautiful front gardens, greenhouses and much more.

At the dacha there is always a feeling of unity with nature and indescribable pacification

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Landscape design of the suburban area

So, in order to create a colorful corner in your garden area you first need to decide on the style of design. As with the interiors, and the garden plots have different styles of decoration.

Nowadays, there are more and more options for the design of a particular space. Therefore, for every taste and wallet you can find your own design.

Country

This is the most common style for country houses. The design assumes a rural orientation and a complete exclusion of exotics.

The basic principles that characterize this style -Easy neglect, there is no need to carefully care for the garden. This is what gives the garden a special charm. Also important is the feature of a number of flower beds, among which there may be cultivated wild plants, such as red-leaved plantain or hulling variegated. As a rule, decorate a country garden with summer cottage items that are no longer used, they are painted, decorated with flowers and so on. It is also important to approach the matter with humor, this is welcomed here.

  • Strongly expressed rural orientation

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  • No exotics

  • No exotics

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  • The design of such a garden should be simple

    All natural and natural

Colonial style

This is a very popular and common style. The founders of this garden design are American colonists, hence the name. Colonial style perfectly fits summer cottages with a small house, where the sunny veranda is covered with ivy. The surrounding area is arranged in conjunction with the architecture of the dwelling. This style does not involve any frills, everything is built from simple materials: boards, bricks. For the tracks suitable for slate, wooden decking or chips. All this will create a kind of sloppy look, which characterizes the colonial style. But as far as colors are concerned, there can be no question of negligence and simplicity. Flowers should be bright, fragrant, which makes the landscape magnificent, soothing and giving the necessary rest. An interesting feature is the design of plants: they are placed in clay vessels or tubs and create complex shapes from them, which can then be easily moved. Also, the landscape design in the colonial style is decorated with stone or wooden sculptures depicting animals and birds. The main attribute here is any pond that forms, in fact, a recreation area. The presence of comfortable benches, wicker chairs and a necessary hammock is simply necessary. Since the colonial style characterizes a smooth and measured flow of life, it is an excellent idea to establish a pergola steeped in flowers.

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Forest style

This garden style is still referred to as naturalOr landscape. A sufficient amount of space is required here. Forest style is like a piece of wildlife. In the design of this style there are no clear forms, exquisite flower beds or cut trees, everything is aimed at displaying the natural ecosystem without the presence of a person. Behind a garden in a forest style you do not need to look carefully, because, as already said, the species should be natural. Accordingly, the plants are selected unpretentious, namely those that prevail in the given territory. And it goes without saying that there should not be any modern materials (plastic) or architectural forms here.

  • Forest style involves a lot of space

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  • The atmosphere of forest style is always natural

    You feel like in a reserve

    Naturalness of forest style

  • The closest to nature style of landscape design

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English style

The British founded this style, based onAdmiration of the naturalness of nature. But here there is no neglect or simplicity, on the contrary, the English garden is always well-groomed, neat and clean. But it does not have straight lines, sharp or sharp corners, all forms should be smooth, natural, as if they were created by nature itself. English gardens are picturesque hills and neat paths between them, woven roses on arches, hedges and artificial ponds with outlines of natural, curvilinear appearance.

  • Unparalleled laconism, beauty and veneration of nature

  • In the English style, everything should be immaculately and naturally

    Laconism and grace

  • This garden enchants with its lightness, unobtrusiveness and natural beauty

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Japanese style

"Comprehensive soothing" among the laconicLandscape. This style is based on symbols, like the whole Japanese culture, so all objects and each part of the garden must bear its own specific meaning. The basis of the right Japanese garden is a change of scenery, which will accompany throughout the walk. It is also important to create a harmonious complement of individual elements and to establish their relationship. Japanese style is characterized by miniature, tranquility and symbolism. There is no dominant here, all elements are interrelated and complementary. The most important and sometimes difficult when creating such a design is an image of nature in its full format. And all this should happen in a small area, as the traditional Japanese style of the garden is a miniature of stones, dwarf plants, mosses, pebbles. This is what the Japanese garden is all about, except for its appeasement, it can be realized even on a small or small plot. The thing is that there is very little space in Japan and landscape designers have adapted to place everything necessary on several square meters.

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Architecture of the garden in Japanese style

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Chinese style: the basis of all the philosophy of Feng Shui.

Here there is harmony, interaction of nature andRights. The line between natural and artificial is erased. One of the main principles of the Chinese style is a harmonious combination of garden design with architectural elements: garden gazebos with a rounded roof, bridges curved over the water, and curly doorways blend with the smooth lines of the landscape of nature.

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Philosophy of Feng Shui plays a decisive role inChinese culture, its naturalness, the desire for perfection, the ideal harmony of interaction between nature and man are embodied in the design of the garden plot. This garden is unique in its direct reflection of the uniqueness of the human soul.

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In the Chinese garden elements are located in theAccording to the sides of the world, and the shapes and colors must match. Red is preferred as a symbol of life. The site is divided into zones using mainly bamboo walls and hedges. Plants are represented by only a few species, not more.

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Design of a garden in Chinese style

Baltic style

This design is suitable for those who are moreLeans towards European designs. Here the shades of blue, sand and gray predominate, with the help of which you can feel yourself on the shores of the Baltic Sea. The tracks are mostly made of gray tiles, wicker furniture, light rattan. On the edges of the paths are lawns with various herbs.

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Baltic style

Choosing this or that design of a garden site, andBy inviting specialists, or creating with your own hands, remember that the most important is the love of nature, if you treat it with your soul, then it will give you all the best. The unity of nature and man should be felt in every detail - from plants and architecture and to the smallest pebble on your site.

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Baltic style

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There is one wise parable about the Japanese gardener. Once, he sent a student to remove the territory for the arrival of guests. The pupil tried very hard and cleaned everything around. But when the teacher saw this, he was dissatisfied and said that not so clean in the yard. And he took some beautiful leaves and scattered them in a chaotic manner. And one leaf even threw in a stone spring. "That's how the leaves are removed!". This parable perfectly reflects the essence of the design of the garden plot - naturalness and grace, that's what it's about.

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Another subtlety that will help createBeautiful garden area, is a moderate number of flowers and other plants. Many mistakenly believe that the more, the better. But it will only get confused. A beautiful landscape design is when the composition and forms are observed. It is important to properly group the plants and combine them.

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It is also possible to use lawn covers. Cover them with all space, free from buildings, paths and landings. This will radically change the look of your site. For a live lawn fit fescue, ryegrass, bluegrass and so on. But most of all, they distinguish a vanishing runaway. It is a weed, but it's great for a lawn. It does not need to be mowed and it is covered with a soft carpet.

A lawn cover is the part that makes the style complete

Lawn

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Lawn will decorate any space and make it refined and simply beautiful

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And you can choose an artificial lawn, it does notRequires no care, and all year round will delight with its green coating. Nowadays, we have learned to make such artificial lawns, which are absolutely indistinguishable from natural lawns.

Artificial lawn is very similar to natural, only it is less whimsical

Artificial turf

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It is not always possible to determine whether it is a natural lawn or artificial

Artificial turf

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Very nice and spectacular looks mini-gardenFlowerbed. To do this, vegetables and flowers are planted together in one place. For example, in the center of such a flowerbed will be vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbage, beets, pumpkin and others), and around them beautiful flowers (iris, nasturtium, periwinkles, freesia, forget-me-nots, etc.). But on the edges can be not only flowers. For example, the very shape of the flower bed can be in the form of a star, in the center of tomatoes or other vegetables, and along the edges in the stars instead of flowers, plant greens (dill, parsley, celery). Do not forget that the size of such flower beds should be small, otherwise it will be difficult to get to the vegetables.

Mini garden beds

Decoration of a garden plot

Council: Still it is possible to make unusual beds in the form of a podium. That is, each line will be higher than the previous one and you will get the effect of steps.

Pond beds

Decoration of a garden plot

One of the most original and incomparableTricks is the potential of climbing plants. They can hide anything and anywhere. They almost everywhere will look to the place. After all, at the dacha there are a lot of not very nice little things: some boxes that you can throw out and feel sorry for (suddenly useful) and hide nowhere, some scrap metal and other holiday "things." And if you do not know where to hide them, and they kind of spoil the view, then disguise them with curly plants. Thus, you will get instead of not clear what and why a very beautiful corner, decorated with flowers. In the same way you can hide the old shed, the roof of the basement, some unpainted fences or walls and so on. In addition to all this, curly plants are a wonderful decoration of arbors, verandas, pergolas and so on.

There is nothing tempting of an arch entwined with curly plants

Arch with climbing plants

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Climbing plants decorate anything and anywhere

Curly plants in the garden

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Most importantly, love nature and your garden site, and they will answer you the same.

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Good luck!

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