An enclosed garden can be the retreat you’ve needed to transform your home into a vibrant oasis. Why? Enclosed gardens evoke visions of magnificent pastoral settings and a simpler life, and are a setting in which you can celebrate your outdoor environment to a fuller degree. Below are some factors to take into consideration during the process of planning your garden design:
The fencing you choose for your enclosed garden heavily influences the style it reflects. A good rule is to think of your garden as any other room in your home, except without the roof. You can further shape the existing layout of homes by enclosing garden spaces with fencing. Appropriate fencing can be almost anything — traditional picket fencing, rustic wood, and even chicken wire are all viable options.
Trees inherently enhance the look of architecture, and we cannot stress enough the benefits of incorporating them into your landscape design. Planting shade trees to the south and west of a property cool the roof during hot summer weather; and evergreens planted in the northwestern portion of a property help with wind control.
Planting vegetables along with your plants is a good way to take full advantage of your enclosed garden space. Expensive or high-maintenance plants are often more of a hassle than a reward, so choose plants you are capable of caring for. Think about planting living artwork — consider your color scheme and intentions for how you will use the space. With the right combination of plants and flowers, you can create a genuine place to escape from the stresses of a busy life.
Rather than arbitrarily laying paths where they fit in your enclosed garden, think about how you will functionally use the area and care for the garden space. You can use flagstone, gravel, or any other material you wish to lay the path in your garden.
If you would like help with your landscaping design and enclosed garden, we at Dargan Landscape Architects invite you to contact us to conduct your design consultation to create your dream enclosed garden space.