Garden in a terraced house – how to arrange it?
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Garden in a terraced house – how to arrange it?

Small gardens in semi-detached or terraced houses often cause more arrangement problems than large spaces. We suggest how to arrange the garden

Gardens in terraced houses usually have a specific shape – they are long and narrow, so their arrangement requires a sharp spatial sense and a well-thought-out plan. Before you start buying plants and building a terrace you need to think about a few things. Here are some suggestions!

Take care of your privacy

Whether you live in a detached house, a terraced house or a semi-detached house, privacy is a fundamental issue that you should bear in mind when creating your garden arrangement. If you don’t want your neighbors peeping in on you while you’re sunbathing or having a family barbecue, think carefully about what kind of fencing will give you the most privacy. Large mesh netting won’t work – unless you plant it with climbing plants, which will quickly create a natural screen that’s especially pleasing to the eye. A living curtain, such as a tui or hedge, is the best method for any garden

If you intend to camouflage your fence with a climbing vine, remember that perennial species need at least two years to provide you with shelter from the prying eyes of neighbors. While you wait for the beautiful shoots of perennial vines, it is a good idea to temporarily plant annuals that will quickly spread and bear flowers – perhaps an orchid, sweet pea, or cobia

As a general rule of thumb, nettings and openwork fences should be planted with species that wrap around the support, such as clematis or honeysuckle. At walls, on the other hand, species that can hold their own on slippery surfaces, such as ivy

Increase usable space

Every garden should be an extension of the interior. That’s why any garden accessories or terrace arrangement should harmonize with the house finishing style and create a coherent, harmonious whole. The garden, even the tiny one, is supposed to be a place of relaxation and rest, so get the right furniture. If the garden space is too small for a terrace, bet on ergonomic hanging chairs – if you don’t have trees, you can buy models equipped with a frame or hammocks. The latter will fit perfectly into cozy boho-style arrangements

However, if you can afford a separate terrace, it is necessary to think about the arrangement from A to Z. Garden furniture must be resistant to adverse weather conditions, harmful effects of water or sun. This does not mean, however, that they cannot be aesthetically pleasing! If all your interiors are arranged in the Scandi style, you should also celebrate cool minimalism on the terrace. Remember – it can be aesthetically pleasing, functional and comfortable

Don’t underestimate the magic of atmospheric lighting. Vintage-style lanterns or boho lanterns will emphasize the charming atmosphere of your garden, and at the same time increase visibility and safety after dark

Blur the boundaries

Although small terraced gardens don’t have room for garden madness overflowing with plants, it’s not worth limiting yourself. Many home gardens are filled with nothing but grass, often uneven, burnt and full of weeds. The empty space emphasizes the small size of the garden. So instead of being afraid to experiment with plants, choose flowers and shrubs that will give your garden character and at the same time blur the boundaries set by the fence. The less your garden resembles a rectangle, the better impression it creates

Remember to carefully select the plants you will use to create floral arrangements. Before buying them you need to find out what kind of soil prevails in your garden (acidic, alkaline, permeable or clay?) and how much sun it gets. Also consider how much time you can devote to tending your garden. If you’re away from home a lot and don’t have the opportunity to water, trim, and weed regularly, choose species that don’t need much. And there are many such species! The most common are: hostas, cranesbills, lion’s mane, lupines, peonies and lavender. Most conifers can also do without extra help

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