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Design a garden with non-plant elements

We will continue giving you some tips so you can keep in mind when it comes to design a garden with non-vegetal elements. To know more details do not miss the previous article. In the areas closest to the house, the garden may have lines similar to the building. As we move away, other figures can be played. Try to avoid too squared gardens, it is best to have some curves and corners.

The best shapes are ovals, wide rectangles and circles. This will help the garden convey a sense of serenity. A mistake we usually make those who are not experts in the field is to recharge the place with many elements and plants. In the case of small gardens this will generate that it looks even smaller and that an atmosphere of relaxation is not achieved

Within the design you can add surprise elements. These surprises can be found in the corners, looking for observers to feel the satisfaction of finding them. When thinking about design imagine your garden as something dynamic, avoid thinking of it as something static to get good results.

When you have already taken the observation time, start divide the garden into zones, among them: living areas, bush beds, flower beds, pond, paths, orchard, place for children to play.

On the map you must mark each of the areas evaluating the shadow and the passage of the sun. Keep in mind that during winter the sun will be lower and the shadows will be bigger. This will help you to know which is the best area of ​​shade and where the flowers require more lighting.

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