Gardening Advice for Larger Plots

13 June 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

The key to designing a garden that is above average in size is to refrain from treating it as a single space. Smaller gardens will look great if you design them as a lone entity with a layout which brings all parts of it together. Such an approach doesn't really work with larger properties. You'll end up with something that resembles a public park if you create a mono-design garden. Instead, you need to break up the space into separate zones that each have their individual identity and flavour. Professional garden designers refer to these zones in larger gardens as rooms. Read on to find out more about how to integrate them well into your garden design.

Create Visual Blocks

In order to make a garden room, you need to section the area off in a visual sense, if not forming physical barriers. A good wholesale nursery will have all of the necessary plant supplies to achieve this. Hedges, shrubs and wholesale trees are all good for planting barriers that will allow bedding plants to stand out in their own right. By opting for a green background, you will be able to create all manner of smaller garden designs, from lawns to beds and borders, within a much more manageable space. What's more, with such an approach, anyone visiting your garden will get the immediate sense that they are in a specific part of the garden because the area has been defined by its visual limitations.

Make Corridors

Making rooms is one thing in a large garden, but the transition between them is just as important. In many cases, hard landscaping – such as blocked pathways and terraces – make the transition between rooms just as interesting as the rooms themselves. You can always use grass tracks defined with some edging plants or plant pots to show the way as well. Any path that meanders from one room to the next should be a corridor that naturally leads you on with a certain sense of discovery that makes the garden constantly exciting to explore, especially when the rooms themselves are changing with each season.

Be Individual

Every gardener likes certain plants more than others, but don't make your rooms too uniform by always opting for the same types of flora. Garden rooms should be designed like those in a house. A sense of connection between them is desirable, but each room ought to be unique and have its own individuality. In some, opt for tropical planting. In others, you might consider no planting at all, such as you find in Japanese stone gardens.

For more information, contact local professionals like Din San Nursery.