You can decide to create a recessed garden on your site for several reasons. Of course, the most obvious option in this case is an uneven area, for example, with a slope, which initially assumes the presence of an underestimated site. In this case, the recessed recreation area will allow you to beat the irregularities of the allotment and turn them into advantages..
However, the recessed garden has advantages that make many land owners take care of their arrangement:
- Such a lowered area can turn into a cozy patio..
- It does not require much space, you can equip a recreation area even in a tiny courtyard.
- If you surround the site with plants, as usually happens, a favorable microclimate will be created inside. And the vacationers themselves are closer to the “green neighbors”. You can enjoy the scent of flowers that are very close.
- A recessed area will visually increase the area of the entire site, which, again, is great for small courtyards.
It’s not that hard to create a recessed garden:
- The base is being dug. Don’t dig too deep. If the recessed area is small, for example, three by three meters, it is quite enough to dig a base up to half a meter deep. Otherwise, it turns out that the site is as if in a well.
- The edges should be made with a slight slope so that the soil does not crumble.
- The bottom of the site is covered with geotextiles, drainage must be arranged, for example, from pebbles or rubble. For fidelity, you can make a drain of water into a downpour pit, provide a slight slope of the site.
- The retaining walls of a recessed garden can be anything. You can use gabions, ordinary boards, concrete, bricks … It all depends on the capabilities and wishes of the owners.
- The playground itself can also be decorated in different ways. It will look best surrounded by green spaces, do not forget about them. Usually, a sofa, a bench for outdoor gatherings is set up around the entire perimeter. And in the center, a fireplace suggests itself to admire the living fire. However, the interior design of a recessed garden is a private matter of the owners of the site, who can show imagination.
As you can see, a recessed garden, a recessed recreation area can be very different. The presence of a canopy, roof, optional. If the site is greatly underestimated in comparison with the rest, comfortable steps will be required.
We strongly advise you to pay attention to this option for arranging the yard, if the site already has a pit, slope, uneven relief. However, even on a perfectly flat area, such a site will become the most noticeable element of landscape design..