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Unique garden ideas

Updated on August 4, 2016

Different gardens same goal

There are many different gardens. Some like it organized, structured with straight lines and modern views. Others like it rough or wild, curving paths and ponds.

They all have the same goals though. A garden should offer peace and quiet, relax the person and give the owners a nice view. Occasionally they will contain small or big animals, a pond with fish, a zone from growing crops or even a play area for the kids.

Making small gardens look bigger

Most garden tips require you to have a big garden and a big budget. Most people do not have this and most people are not looking for a complete design, but only some tips and easy to execute changes.

Create height differences

This photo shows an easy setup to stack plants into different heights. This creates more space for the eye.
This photo shows an easy setup to stack plants into different heights. This creates more space for the eye.
Innovative idea to use edges to create height.
Innovative idea to use edges to create height.
Vertical gardens are very popular. You can even grow pumpkins in them.
Vertical gardens are very popular. You can even grow pumpkins in them.
Use an old discarded pallet to create your vertical garden.
Use an old discarded pallet to create your vertical garden.

Divide big gardens into zones

A huge problem for somewhat bigger gardens is their length compared to their width. Most houses have their garden in the back, not connected to their front yard. This results in a garden +- 10 meters wide, but stretching up to 100 meters in length.

Make it impossible to see your entire garden with 1 look. Divide and give each area a different look. In this case, the division is done with a fence.
Make it impossible to see your entire garden with 1 look. Divide and give each area a different look. In this case, the division is done with a fence.
Obscuring the entire garden gives you a sense of intimacy and still offers plenty of space to use for different purposes like playing, animals or crop growing.
Obscuring the entire garden gives you a sense of intimacy and still offers plenty of space to use for different purposes like playing, animals or crop growing.
An excellent example of obscuring part of the garden with walls. The entire water area can only be discovered when actually walking in the garden.
An excellent example of obscuring part of the garden with walls. The entire water area can only be discovered when actually walking in the garden.
A hill is a natural division in your garden. use it to incorporate different things.
A hill is a natural division in your garden. use it to incorporate different things.

Free roaming animals

If you have animals that are allowed to roam your entire garden, you'll face some struggles to keep flowers, crops and fruit bushes growing and unharmed. Even small animals like chickens or rabbits can create a war zone in your garden.

Most people lock their animals inside fences, but there is another option... Lock your flowers and crops inside and leave the animals outside!

Animals like chickens, rabbits and sheep will be stopped by this fence. This won't stop rabbits from digging holes though.
Animals like chickens, rabbits and sheep will be stopped by this fence. This won't stop rabbits from digging holes though.
Growing crops safely away from intruders.
Growing crops safely away from intruders.
A smaller version, protecting against smaller animals like chickens.
A smaller version, protecting against smaller animals like chickens.
A more natural look to keep animals out (or in).
A more natural look to keep animals out (or in).

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      Peter Alexander 

      2 years ago from Pittsburgh

      You certainly gave lots of good examples in your pics - nice article.

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