How to make flowerbeds in the garden with your own hands?
Quite often when landscaping and landscapingHousehold plots used elevated flower beds, composed of stones. This element of garden design is especially relevant for the design of flat areas. With the help of such flower beds, the relief can be visually made convex, without creating artificial slopes and terraces.
Flowerbeds made of stone with their own hands, made ongarden plot, have a number of advantages. So, if the soil is heavy, then they will improve drainage, and if alkaline, they will help create acidic conditions. Such structures are better seen in the garden and attract everyone's attention. In them, with great success, you can grow low plants with small flowers or, conversely, large and bright flowers that are the pride of the garden.
It is much easier to take care of an uplifted flower bed,because you do not have to bend very low. When constructing a flower bed from a stone by its own hands, its width and height can be made so that it is convenient to work with it for people with limited mobility and the elderly. The plants planted in it usually have more free space, so they feel much better.
Most often such flower beds rise above the ground on1 m. If it is planned to create a high and large area of the building, then it should be installed on the foundation. So, how to make a bed of stones in your garden plot?
It is not difficult to build it, so contactfor help to professionals is not necessary. First, you need to choose the location of the future structure, mark it on the section of its border and decide what height it will be. For the construction, natural and artificial stone are usually used. Natural stones are the best. They look very decorative and will perfectly fit into the design of any garden.
Such material is very durable. The only difficulty is that the stones are not rectangular in shape, so making a masonry of them is inconvenient.
When creating a flower bed of stone with your own handsit is recommended to pour the earth between the stones. First of all, the largest boulders are laid on a contour drawn on the ground. At the same time, they need to be deepened in the ground, so that they do not stagger. After pouring the soil, proceed to the second row. If the stones are cemented with a mortar, then underneath should make holes for water drainage.
Depending on the plant species that areit is planned to plant in such a bed, a soil mixture of the desired composition is poured. The soil layer is leveled and left to allow the earth to settle a little. Then you can begin planting the plants. In this case, you need to carefully monitor that the earth was below the height of the walls. Surface of the soil after planting should be covered with small gravel or broken stone. This will serve as an additional decoration of the flower bed and will reduce the excessive evaporation of moisture, which will have a beneficial effect on plants.
Flowerbeds of stone can be built with their own handslarge sizes and plant in them dwarf species of coniferous plants and shrubs. In the intervals between the stones, the young, the sedum, the Carpathian bell, thyme and other unpretentious drought-resistant plants will look wonderful.
In such beds it is necessary to plant frost-resistantplants, because in winter the soil is very freezing. In addition, in summer the soil in them dries faster than in the low, so watering the plants must be frequent and abundant.
The constructed flowerbed with its own hands made of stones in the garden area will serve as its original decoration and will appeal to the most demanding gardeners and connoisseurs of beauty.