Multi—tiered flowerbed - overview of the main types and stylish design ideas (120 photos)
The flower garden at the dacha involves the use of green spaces in order to improve the site. A multi–tiered flowerbed with your own hands is a beautiful composition with different sizes, the summer resident decides for himself how much space he needs to allocate for it.
A large multi-level structure looks bulky, which is undesirable from the point of view of landscape design. Give preference to several small compositions that can be placed around the perimeter of the site.
It is important to choose the right flowers for planting, the appearance of the composition depends on it.
Tips from a professional designer:
- Plant seedlings of flowers with the same size on the same tier, think about the palette of shades in advance.
- Large inflorescences look organically on the lower tier, and small flowers on the upper ones.
- A flower bed can be completely planted with flowers of the same size – it will look great.
Another flower garden that should be given enough attention is a rockery. It is quite unusual, among the many flowers and beautiful trees we see large stones of a bizarre shape, but despite their bulkiness, they look harmonious. They look especially interesting framed by various artificial reservoirs. This is how they look most natural. Let's hope that you use a few of our tips, and your garden will find new colors.
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How to choose the right colors?
A flower bed with several levels should have a special design, usually water flows from the upper levels to the lower during watering. When choosing plants, a summer resident should take this into account in order to create optimal conditions for green spaces.
Primroses, buttercups, forget-me-nots and violets are a suitable choice for a level with high humidity in spring, and irises with geraniums grow well here in summer, in August astilbes can replace them.
On the upper tiers, you will need to plant drought-resistant flowers: cosmea, iberis, marigolds, nasturtium or aster. It is necessary to know that these plants will not be able to survive without watering at all, at least water them 1 time a week.
Perennials for a multi–level flowerbed for a cottage are far from the best option, plants will have to be disturbed all the time to make a transplant.
What materials can be used?
In the photo of a multi-tiered flowerbed there are many interesting designs made of boxes, pallets or tires that have served their time. You can use factory materials and everything that is at hand, the structure is built in the form of a pyramid, tower or staircase. The higher the height of the structure, the more reliable the fasteners should be.
It is easy to make flowerbeds in the country in the form of ladders, any novice master can take up its production. The set of necessary tools includes a plane, a hacksaw and a hammer, nails are used as fasteners, and they make such a homemade board. Put together a simple ladder of 3-4 tiers, lean it against the support and start planting flowers.
It is good when it is possible to hide beautiful flower beds from the rain under a canopy, otherwise you will need to cover individual elements of the structure with a special paint and varnish material or a primer with water-repellent properties.
A multi-level structure can be quickly erected from old tires, which may differ in diameter and height, the largest ones should be placed at the bottom.
Fill the tires with soil and plant flowers for the flowerbed, if there is a desire, then paint the tires using paint and varnish materials for outdoor work.
Beginners may be interested in information on how to make a flower bed without any "props" on their own. This is easy to implement if a large earthen embankment is given a stepped shape with a shovel.
The use of natural stone for the arrangement of the suburban area
Many summer residents create a multi-level structure for flowers with the help of stone, which is distinguished by enviable durability and unpretentiousness.
The material has an attractive appearance and is not afraid of precipitation at all. Feel free to fantasize and implement any design ideas to create an original flower arrangement near the house.
You can look at the flowerbed schemes on the Internet in advance, but this is not necessary, it all depends on the wishes of the owner himself. You can make a design plan yourself, fragments, smooth stones, large and small, are used for its construction, you can specially buy a decorative stone.
It is necessary to perform such an algorithm of actions:
- Choose a place for the future flower bed, dig a hole with a depth of 25 cm.
- At the bottom of the pit, pour a layer of sand 10 cm thick .
- Put stones to give strength to the structure, use a liquid cement solution.
- Lay out a drainage layer of 2 or 4 cm, pour fertilized soil on top.
Important! It is necessary to allow each layer of stones filled with cement mortar to dry well.
A flower bed can be given almost any geometric shape: a circle, a semicircle, a square, a rectangle, an oval and a polygon with numerous bends.
A simple version of the building blocks
The peculiarity of the design is that the flowers are planted in a recess inside the building block. Such a flower garden looks interesting, decorating a suburban area.
First you need to decide on the shape of the flowerbed, then prepare a recess for the construction, pour a layer of crushed stone into the dug hole. The tiers of the structure are laid out with the help of blocks, inside which earth is poured and flowers are planted.
Tiered flowerbeds can be made to order in specialized companies, the sizes, materials used and complexity of the design are specified.
Raised flower garden
The flowerbed, which rises above the ground at a distance of 15 cm to 1 m, came to us from the UK. The boundaries of the structure are marked with bricks, boards or stones, and a drainage layer is made inside.
Fertile soil can be filled in the flowerbed and annuals can be planted, so summer residents create favorable conditions for the growth of any plants. Flowers have more space here compared to those planted in containers.
Plants should be watered frequently: they are located on a hill, wildflowers look beautiful on it, especially when the background is a green lawn.
A new life
It often happens that a container or other large container is no longer used, then there will always be a place for such items in the flower garden. A plastic flowerbed will become an integral part of landscape design, and a wooden barrel with flowers successfully fits into the country style.
The antique chest of drawers that you inherited from your grandmother does not fit in with the Art Nouveau style, of which you are a fan. However, for this furniture covered with dust in the closet, you can come up with a more interesting purpose – put lavender and rosemary in its pull-out drawers.
Any unexpected options are welcome, use old things in a new role.
Advice from an experienced gardener: A multi-level flowerbed looks most impressive when all the flowers bloom in it at the same time.
A flower garden made with your own hands can delight you with original combinations of contrasting shades. No less attractive will be a color solution with transitions from one tone to another: for example, a red shade first to orange, and then yellow.
To completely transform the site, you will need a minimum of improvised materials. Connect your imagination and focus on your own taste preferences, turning a cottage into a blooming garden is a feasible task if you use all the recommendations mentioned in the article.
Photo of a multi-tiered flowerbed