There are many styles of landscape design. But very many people are close in spirit to the Russian style, dear, familiar, which does not require serious expenses for the arrangement. Our site of advice has collected for you the most important distinctive features of Russian landscape design and photo examples of its arrangement.
English, French, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Tuscan … You can choose a variety of landscape styles to decorate your site. But sometimes it is too expensive, sometimes the owners simply do not want any excessive delights. That is why the Russian landscape style is in steady demand..
Note that the heyday of “noble nests” in our country fell on the XVIII-XIX centuries. Then the owners of the land tried to implement the ideas of the Dutch and Italian specialists in the arrangement of gardens, adhered to European trends in this area. As the portal already wrote, a Russian estate is a completely separate phenomenon. In the same way, European gardens have gradually transformed in our country into something else, into a landscape style with its own characteristics..
One of the most important differences between a garden and a plot in the Russian style is ease and naturalness. This is quite in line with the now fashionable small-maintenance garden, which requires less attention from the owners..
The second difference is benefit! The residents of our country cannot give the entire plot of land for a lawn and a pool just to relax and walk on the grass with a lawn mower. No, our sites should be useful. Therefore, not just beautiful trees grow in the garden, but fruit trees, the flower bed is adjacent to the beds, albeit neat and decorative, but bringing a harvest of vegetables and greens.
Let’s highlight the other noticeable differences between the Russian landscape style:
- No exotic, only local plants. Apple trees, pears, cherries, birches and maples. Tulips, daffodils, lilies of the valley, crocuses, irises, peonies, marigolds, bells, carnations, petunias, nasturtiums, lilacs. Currants and gooseberries. And next to it is a garden with cherry tomatoes and bright peppers – why not.
- Wooden buildings. Let the house on the site not be a log house, but for the Russian theme, wood is simply necessary. Therefore, you can equip a nice shed from a mini-bar, a decorative well or a mill, something made of natural wood. In addition, a freestanding Russian bath will become an almost indispensable attribute, next to which a recreation area is being set up.
- There is always a front garden, which is the hallmark of the site. Three or four kinds of flowers that delight the eye all summer is quite enough for this small area in front of the house..
- The flower beds are bright, most often without borders, just a scattering of flowers. Or wood, logs and stumps as a frame.
Important! You can get carried away and add details such as a wattle fence, a log bench, hemp chairs, and so on to your landscape design. But such a design would be too rustic. It is better to stick to the style of the estate, and not country or the area around the hut.
The Russian landscape style is always very hospitable. An outdoor dining room, a wooden gazebo, a barbecue next to them will allow you to receive guests. Of course, you need garden furniture, preferably wooden, but you can also use forged furniture. The main thing is not cheap plastic.
And when arranging a Russian garden, you can and should use techniques that will add romance to it. For example, an imposing garden swing, a winding path between trees and cozy lighting.
The beauty of landscape design in the Russian style is a relatively small budget, the ability to cope on six hundred square meters with your own hands. And the result can turn out to be very impressive and at the same time meets the mentality of our country..