French gardens with own hands: schemes, photos
The garden in the understanding of each of us representsa territory on which growing garden plants. The benefits for the household are considerable: everything is their own, tasty, grown with their own hands. However, the usual garden is not necessarily used as a place for consumer vegetable growing. From this site you can create a decorative masterpiece, making rows of planted plants an integral part of a beautiful and competently thought-out composition.This method is called "the French garden" (we present it in the review) and has been used by some owners for a long time, gaining popularity every year.
Description of the French garden
Based on the traditions of gardens of clear forms of timeLouis XIV (on which fruit and vegetables were grown to the royal table), French gardens symbolize grooming, cleanliness, order and harmony. Their main feature is the presence of geometric figures (repeatedly repeating and creating an ornament) and symmetrical elements. In the traditional form of the French garden (photo it, by the way, cause real delight) is a rectangular area divided into 4 identical squares, in the center of which there are a sundial and a sculpture.Decorability is the main conditionFrench garden: on the beautifully decorated flower beds, in addition to vegetables, flowers, fruit trees and shrubs grow, and between the flower beds of the tile are beautifully decorated garden paths that perform in addition to the aesthetic role functional - it is convenient to walk or carry a wheelbarrow. It is important to monitor their condition, not allowing the appearance of weeds. The width of the tracks is often equated to half or the entire width of the bed (but not less than 50 cm). If the form of the beds is trapezoidal, then the tracks can repeat it, expanding and narrowing in certain places.
Beds: types of decoration
If you liked the French style of the garden,then initially it is necessary to determine the shape of the future masterpiece (rectangular, round, square, spiral). The beds can be at the level of the site, which is quite common and common, or it can be 20-30 cm above the ground. The beds, located at ground level, are separated from the tracks by a crocheted ribbon (smooth or wavy), set 3-5 cm above the surface of the garden paths; this prevents the flushing of the ground when watering from the beds. It is allowed to form beds in several tiers; This is done by laying a brick, stone or other material. It is worth remembering that the efforts spent on such labor-intensive work will pay off with interest: the ranks will acquire a nice appearance, care for them will become easier.
French Cottages: Features
An important factor in the formation of the Frenchgarden is the correct definition of vegetables that will grow on the beds, their harmonious combination and skillful placement, in which the plants will not create each other inconveniences, while receiving their portion of daylight, heat and water. Free places should be filled with flowers or decorative representatives of the flora. It is important to take into account the seasonality that causes a change in the vegetative process of plants. In general, French gardens are a harmonious blending of a large number of natural forms and natural colors. For example, combining flowers and herbs with vegetables, the latter should be planted in such a way that they do not interfere with the growth of crops.
French garden (schemes we also presentfor review in the review) is characterized by the presence of mandatory vertical elements: temporary (decorated temporary walls with tomatoes, legumes, corn, curled annuals) and permanent (ornamental or berry bushes, low trees and climbing plants).
Decorability as an important element of the French garden
How to decorate a French garden with your own hands? To begin with, it is required to realize the desired model on paper, drawing a planned geometric figure - a future bed, from the center of which to hold beams - triangular beds. Such a sketch makes it possible to accurately calculate the consumption of materials for the creation of a beautiful garden. Sectors need to be divided by lawn or decorative paths. In order to avoid shedding of earth around each garden, it is required to lay out beautifully the stones, wooden planks or bricks. You can enrich the picture with decorative fencing. Around the beds, ornamental cabbage, red-salad salad or marigolds can be planted as decorations, which, by the way, are an excellent protection of garden crops from pests.
It is important to pay attention to the soil, the fertility of which can be increased by the introduction of organic fertilizers (compost or reparted manure).
Plants: a competent combination
The next stage after the formation of beds will bedirectly planting plants, which are selected taking into account their period of flowering and fruiting, lightness and height. Most gardeners prefer planting spicy herbs and greens. Harmoniously in the French garden will fit carrots, beets, tomatoes, onions. For color variety it is recommended to plant leaf salads of different varieties, cabbage, calendula, nasturtium, sweet-scented basil, lion's ears, marigolds, asters and other plants of bright colors. On the perimeter of the garden can be planted shrubs and fruit trees, which will decorate the site and an excellent protection against piercing winds.Near the flower bed, you can put lanterns, sculptures or stands with curly roses, clematis. Among the tracks you can put a bench for rest and admiring the fruits of your labor.
Preparation of the French garden: stages
- Forming beds, giving them a shape or changing the existing one.
- Visual allocation of beds.
- Surrounding them with a decorative fence or curb.
- The planting of plants, considered from an agronomic point of view and taking into account the natural features of each crop.
French gardens, formed by their ownhands, will be a wonderful zone of rest and spiritual pastime while swarming in beds. The enjoyment received from the sight of the fruits of their labor, and the fruitful result, which will not be long in coming, will be a wonderful result of the end of the garden season and an incentive for the next year.