Container gardens are a brilliant idea to create a beautiful landscape. No matter if you use these in groups or alone to create spaces, barriers or borders in your outdoors, they also add privacy and practicality. Here are tips from Christies Landscapes Perth to help you get the best results.
In addition to decorative purposes, container gardens can help you create an impressive outdoor space and walls with arbours or trellises. Just place them near these structures and make them climb along to reduce or block noise and provide privacy or shade. Grow shrubs, ornamental grasses or small plants in containers and align them to create the same effect.
Combining flowering plants, foliage and shrubs can be useful in creating a great space for resting. Keep in mind this should be in pavement-only areas. Add a comfortable bench, and you will have a great place to read your favourite book.
You can also attract people’s attention by creating a focal point with a potted garden. Hanging containers with colourful impatiens or fuchsia can draw your eyes upward instead of dirt on the ground. Consider adding a single container with ivy, nettle or hostas in the garden bed and raise it on a pedestal or bricks to showcase it better.
A container garden can direct or stop the traffic flow in your outdoor space. For example, setting boxes or pots as you walk upstairs can be appealing and indicate that you are moving upward. You can also position containers along paths or borders.
Using containers as transitions is another excellent way to create stunning landscape design. In urban areas, this type of garden will work as a buffer between your outdoor space and noise, buildings or asphalt roads. Similarly, a container garden set in suburban areas will transition your deck to the yard or patio. In other words, it creates a connection between different spaces, mainly when you use the same pattern of colours or flowers for the whole garden.
If there is any area in your house that you don’t like, just hide it with a container garden. You can place a few containers of the same tree, shrub or plant to get the best result. Large planters or window boxes can also be an effective way to break off a long expanse of brick or siding.
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