A townhouse is a separate type of real estate that has a number of features. In particular, there is usually a small piece of land near such a house. Our tips site will give you some advice on how to set it up, suggest ideas to help you make the most of your townhouse land.
The portal has already written about the peculiarities of Russian townsauches. This is a promising type of real estate, a cross between an apartment in the city and a private house. Most often, developers build townhouse villages, offering real estate in the middle price category. This is not to say that “blocked houses” are very popular with us. Many people still prefer to save up for their own home in order to get a larger plot and get rid of the close proximity on both sides..
However, townhouses have their advantages, in particular, unlike an apartment, the owner also receives a small plot, which he can usually use at his own discretion. About the arrangement of such allotments near the house and we will talk in detail.
The first thing we strongly advise you to do is to learn about the rules of the village or district, quarter in which your townhouse is located. In this regard, there may be the following nuances:
- Parking. It’s great if, when designing the village, the developer has provided for the availability of a site for residents’ cars. Or the house itself has a garage on the ground floor. Or just an open parking lot in front of the house. Otherwise, you will have to worry about a place for the car yourself, because it is often forbidden to put it on the street, it will interfere with the passage. Sometimes the owners of townhouses have to give the entire plot in front of the house for parking, which significantly reduces the possibilities for its use;
- Is it possible to put a fence. Very often, it is prescribed in the contract for the purchase of a townhouse that the concept of arranging the territory around a number of houses should be the same. It may well turn out that it is impossible to close a high fence from neighbors! Clarify the moment so that later you do not face difficulties;
- Is it possible to equip a barbecue area. Townhouses assume close proximity, from both sides they are literally “propped up” by the same houses. Often the site is so small that it is impossible to build a full-fledged furnace due to fire safety standards. And even a portable brazier can eventually interfere with neighbors;
- Find out the status of the townhouse. It can be registered as a “blocked residential building” or it can have the status of an apartment. The first option is preferable, then the owners have more opportunities to independently arrange land plots. If the townhouse is listed as an apartment, then all actions will have to be coordinated with the neighbors.
If it is impossible to build a high solid fence near the townhouse, according to the rules of the village, but it is necessary to mark its boundaries, you can use hedges. Or at least plant a living border of low-growing shrubs or flowers. Often used, for example, dwarf thuja, hawthorn, honeysuckle, heather, roses. It is only important to remember that the plants will grow, they need to leave room for this, do not plant too densely, retreat from the territory of their neighbors. In addition, such a green hedge or border needs to be looked after, shaped, trimmed, watered.
The second tip is that since it is impossible to expand horizontally, the size of the site is limited, you need to make the most of the possibilities of vertical gardening. A phytowall can be made not only inside the house, but also outside. And the plants climbing on the trellis will decorate the site, and create a shadow, and hide from the eyes of neighbors.
When arranging a plot near a townhouse, you need to be guided by the following rules:
- Plan everything clearly. Decide what you need the most. Rest zone? A bed with herbs and tomatoes? A flower bed with roses or a cherry tree? Perhaps, if you are not a keen gardener and gardener, it is better to just sow your two or three hundred square meters with a lawn and arrange a set of garden furniture;
- Do not divide a small area into several zones. Let there be only two of them – paved with tiles, bricks, clinker for relaxation, furniture, barbecue, benches; and green – with a flower bed, shrubs, vines or a small bed. In this case, both zones will be clearly marked, you will get a place to rest, and there will be greenery that will delight the eye;
- The tallest plants should be located at the end of the site, complete the picture and at the same time not interfere with the view of the territory;
- Decorate the paved seating area as a terrace, pay attention to the arrangement of a canopy, cornice, so that you can go outside in any weather. This is logical – a recreation area in a small area will become a continuation of the townhouse, and the green area will be located a little further;
- Even a tiny plot requires a convenient passage, so take care of the garden path to the far corner.
Important! Landscapers insist that a townhouse lawn is a must! Moreover, it must occupy at least 40% of the area. The lawn will visually expand the boundaries of the site, it will not look cluttered with details.
One of the options for arranging the courtyard behind the townhouse is to pave it completely with tiles. And to provide greenery thanks to a container garden, all kinds of plants and flowers in tubs, pots, flowerpots. It will be easy to take care of such a site, and there will be enough place to rest.
Important! Try to arrange the plot of the townhouse so that it remains attractive even in winter. Evergreens will help achieve this, as well as MAFs, which will become its decoration.