Rectangular Garden Design Plan

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Garden designs come in shapes ranging from square to curvy and odd-angled, as well as basic rectangles. A rectangular garden designed properly can add an abundance of space to your outdoor living area and greatly enhance your lifestyle.

Features

  • Instead of hiding the fact that the shape is a rectangle, work with what you have. Pavers laid in an undulating curvy fashion add width and dimension. Benches built along a side wall provide additional seating, and tall plants, such as horsetail fern or bamboo, offer a Zen approach to this garden design.

Multilevels

  • A basic rectangular yard can be developed into an interesting space by building multilevel planters, adding dimension and creating a retreat area with space for eating, relaxing or entertaining. Build low-terraced walls to emphasize different levels and to create outdoor rooms that provide a variety of uses.

Xeriscaped Design

  • Use a xeriscape design in a rectangular yard in a region with little water. A pathway developed with decomposed granite can be built that curves throughout the rectangular space, under-emphasizing the standard yard shape. You can place river rocks in areas not used for walking and plant drought-tolerant plants, such as lavender and blue fescue, around the river rocks for texture, color and height.

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