Are you having a problem with a garden that is just too flat? Well, there are so many solution to bring some effective dynamic to your garden. Stairs, plateaus, an elegant sunken garden – they are all an excellent way to make a spatial effect in gardens that are largely flat.
Having a flat garden is not such a bad thing – in fact owners are usually pretty happy with an all flat garden. Think about it – it means not having to build stairs or walls in order to adjust the height in the garden. At first sight designing a flat garden seems much easier, but when you think further flat gardens can end up looking a bit boring. This is mainly because of the lack of height differences and the missing dynamic they bring to a garden. Landscape designer use effective tricks while designing a flat garden that help them achieve a greater dynamic in the green scenario…
Wooden pathways replacing the classic paths throughout the garden can give a totally new perspective to the garden. Platforms that can be used as a sitting area or a sunny bench can offer an unusual view of the nearby beds. Besides the structural elements, which can be easily integrated in an existing garden, there are other ideas that maybe require a greater effort but also offer a great result. One good example is achieving a magical hillside effect by modelling the soil of a grass surface and placing a small lake into it’s valley. Another great idea is creating gravel paths and rocky cliffs which can also bring texture to your flat garden.
Those who love straight, fine lines will like the idea of a raised garden bed. Raised garden beds, however, are most commonly seen in vegetable gardens. This doesn’t mean that raised garden beds should be used for vegetables only, in fact they offer many possibilities and most importantly they can divide the garden into different wholes. The plants in the raised garden plants are in a bit of an advantage over the other plants as with the very fact they are raised higher they are also more exposed and easily seen.
When we are talking about sunken gardens we are talking about a part of the garden that is under the normal level of the garden. Surrounded by stone walls, this special place can be used for escaping from all the noise and looks, for finding some much needed privacy. Have in mind that making a sunken garden is not a smart step if your garden area is too small. The sunken garden should have at least 12m2 so you will avoid the sensation of sitting in a deep hole. This means the rest of the garden should offer a large space.