Spectacular presentation of stairs at ponds and recreation areas
Stairs and paths broken into several levels in any garden seem to be a real decoration of the site. This is one of the most catchy and winning design elements, which can become not just a functional object, but a bright and individual design “touch”. But for paths with stairs to reveal all their beauty, it takes a lot of effort to make a successful presentation and proper landscaping. A special approach is required by those stairs that are adjacent to individual functional areas - water bodies, areas and corners for relaxation.
Gardening of multi-level platforms, paths and stairs at ponds
Platforms and pedestals, arranged at the pond, as well as stairs or paths with elevations, combined with water bodies need a spectacular, but as soft as possible presentation. Landscaping of such objects is carried out in such a way as to organically fit bold multi-level decisions into the look of the entire pond, to create the feeling of a single object with a coastal edge and aquatic cultures.
The choice is to stop at such garden perennials, which are easy to care for and which will create effective, but concise solutions. It is better to give preference to crops that have already been used in the design of the coastline of the reservoir, adding to them several new products.
An excellent draper who is able to create a spectacular edge along the edge of steps or a podium and at the same time emphasize the beauty of the flooring large-rhizome geranium, one of the most vibrant garden soil protectors. Add to the collection of ensembles that frame and emphasize the steps of the staircase and its contours. window sillundersized action, Siberian irises, hosts, astilbe, fern, decorative cereals etc. They will easily dilute the palette of beautiful garden geraniums.
The beauty of aquatic plants and plants growing in a swamp in the design of a staircase or platform with elevations and steps will help to “recapture” miscanthus chineselocated at the "upper" levels as an accent.
The design of stairs and paths with differences adjacent to the rest areas
If a path with a height difference connected to a garden podium or a staircase leads to a recreation area or a recreation platform is located on one of the multi-level platforms, special attention should be paid not to the design of the staircase itself, but to underlining the area that will be used to place furniture and create an atmosphere secrecy.
The main landings are concentrated around a raised platform or at the entrance to the recreation area, while the stairs leading to it can be left without side frames at all, limited to the "dotted" version, minimalistic solutions.
The beginning of the staircase can be indicated by several guard plants that attract eye-catchers or a small ensemble that balances the lush plant ring in the distance and, as it were, beats it in the foreground. In landscaping stairs, it is better to use the same cultures that form a lush frame near the recreation area to enhance the overall effect.
The accumulation of plants at the entrance to the recreation area or around it is designed as a flower garden. It should be considered as a lush flowerbed-ring, which is made according to the laws of the frame of any recreation area - from flowering and unpretentious plants from kotovnikov before geraniums and roses. In it, as an accent, a masking platform from prying eyes perfectly fits and gives elegance to the whole design climbing rose or any other liana on arches, a pergola or twisted supports forming a pavilion, like a flowering bush roses, lilacs, buddley, fragrant plants and perennials that can arrange a continuous flowering relay.