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A small area of ​​6 acres of land, which is at the disposal of the owner of the future site with a house and green spaces, requires special attention and a clear action plan. Typically, land of this area is allocated for summer cottage construction.

In a limited space, you need to take into account the location of all significant objects, make a convenient and comfortable place to rest, and also leave the land for summer work. The arrangement of the garden plot should obey the main rule, first the project — then the implementation of the main stage of work.

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Before starting planning, you will have to review a lot of photos of plots of 6 acres in order to roughly imagine the possible options for placing all the necessary construction elements and the green zone.

Successful decisions of experienced designers and amateur photographs of happy owners of an already equipped territory will help you make the right decision and create an optimal project.

For the first stage, a piece of paper and the skills gained in drawing lessons will come in handy. The plot diagram will clearly show the location of the house and outbuildings, tell you where you need to conveniently lay paths and ergonomically arrange the necessary communications — electrical networks, sewage and water supply systems.

Already with the help of a schematic image, it will be clear whether it is possible to realize the plan and what are the main problems. When sketching on paper, one should take into account natural light and possible darkening from the house, greenhouses and tall trees, so that in the future you do not have to cut out places for planting light-loving crops.

You can also draw up a site project using the simplest modeling. From cardboard or paper, you need to cut out models of all the elements that you want to place on 6 acres and move them, choosing the most successful placement options.

Since the territory is not spacious, you can think over options for multi-level buildings, as well as combining outbuildings in advance.

With a sufficient level of proficiency in computer programs, site planning can be carried out using special tools used by professional designers.

This type of design will allow not only to competently arrange a small area, but also help determine the choice of primary colors and give a clear picture of the project as a whole.

Location of buildings

A house on a plot of 6 acres is unlikely to be made large and spacious, unless the remaining territory is used for growing vegetables and other country crops. The house needs convenient walking paths and an entrance for a car, as well as a parking space for cars.

Outbuildings for storing garden tools are more conveniently located within walking distance of the beds and the locations of the irrigation system.

But the playground and bath from a practical point of view should be closer to home. So you can easily look after the children, and after visiting the steam room you do not have to go through the entire area to the house.

Since the paths are planned in advance, you also need to take care of the drainage system at the planning stage. Otherwise, every summer rain will turn moving around the garden into an adventure.

Pavement surfaces should be resistant to weather and temperature fluctuations, prevent falls due to slippery surfaces, and be easy to maintain. Paving stones or paving slabs are ideal.

At the planning stage, if everything was done correctly, lighting features were taken into account. In this case, the part of the land on which the shadow from the house falls can become a place of rest and a playground.

Organization of a recreation area

Thinking over the design of a plot of 6 acres, it is imperative to pay attention to the recreation area, and if there are children, allocate a place for them to play and have fun in the fresh air. The shady part of the garden is best suited for organizing picnics and rest from country work.

Parents should make sure that the playground is clearly visible from all points of the territory. You can organize a comfortable stay in a limited space if you combine the house with an open veranda or make a canopy next to the bathhouse.

Decorations can be natural plantings, as well as flower beds made by hand. Given the small area, multi-tiered flower beds, flower beds, stairs and suspended structures perfectly save space and look attractive.

It is better to choose perennial plants that require minimal care and can grow for several years in one place. This approach will save time, as well as avoid annual redevelopment.

In most cases, the recreation area is located in the shade, which must be considered when choosing plants. There are a lot of shade-loving crops and you can make a beautiful composition of alternating dark greenery with plants of fancy colors.

Even such a limited area is suitable for creating artificial reservoirs. Along the paths leading to the recreation area, you can create artificial channels that flow into a small man-made lake near a gazebo or hammock.

Suspension systems are generally very cool for small plots of land. A few stretched hammocks between fruit trees may well replace the usual wicker or plastic furniture. And as a table, a decorative stump or the remains of an old tree trunk that was forgotten and could not be uprooted is suitable.

Landscaping layout

The landscape design of the site during the arrangement of 6 acres makes it necessary to show miracles of imagination and engineering. Fans of green spaces will find multi-level beds, hanging flower beds and the use of greenery for the purpose of zoning space useful.

A small area imposes some restrictions on planting tall trees, although if you use them instead of a fence, you can satisfy your need for fruit seedlings and isolate yourself from your neighbors. And low shrubs will look good along the paths or next to buildings.

Considering that on a small summer cottage of 6 acres, edible vegetables and fruits will most likely be grown, it is possible to make farming not only useful, but also beautiful.

Beds of bizarre shapes, planting flowering and vegetable crops nearby, taking into account the peculiarities of leaf color and flowering periods of each plant can turn an ordinary cottage into a unique botanical garden. Berry bushes look very good in alternation with rose bushes, and during flowering, this combination looks very unusual.

A small area can also be made comfortable and very cozy for a summer holiday. To do this, you need to show a little imagination and be inspired by the ideas of the implemented projects.

Photo design of a plot of 6 acres


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