How to create a beautiful garden without a lot of time and labor

Garden for the lazy

Erica darlenskaya

Not all summer residents and gardeners can afford to spend a lot of time in the garden. It's expensive to have a professional gardener, and besides, not everyone is psychologically ready for this. A way out of this situation has long been found in Europe, whose inhabitants faced this problem several decades earlier than we do: you should initially lay a “no-hassle garden”.

Of course, a garden that does not need care at all is not yet possible, unless it is artificial. But, you must admit, there is a difference in caring for a lush flower garden that changes its composition throughout the summer and constantly needs watering, pruning, feeding, transplanting during the entire vegetative season, and imitation of unpretentious steppe vegetation, which almost does not need to be looked after?

There are many options for a "garden for the lazy". As a rule, such a garden requires increased attention to itself at the stage of creation, and only after 5-6 years you can count on relative peace. Most of these gardens can be attributed to the naturegarden style - a natural garden that mimics nature. Gardens that reproduced this or that corner of nature, its geographical zone, have existed for a long time. In the modern interpretation, such gardens were born in Germany, a very business-like and rational country that is diligently playing the role of a locomotive of the European economy today.

When creating a garden in the style of naturegarden, you should carefully consider all the features of your soil and those ecological compositions that you intend to recreate. Subsequently, caring for such a garden will be very easy. The difference is this: when creating decorative flower beds in traditional gardens, first of all, they take into account the effect of flowers, ignoring the main features of plant development, and dense planting of perennials leads to drying out and depletion of the soil. In such a situation, the need for regular watering, fertilizing and weeding is obvious.

In communities organized in an ecological garden by analogy with natural ones, each species has a number of adaptations, which together lead to natural prosperity. For example, with competent imitation of the meadow community, weeds will not grow on the site, since they cannot withstand the competition; veronica and creeping clover will form a ground cover that prevents the land from drying out, which will significantly reduce the amount of water for irrigation, and so on.

It is believed that a real natural garden should imitate the nature of the native land. After all, outside the village where you live, the forest and herbs grow by themselves. However, not everyone agrees to this option - most of us expect something unusually beautiful from the garden, devoid of chaos and arbitrariness. Fortunately, the living environment around us is very diverse, and even in search of a garden without hassle, we can choose from at least three or four options. The most relevant of these are cereal, fern and heath gardens.


Ornamental sedge

Ornamental grasses are the fashion of recent years. They can often be seen as the basis for a wide variety of garden compositions. The role of herbs in the garden is very different: they can act as ground cover plants, plants that create a background, or planted as a specimen planting - a curtain that attracts attention.

They are so many-sided that in any case your garden will be unique. The decorativeness of grasses is preserved even in winter - provided that we are talking about tall species. Creating a garden entirely of cereals is the dream of many landscape designers. However, they are perfectly combined with other plants. Grasses look especially good next to heather and coniferous shrubs, in rocky gardens or on an artificial sandy hill.

In a natural garden, cereals become dominant, provided there is good illumination of the site and the absence of stagnant soil water. Be sure to read everything about the plant you want to use, about its biology in one of the gardening guides, make sure it can grow in your soil. Buy a cereal in the garden center only by its Latin name - the similarity between the species is so great that only experienced botanists can determine one or another species by its external characteristics.

Planting of cereals can be formed based on their height. Large cereals include pampas grass, giant feather grass, reed grass, North American Spartina, Chinese miscanthus. The medium-sized ones include the shaker, uniola, pike, molin, millet and ornamental sedges (Carex). Low-growing cereals, among which fescue of various shades dominate, are suitable for rock gardens, heather gardens, look good along the paths.

Cereals are one of the most unpretentious plants. Those of them that come from the steppes and southern mountains (feather grass, fescue, leimis, elimus) prefer dry places, well-drained soil with a high content of lime and sand. Forest and meadow grasses are demanding on moisture in the soil and must be protected from drafts and strong winds.

You can add a little color to the plantings of cereals, I use for this equally unpretentious plants close in agricultural technology. For example, cornflowers will look good among steppe grasses; in wetter areas, you can plant bearded irises, celsius, salvias, barkers, chitose, catnip and garden geraniums.

The garden will be especially relevant if you create a lilac-purple range that is fashionable now. Anemonella, astrantia, irises, orange gravilates and fiery milkweed will help to complement the composition. A variety of bows can be planted in sunny areas; erythematosus will look very impressive here. In the bright sun and on dry sandy soil, Escholzia or Californian poppy grows beautifully. Escholzia varieties with multi-colored simple, semi-double or double flowers have been bred.

The similarity with natural plantings is ensured by the natural clumps and overgrown plantations used in the design. Such a garden will live all summer as if by itself, only occasionally needing care - watering, feeding, cutting off dried plants.



One of the best options for an eco-style garden is the heather. Breeding varieties of heather in Europe have been engaged for more than two and a half hundred years. The selection of varieties is carried out in three directions: in shape, color and size of the flower (double, reminiscent of flowers of Compositae plants, and simple; open and not open; in the color range from light pink, lilac, lilac, raspberry to dark purple shades); by the color of the foliage (from the usual green to yellow, orange, red, golden, silvery and bronze tones) and, finally, by the shape of the bush (creeping and conical). By now, about five hundred names are known, so such a garden is guaranteed not to be boring and monotonous.

Heathers are photophilous and demanding on soils: regardless of moisture, the land should be depleted. The main feature of the agrotechnical care of varietal heathers stems from their habit of living on soils with a nitrogen deficiency. Heathers have developed symbiosis with fungi in the form of mycorrhiza. Mushroom filaments closely entwine the roots of heathers, supplying them with nitrogen and other nutrients from the humus. Plants that do not have mycorrhiza die, despite the careful care they are given. Having bought varietal heather, you should take a walk into the neighboring forest for mycorrhiza, which can be found in the thickets of wild rosemary or blueberry.

Heathers go well with barberry, horizontal juniper, pea cypress, mountain pine, various low forms of yews. They can be planted on an alpine slide next to - rhododendrons, Erica ruddy and other members of the Ericaceae family. Care for heathers is minimal - watering, in any case, is needed only in a very dry season, and feeding, if you are puzzled in time to find mycorrhiza, is done every few years.

Fern garden


If you have a large shady area with moist soil in your garden, there is a reason to plant a fern garden in it. The variety of these ancient plants allows them to be used as a component of almost any element of landscape design - from rockery to interesting solo compositions. Fern gardens look very eco-friendly, like a piece of ancient nature that has not been destroyed by civilization.

Knowing the peculiarities of the biology of these plants and using the variety of ferns, you can admire, throughout the summer, either unusual reddish young shoots, then the openwork patterns of their wai, then changing their color, getting unusual, fantastic in beauty pictures. When arranging a fern garden, you should emphasize its original naturalness, avoiding even a hint of regularity in the compositional solution.

The main condition for the successful growth of ferns, regardless of whether they are forest ferns by origin or rocky, is the availability of a sufficient amount of water. This is especially true in early spring during the period when plants begin to grow - ferns that have received less water at this time do not reach their standard size; specimens affected by summer drought dry up and may not recover in the future. So, being a busy person, you should decide on fern bushes only if the soils of your garden are abundantly moistened naturally in spring.

Most ferns prefer shade and partial shade and depleted soils, for example, sandy loam with the addition of peat, rotten leaves and needles. An indispensable condition for the successful growth of ferns is the looseness of the substrate and good drainage.

If you have similar conditions on the site - consider yourself lucky. The fern garden will grow on its own with minimal maintenance. If you want to organize a curtain or a rather large array of ferns, you should plant an ordinary ostrich here, the frond of which resemble ostrich feathers. Another rather large fern, a representative of the Kochedyzhnikov family, is also good - red-footed atrium, reaching a height of 1 meter.

The plant has beautiful, wine-red petioles and graceful diamond-shaped leaves, collected rather compactly. The lower tier of the fern garden can be made up of the sharp-toothed atirium and varietal varieties of shypitniks, as well as the more exotic in our gardens, sensitive onoclea, phegopteris binding, centipede leaflet and others.

Garden tricks

Rock garden

If you want to spend less time watering, remember that a lot depends not only on the plants you pick based on their soil and light requirements, but also on how smart you plant them. For example, Africans solve the problem of water scarcity in the following way: they arrange flower beds or vegetable beds in a spiral and under the slope of the beds in the center of the garden. When watering the beds, the water flows from top to bottom along the boundary and then collects in the center of the spiral, where the most moisture-loving plants are planted.

A good way out of the situation is a rock garden, a small imitation of the Universe: walk from time to time with a rake on the sand, depicting fresh streams of water on it, and nothing more needs to be done until the fall. True, at the stage of its creation, laying each individual cobblestone will take a very long time, and it often takes several years to form a harmonious Japanese garden.

A garden full of trees and shrubs is known to be less troublesome than one full of flowers and herbaceous plants. However, this is a separate topic, you need to show a very delicate taste when creating such a garden and, having saved yourself from frequent watering, be ready for large-scale plant haircuts and regular feeding.

The plot at a country house is, first of all, a place for relaxation, where we must gain strength and once again feel how good life is. A garden option without hassle, or at least without daily watering, makes it possible to spend more time talking, reading your favorite books, and playing sports. And let its creation require patience and careful preparation, but then you will serenely enjoy your rest, listening to the rustle of grasses, watching the flight of bees over the heather or admiring the openwork ligature of fern foliage.

Anna Pavlova

"Well forgotten old" natural farming

Unfortunately, few people still know about natural farming in the Russian Federation. We often have it now with a new, sometimes even innovative or alternative approach. Although the essence of natural agriculture is not the invention of new technologies, but a return to the origins, attention and respect for nature and its laws, which everyone knew hundreds of years ago. With technological progress, in just a hundred years, the ability to grow crops in accordance with nature and without harming it gave way to new methods, which led to a catastrophic destruction and depletion of soils. For decades, "scientific" but unnatural methods of farming dominated and imposed by agricultural scientists, and the original, age-old traditions and practices of creating a vegetable garden without hassle were practically lost.

Adherents of traditional agricultural technology are convinced that organic farming methods are of little use in private gardens and orchards, they require large resources and costs. But in practice, the opposite is true: even on your own 6 acres, you can make sure that natural agriculture opens up gardening from a completely new side. It's much easier on a small area:

  • understand natural mechanisms and begin to act in conjunction with nature itself
  • move from soil exploitation to soil conservation and improvement
  • start to use the area rationally and get large and high-quality harvests even in a small garden without hassle.

The fun process of learning about the laws of nature and getting started with them paves the way for responsible farming and new ways to organize your own garden without the hassle.

Unpretentious flowers in your garden

With this publication we continue the topic unpretentious flower bedsstarted in articles:

If you want to create a garden that is beautiful from May to October, then you cannot do without flowers. Most gardeners are happy to grow a variety of flowers on their site. But it so happens that you cannot always be in the garden all the time, there is not enough time, there are not always special means of feeding and protection at your disposal, and the weather, especially recently, often behaves completely unpredictable! Every year we buy a lot of seeds and flower seedlings, plant, work, we take care of flower beds the whole season, and the results are the most modest, and this makes us very upset ... .. Why does it happen?

As a rule, the main reason can be called the wrong choice of plants. First of all, it is necessary that conditions your site meet the requirements of these particular plants, and most importantly, that they are provided with proper care. In addition, when you are delighted with a new flower, you buy it, and then it suddenly turns out that it is capricious to care for, and, unfortunately, blooms only for two weeks.

If you - novice gardener or you have little time to care for the plants, then you need to strive to ensure that those flowers grow in your garden that are decorative all season and unpretentious... At first glance, it may seem that there are very few such flowers (and ornamental shrubs) and that there is nothing interesting in them. But this is not the case! It is not true that the most luxurious flowers are those that require daily labor.

There are a huge number of gorgeous flowers that require a minimum of care. Among these plants there are both perennial and annual. The most important thing is to choose from them those that you like best, and also to make them harmonious, bright and spectacular combinations in the most ceremonial areas of your site.

How to provide a garden continuous flowering? In each of flower beds you need to select flowers according to the timing of flowering, so that some replace others from early spring to late autumn. Annuals are known to bloom predominantly during the summer, and this continuous flower "conveyor" perennials and bulbs will also help you.

Perennial flowers are characterized by a wide range timing flowering, many of them start much earlier than the summer ones.

Well, the bulbous ones are very early, and besides, they are inimitably beautiful, they, perhaps, have nothing to replace them - they are so original and effective.

In addition bulbous flowers have a huge number of varieties! You can even assemble a living garden collection of them, arrange a thematic flower garden. Many perennials and bulbs are the most easy care from flowering plants.

But you can't do without annuals in the garden. They are certainly more laborious, but they also have many advantages... And what a variety of colors, sizes and shapes! It is because of their lush flowering that they need more attention, abundant watering, they need to be fertilized more often. But many of them are also very unpretentious. Therefore, for easy care garden the optimal ratio will be: 60% of perennials and 40% of annuals. You can choose them from the list plant lung leaving.

Let's talk about perennials... Which ones to choose? Of course, a lot is determined by your own tastes and conditions in the future flower garden. To begin with, you can recommend the following: hosta, astilba, paniculata phlox, aquilegia, rudbeckia, echinacea, periwinkle, badan, dicentra, daylily, daisy (garden chamomile), lupine, sedum, primrose, buzulnik, autumn asters, yarrow, brunner, cornflower.

Here are just a few examples.

Chamomile garden... This flower is a win-win decoration any flower beds... Chamomile is unpretentious, blooms for a long time and stands for a long time in the cut. It reproduces well by dividing rhizomes, but you can start it and with their seedlingsby sowing seeds at the end of February. It should be noted that chamomile can be completely transplanted throughout the season, you only need to shade it when transplanting for 2-3 days.

In addition to the daisy - white chamomile, there are also colored chamomiles - pyrethrum, their flowers are smaller, but very bright.

Primrose... This wonderful shade-tolerant flower seems to have been specially created for decoration rock gardens and reservoirs. It can also be grown from seeds, but it is better to purchase ready-made seedlings. Lately, there have been many new varieties with unusually spectacular double flowers.

it unpretentious perennial, which does not require a lot of labor from you. Primroses bloom in early spring, when there is still so little color on the site. You don't need to cover the primrose for the winter, just keep the soil clean from weeds, they can oppress this plant. Primroses grow in one place for several years, and then they can be divided and transplanted.

Rudbeckia and Echinacea... These perennials are similar even in appearance, they are tall, showy, bright. They will help to create an ensemble in any flower garden, give it both structure and draw up the background, and their inflorescences are in harmony with any other "landscape forms" in your flower bed. In terms of agricultural technology, they also have a lot in common.

The best thing grow your seedlings at homeby sowing seeds at the end of February. They do not have problems with germination, you will definitely get good seedlings, and it will also be good to take root in a permanent place. It can be planted in the ground in spring or early summer; at first, carefully weed out the weeds and water abundantly. The soil doesn't matter. You can fertilize with mineral fertilizers and organic matter, but not too often.

There are not many colors out there that are not only suitable for decoration shady corners of the gardenbut also bloom in the shade. First of all, it is hosta, astilba, daylilies, bleeding center... These plants have a common quality: they are best planted with rhizomes, less successful from seeds. Planting material is always on sale.

Caring for these flowers is also similar: watering, sometimes - top dressing (best with mineral fertilizers during flowering, and in spring - with organic matter) and timely removal of faded inflorescences. Any soil is good.

Hosta - this is a plant with the most decorative leaves, they are green, and blue, and variegated, and with a white border, and yellow. And the size of the leaves can be anything: there are dwarf hosts, especially for alpine slides, but there are simply giants. Although this plant is mainly ornamental-deciduous, it also blooms with beautiful lilac bells on long peduncles. Grows best in the shade.

Astilba, daylilies and bleeding centers can also be used as decorative leafy plants: each plant has its own, very characteristic leaf shape.

When selection of colors be guided by the following colors: astilbe blooms in red, pink and white, the same shades are found in the dicenter, and the daylily blooms in orange, yellow and red.

Dicentra pleases us with flowering in spring and early summer, and astilbe and daylily - in the second half of summer. Over time, you will even have to limit the distribution of these unpretentious, lush perennials.

For reproduction of perennials use the method of dividing the roots: the bush must be dug up, and the rhizome is cut (or chopped) into several parts, so that in each part there would be at least two buds (or shoots). Each piece is then planted separately.

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In addition, perennials can be grow from seeds... This method is especially convenient when there is no planting material on sale, and you really want to have a specific plant in your garden. By the way, many of them can be sow before winter.

In the next part of the article, we will talk about unpretentious annuals.

GARDEN IDEAS: 30 beautiful photos

Aina Sun, 14 Jun 2020 15:00:32 +0300

An unformed courtyard in a suburban area is a headache for every owner. I want not just aesthetics - I want to get a beautiful, spectacular, stylish garden, where you can get together with friends, and relax, and enjoy the morning silence in the bosom of nature. Moreover, at any time of the year. Not sure how to turn a boring and dull courtyard into a beautiful garden? We will help you with ideas.

Fountain in the garden: a bright decoration for your site

A beautiful body of water can decorate even the darkest courtyard. Let it be small and modest, but the fountain should be - for beauty, microclimate, freshness.

Trending wood: wooden flooring in the country

The use of wood is one of the trends of the year. From this environmentally friendly material, you can create not only houses, but also original designs for relaxing in a suburban area. Wooden flooring and terraces around trees are relevant in the face of a shortage of useful space and are, without a doubt, aesthetic.

Garden design ideas: bench around a tree

You can even build a bench around a tree from ordinary disassembled pallets. The main thing is to remember that a growing tree needs its own space, so you should not fix the main structure on the tree itself.

Landscape design: garden path in the country

A simple garden path can become not only a functional element of the garden, but also the main accent in the chosen design. Moreover, it does not necessarily require large costs, sometimes the simplest tiles and pebbles or expanded clay and crushed stone are enough for creative filling of voids.

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Looking for ideas for creating original decorative elements in your garden? A great option is rattan hanging chairs: comfortable, stylish, aesthetic.

Ideas for decorating a garden and a summer cottage

Paving slabs are often used in the design of the backyard landscape due to their low cost with very attractive results. In addition, you can work with this tile yourself - a good saving for the family budget.

New ideas for the garden: flower beds and flower beds in the country

There are a myriad of design ideas for organizing flower beds in the country. Flower beds and flower beds decorate the garden, delight the eye, mask the imperfections of the suburban area.

Hedge: what is better to make

A hedge as a phenomenon is no longer a novelty - this way to beautifully fence off curious neighbors and mark the boundaries of the site is used everywhere. In addition, with the help of a hedge, you can zone the space, decorate the edges of paths, and more. For a more solid density of the living "fence", you can plant plants in several rows, combining varieties.

Pond in the country: the highlight of your garden

When choosing tools and elements for decorating a garden, do not forget about reservoirs. You can even build a pond on your own if you follow the instructions. Experts recommend using flowers, plaster sculptures or ornamental fish planted around the perimeter as decorations.

An open veranda in the country: a summer living room on a personal plot

An open veranda is a great way to increase living space, add solidity to a country home and create a cozy corner for a summer dining siesta. You can hide your "oasis" from the scorching sun with this aesthetic method.

DIY ideas for a garden and a summer residence: how to decorate a plot

Flowerbeds along the main fence on the site beautifully mask not only the dull fence, but also the unevenness of the relief. You can decorate flower beds with unpretentious flowers or small shrubs, if the quality of the soil leaves much to be desired.

Editorial opinion:

- A beautiful garden does not always require drastic changes and funds to pay for the work of a landscape designer. There are more than enough ways to decorate and transform your garden. An ordinary yard is turned into a plant garden. Today they can be bought at the nearest nursery - from mosses to seedlings. Modest water features are among the most effective "tools" in garden design. Moreover, it is not the size that is important, but the design of the "coastline". A garden of stones, a creative arrangement of flowers, for example, in a wheel from a cart or in an old trough, beautiful lamps, garden paths and a drop of exoticism - the same black tulips will not hurt in the yard. A little imagination, a little effort, and your garden will be magnificent.

Garden design photo: flower pots and pots in the garden

The use of huge planters and monumental flower pots is an opportunity to surprise your guests with a stylish design of the courtyard and garden. One of the European trends is the combination of flowers and greenery with berry bushes.

Garden and vegetable garden for the lazy - great harvest without regular maintenance

A garden and a vegetable garden for the lazy is the optimal solution for busy, working summer residents who have little time, but want to grow their own, environmentally friendly crop. We will help you create an area that will allow you to get an excellent harvest of fruits, vegetables and berries, without much time for maintenance.

Weigela (lat.Weigela)

Deciduous shrub that grows up to 2.5m in height. Belongs to the honeysuckle family. It has about 15 types. Bell flowers can be of different shades: red, cream, pink, white or yellow.

How to fence a vegetable garden: 4 approaches to growing vegetables

Moreover, many useful fruits originally appeared in our area as decorative ones. For example, tomatoes and potatoes were formerly grown as exotic plants and their flowers were used for decoration. Jerusalem artichoke can still be seen more often as decorative thickets with joyful yellow flowers at the edges of the plots - and at the same time, its tubers are very tasty and healthy. Many have long appreciated the decorativeness of herbs and medicinal plants.

So why not approach the design of your garden in the same way as you would approach a flower garden, and use not only the beneficial properties of vegetables and herbs, but also their "external data"? Make an expressive accent from the garden!

Advice: To get a beautiful garden (in the photo - ideas for a garden and a garden with your own hands), select plants by color and, planting them, create patterns and ornaments. Use salads, cabbage, and different colored greens.

Climbing pumpkins and zucchini by themselves will create a wonderful decorative flower garden in the country with their beautiful leaves and flowers and expressive fruits.

Advice: Use herbs and herbs as borders and dividers.
Consider the scale and pattern of the leaves. Plant in rows of vegetables and herbs with finely cut, fluffy tops (such as carrots or dill) and plants with large, rounded leaves, such as beets or lettuce.

Calculate the size of your garden bed so that you can easily reach the plants for grooming and harvesting. If necessary, make mini-paths from mulch or decorative pebbles, dividing the flower bed into segments. Arrange a garden flower garden in a spiral shape or in the form of ribbons. Use the same techniques in decorating your garden as for arranging a flower bed. Let it delight you with its design - beautiful shape and color combination.

Advice: For a flower garden, geometric beds, French bosquet beds, lawn beds and container plantings are suitable.

2. Hide
This approach when organizing a vegetable garden is perhaps the most common. It was still preferred by medieval monks, who made their pharmaceutical gardens closed and surrounded them with fences impenetrable to prying eyes. However, the use of this technique goes back to even more ancient times: the closed gardens of Ancient Egypt.

Nowadays, too, very often the garden on the site is trying to somehow hide and disguise (for example, in the photo). So do it tastefully! Turn the garden into a separate closed part of the site, a separate backstage corner.

A. Fence
You can enclose your garden with a beautiful fence. Use the materials, shapes and colors already presented on the site: in the main fence and gates, in gazebos, benches, home decoration. A fence made of untreated stone will look spectacular, especially decorated with ampelous plants at the top or partially entwined with them. Mark the entrance with a beautiful gate or pergola.

Any type of garden bed is suitable for a closed garden, but curly geometric beds and bosquet beds will look the most organic.

Make sure that the hedge around the garden does not completely shade it, that is, the area for the garden should be quite spacious. For this reason, a fully enclosed vegetable garden is suitable for large areas. If not, close the garden area locally by placing trellises at key visual points. To maximize the beneficial effect, grow climbing garden plants on these trellises: peas, beans and even cucumbers.

Idea: Complete the look of a medieval garden with a bench or swing under the trellis. Let there be a place in your garden not only for work, but also for relaxation.

3. Make an exhibition out of the garden
This approach is the opposite of the previous one. I propose not only not to hide, but on the contrary - to show the garden in all its glory and even decorate it additionally. Think carefully about the layout of the garden: in this case, the curly beds will be just perfect.

B. Collections
The vegetable garden is a great place for collections. Let it be a collection of garden tools, or a collection of rare varieties of vegetables. A great collectible is pots and containers for plants. They can come in a variety of shapes, colors, materials and finishes and can be very decorative.

Of course, the same pots look stylish and, as it were, collect the site into a single composition. But this is not the only possible decorative technique. And the vegetable garden is just the place where the variety of garden containers will look organic.

Advice: Combine planters with one property - material or style. Otherwise, their design can be completely different.

B. Fountain or pond
Place a fountain in your garden. This will immediately make it more than just a utilitarian platform. Let it be a geyser fountain, echoing the shape of garden pots, or a laconic flowing stream.

A small pond will also create a wonderful atmosphere. In addition to decorative, water bodies will also play quite functional roles in the garden. An irrigation system can be connected to them, and the pond will perfectly cope with the drainage function and maintaining the moisture balance.

Let them form a lush curb along the fence. For this, tomatoes, potatoes, zucchini are suitable. By heating from the sun, the fence will give off heat, which will provide additional heating and faster ripening of the crop.

Beautiful borders of greens, salads and herbs will be obtained along the paths of the garden. Alternate colors and combine different leaf textures for a truly decorative composition that also provides navigation.

Use garden plants for zoning. Use cucumbers, beans, and peas to create pergolas. And the same cucumbers, zucchini and lush herbs in tall containers will become beautiful and useful borders that separate different areas or accentuate the entrance.

This approach perfectly suits the needs of a small site, as it allows literally every inch of space to be used.

Advice: For a "scattered vegetable garden", tall and container beds are ideal. Use curly containers, place them in tiers, take into account the logic of movement and zoning of the site. And then "a vegetable garden in the absence of a vegetable garden" will not only not take up precious space, but will also help to visually enlarge it!

And what kind of do-it-yourself garden design do you like? Show photos of your plots in the comments section below the article!


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In nature, there are plants that protect each other from diseases, pests, and provide the necessary nutrients. In addition to sowing plant protectors, you can use infusions and decoctions of plants that have antimicrobial chemicals, as well as repelling harmful insects that prevent the occurrence and increase in the number of diseases of cultivated plants.

A smart greenhouse is very simple. Without any electronics, she grows vegetables on her own, creating optimal conditions for them in any weather, and the owners at this time can go about their business. My greenhouses are like this: I only help them twice a week. I thank you for my work. As the classic wrote - "I can not be silent!"
Konstantin Malyshevsky

"Manna from heaven - to the garden. Almighty sideration"

"The One Straw Revolution"

The author of the book, Masanobu Fukuoka, has been growing rice and tangerines for over forty years. During this time, he conducted many experiments to grow crops using different methods under different conditions and eventually came to what is now called natural or organic farming.

"365 smart tips for gardeners and gardeners"

"You can't eat a berry from a bush without difficulty"

"Beautiful garden at no extra cost"

"Natural farming in the garden"

"Herbal spirals, terraced gardens. Planning, building, planting."

Now almost everyone knows herbal spirals that came to us from permaculture. This book clearly and vividly, using specific examples, shows that in addition to such spirals, there are also numerous, outwardly attractive and at the same time rational in terms of growing crops, opportunities for decorating a territory.

Holzer Permaculture in Ukraine and Russia

The book is intended for owners of land plots who seek to manage their farming in a natural way, learn how to read the Book of Nature and at the same time have economic success. In the publication, readers will find many interesting ideas and practical advice on agriculture, as well as get acquainted with options for simple solutions to current global problems.

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