Multi-tiered and raised beds: rules for design

Multi-tier flower beds as an element of landscape design are found more often in our country, but still remain a novelty. Such a flowerbed looks very original, spectacular, voluminous, takes up less space than usual, since the lower tier is not too large, and all subsequent ones are made smaller. Many summer residents create multi-level flower beds with their own hands, making their garden more attractive and vibrant.

Highlights when creating a multi-tiered composition

There are many options for creating a multi-tiered flowerbed using various materials. The main thing is that the design does not seem bulky, but looks elegant. When creating vertical flower beds, you need to pay attention to the background. The best background for such a flower bed is the green of the lawn, hedges or shrubs.

The type of flowerbed largely depends on the flowers: when using flowers of the same color, it will look completely different than planted with colorful flowers.

Designers do not recommend using flowers of different sizes on the same tier. Many-tier flower beds look very organic if you plant flowers with the largest inflorescences in the lower tier, and use smaller flowers in subsequent ones. But if flowers are used in all tiers, the size of which is approximately the same, the flowerbed also looks great.

A wooden barrel was used to create a tiered flowerbed; as a result, an interesting composition was obtained, where dahlias look good in the upper part and succulents in the bottom. The barrel can be installed anywhere in the yard and garden.

An example of creating a tiered flower bed made of wood. Four containers without a bottom are used, arranged in a special way, flowers are planted in the formed corners

The result is a beautiful voluminous flowerbed that will decorate any corner in the garden. Flowers are well-chosen in color for each tier, forming a harmonious combination

The design of the flowerbed of this type is such that water from the lower tiers will flow out, gathering below. Accordingly, for the lowest tier, it is necessary to select moisture-loving flowers and plants and make drainage, and for the upper tier, those that are not afraid of drought. When creating a multi-tiered flower bed, choose flowers with long blooming that bloom at the same time - so the flower bed will remain attractive for a long time and do not need to be updated. Although some, on the contrary, like to change the appearance of the flowerbed during the summer, planting new flowers. It's a matter of taste.

About how to create a bed of continuous flowering: ozelenenie / klumba-nepreryvnogo-cveteniya.html

Unpretentious flowers such as pansies, petunia, nasturtium, pelargonium, begonia, calendula, marigolds are suitable for creating a multi-tiered flowerbed. Flowers can be combined as you like. If the flowers of one plant have a different color, such as for pansies, begonias or petunias, you can create a beautiful flowerbed using only one plant of different colors. Work on a multi-tier flowerbed is a work where you are practically unlimited. Unleash your imagination, and you can create a real masterpiece in your garden.

What is the easiest way to make such a flower bed?

Building blocks

The building block can play the role of a container for flowers from which you can assemble a flower garden. Blocks of porous concrete are lightweight, flowers are conveniently planted in a recess inside. A recess in the shape of a flower bed is dug in the ground, a layer of rubble is poured down. Then, tier by tier, in accordance with the chosen form, the blocks are laid out, earth is poured into them and flowers are planted.

To create a vertical tier flowerbed, special tray blocks with a truncated side are used. Such a flower bed will not have problems with the outflow of water from the upper tiers, you just need to create a good drainage layer below

Blocks-trays have truncated sides, are produced by construction companies specifically for the design of flower beds. Longline designs and flower beds can be made by special order in one of the companies that deal with this.

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Old tires

A flowerbed of tires can be a decoration of your garden, if you show imagination, paint old tires and arrange them in an interesting way. As for any vertical flowerbed, drainage is done at the bottom - expanded clay, crushed stone, branches. Tires are cut across and then into strips, the largest being used as the bottom base. The lower strip, rolled into a ring, is slightly buried in the ground and filled with earth. The following tiers are created in the same way. Make sure that there is enough space for planting flowers, given that they will grow over time.

Read more about tire beds: ozelenenie / klumby-iz-pokryshek-svoimi-rukami.html

Entire tires were used to create such a flowerbed; for the upper tiers below, you need to make a pallet. The bright colors used to color the tires harmonize with the vibrant colors.

Flowerbed of tires cut into stripes. In this case, all tires are painted in the same color. Recesses for planting flowers made at the right distance, taking into account the growth of plants

Another option is a raised flowerbed

Covering the topic, it is impossible not to say about the raised flower beds. This element of landscape design came to us from England. Such a flower bed is broken in a flower garden, raised to a distance of 15 cm to a meter above the ground.

Raised flowerbeds of round shape look original, this is a worthy decoration for any corner of the garden and courtyard. They can be placed both on the ground and on a solid base.

The raised flowerbed can be fenced with walls made of different materials - wood, natural stone, brick. Inside the structure, it is necessary to make a drainage layer. Such flower beds are successfully used to decorate leisure areas, for barbecue, but a single raised flower bed itself will be a decoration of the yard and garden. For such a flower bed, it is better to use annuals - bulbous and perennial plants above the soil level can not withstand harsh winters and freeze. The material used to create the flowerbed can emphasize the style of the garden. For example, a brick is suitable for a country-style garden; in a regular garden, a flower bed made of natural stone looks beautiful.

Also, material on how to make a flowerbed from a barrel will be useful: dekor / klumba-bochka.html

The raised flower bed, in addition to the original look, has other advantages. If the soil on your site is not fertile, inside the flowerbed you can create any conditions and plant interesting plants. Plants have more room for growth than in a container, and it’s easier to take care of them, since you don’t need to constantly bend down, as you would with a regular flower bed.

Raised flowerbed in a rustic style. Bright flowers look great against the backdrop of green grass, and it’s easy and pleasant to look after such a flower bed

It is convenient to use wall blocks to create long and raised flower beds. It is especially simple to create a rectangular flowerbed with their help.

The raised flowerbed is a place where decorative cereals will grow well and look spectacular - pampas grass, giant feather grass, combed wheatgrass, etc. Wild flowers will also look good in it if the background is a green lawn. Plants on a raised flower bed need more frequent watering, as on any other elevation. Both the vertical multi-tiered and the raised flowerbed in the evening can be highlighted, the light sources can be located both below and among the plants.

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