Are you interested in landscape design? Want to try to turn a standard plot of six hundred square meters into a favorite and beautiful place to relax? And if it turns out and fit the garden – just fine!
First you need to decide on the main question: will it be a garden for the soul or are you going to live from your garden? This depends on the layout of six hectare. Potato, cabbage, carrot, berry, Bulgarian pepper and bitter pepper, apples-plums and other things that are eaten in an “ecologically pure form”.
These are two fundamentally different approaches to planning, and combining them without sacrificing each of them will not work. Either only decorative ideas, or a reasonable compromise, when the garden appears as a beautiful element of the garden-plot. We’ll tell you how the computer will save money on the project in the development stage.
Planning is the development of a sketch, what and how will be present on the garden. Another twenty years ago I would have to use the leaf in a cage, then transfer the plan of the territory to a sheet of Whatman – on a scale, of course. Today, planning in this way is equivalent to a trip to the sea on a cart. Get, in the end, it will, but why waste time?
To cope with work help special programs, of which a dime a dozen. Among them there are elementary, which even an ordinary user with “ordinary” skills of communicating with a computer can work with. The base of ready images is very large, and they can be edited, adjusting to the desired size. As a result, you get a picture that shows how the garden will look.
The programs are so versatile that they allow you to combine existing buildings with invented zones and choose from many options rational and beautiful, suitable for you and your family.
By the way, the order of the draft project for professionals will cost about 3 thousand dollars. We will show what you can get by making a project in a specialized graphics editor.
What you need to consider when planning a landscape
Three groups of factors are important in planning the buildings and areas on the garden: the nature of the location relative to the sides of the world and the illumination during the day plus the wind rose; Features of the relief; The need to comply with hygienic and fire regulations.
The last point is the least important, because modern autonomous sewerage systems (in the absence of general sewerage) are absolutely safe for sanitary and hygienic indicators and are always installed in compliance with certain rules. And as for the fire hazard of a house with all conveniences (lightning protection is installed by default) – gas or electric stove and boiler – it is enough to adhere to the usual norms and requirements typical for an apartment in a multi-storey building. The barbecue area is not located on the board veranda, so this danger does not exist.
Arrangement on the sides of the world
The residential building needs less light than plants. In addition, even in a single-story structure, windows will receive enough light, if you plan everything correctly. But to block the area from the sun, having a house on the south side, is unacceptable. In this case, the facade should not be strictly oriented to direct sunlight, which you will be confirmed by any architect. Exception – if it is planned to shade windows from the sun with green plantations.
But the orientation of the house around the world in cottage settlements with ready houses is irrelevant. Everything has already been taken into account by the architects.
If you got a slope site or you bought a ready house on a slope, there is nothing to choose from. Most often the house is located at the highest point, but there are exceptions. A lot of interesting design solutions can be realized by using the height difference on the site.
Expressive private houses on the slopes surrounded by “alpine” or other kind of landscape – it’s always bright, creative and unconventional.
Species garden for unity with nature
What can be located on the local territory, except for the lawn, gazebo, garage, summer kitchen and other necessary and traditional elements and landings? How to do it beautifully and originally?
In general, the owners of the suburban area make an emphasis on creating a beautiful, decorative and original garden for recreation. Somewhere on tasks one can arrange a garden and plant several fruit trees, but their main purpose is to serve as elements of a common artistic composition. It determines the nature of the site, its orientation around the world, your taste and wishes of relatives and friends who live here. And the implementation options are simply an incredible amount, for every taste and purse.
“Transport infrastructure” in the garden
Garden paths are not just convenient passes from the house to the utility room, recreation area, to the garden and the garden, it is an independent decorative element that combines the functional load with the aesthetic.
There are many options for implementing such pathways, and sometimes they set the style of the whole newly constructed territory.