Beautiful cottage with alpine slide do it yourself

If you usually decorate your summer cottage with the help of flowerbeds, then think about creating an alpine slide. Especially if you are the owner of the site on the slope. It is this inconvenient slope that will become a strategic advantage of your garden over ordinary flat areas. Let's see how an alpine slide in a country house can surprisingly transform your garden.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

Country house on a plot with a slope.

This holiday house is located on an uneven site, where the flat part of the site is less than a third of the total area.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

View of the back of the house.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

First, we look at the house. Before us is a dining room, on the left a kitchen with a window to the dining room.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

The kitchen is small, but then fit everything you need.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

Opposite the dining room there is a small living room with a fireplace.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

And this is one bedroom.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

After we have looked into the house, we will go out into the garden and see how we can equip the summer cottage on the slope.

Alpine slide in the country.

Landscaping using stone (alpine slide) is not something that everyone likes and is suitable for each site. Therefore, the creation of an alpine slide in the country is your personal decision. It is difficult to give any theoretical advice. However, what we can offer is before you start, to see how beautiful an alpine country house can become and understand all the principles of creating an alpine rollercoaster with your own hands.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

To create the perfect alpine slide, you need to use the slope. And if you do not have a slope in the country, you can try to create it. To create the structure of the rock garden use stones and gravel. As for planting on the alpine hill, it is important to carefully select the plants: it is better to choose those with large and powerful roots. But as soon as you have formed a flower garden on an alpine hill, you do not need to do anything else there.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide
There is a wide selection of ornamental plants for the alpine slide, but it is recommended not to use too many different species. When buying new plants, choose plants from the same group as the existing planting, and not from another group.
105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide
Your space is the size of your slope. Remember the needs of your flowers and organize them in an alpine slide in beautiful dense groups - 15-20 plants of one species each. Many plants like heat, but there are species that need shade. Therefore, be careful when making your choice.
105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide
Alpine hill stones are grouped into large groups so that they are truly noticeable. The texture of the stone is so beautiful that it will never go unnoticed in your garden. For sustainability, it is important that most of the stone is in the ground.
105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

It is preferable to use for the alpine hills old stones. The older the stone, the better. Gravel is usually used as decorative mulch near plants or to imitate a dry stream.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide
Plants that grow between stones will need land. Mix it with gravel or sand and add some clay. Do not forget to carefully examine the soil before buying your plants. Green and yellow plants prefer an alkaline soil; for this you can add a piece of limestone to the soil. If necessary, add organic or mineral fertilizers to the soil.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

Choose for an alpine slide unpretentious perennials that do not require significant efforts to care for them. These plants will feel great among the stones, unlike their capricious exotic fellows.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide
The most popular plants for alpine slides are iberis, kolnik, kupena, silverweed, tar, flax, perennial carnation, alissum, alpine aster, as well as herbs such as lavender and thyme, which are great for a rocky garden.
105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

Bulbous plants are also a classic choice for alpine slides. In the spring of their bloom, they immediately transform the alpine slide. Consider also what plants will decorate the hill with their flowering throughout the summer and autumn.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

Shrubs, dwarf conifers and mountain pine are very suitable for alpine slides. They create a shadow for plants that do not like the scorching sun. Small bushes add special chic to the alpine hill.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide
This cottage with an alpine slide used karyopteris, a perennial shrub that forms dense shoots with lavender flowers that emit a pleasant lemon scent, for the upper part of the hill. Due to its abundant flowering, it seems that the alpine slide is shrouded in blue haze. Hence the popular name for karyopteris is “blue fog”.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

No matter how beautiful the alpine slide in the garden is, you can always add more colors to any corner of the garden with the help of such nice plantings in garden containers.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

If one part of the slope in the garden was solved in the form of an alpine slide in violet-blue tones, then a small slope in the far corner of the garden was used as a coniferous garden. The white flowers of the yarrow serve as a light accent in this composition.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

A container with flowers next to a coniferous garden also brings a fresh touch to the overall perception of this piece of garden.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

Astlba's delicate white panicles feel great in the shade and bloom all summer long. If in the autumn to feed the soil near astilbe with ashes, then next year it will please you with even more lush and luxurious flowering.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

The landscape design of the entire site supports the general theme of the rock garden, so the flower bed near the old tree is decorated in the same style as the alpine slide.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

We hope that you will find useful information in this article, and will be able to apply it when creating an alpine slide. You may want to make a small pond near the slide or add beautiful lighting to create the perfect harmony. Is not that great? Use your inspiration to create your own alpine slide in the country.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

Summer houses: sauna, barn, summer kitchen.

In addition to the house on the site is a bath with a small open terrace.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

And a small shed for storing garden tools.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

The most favorite place in the garden is this summer kitchen.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

In one half is a barbecue and worktops.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

In the other - the dining area. Wooden panels on the back of the kitchen are removable. And in the summer they can be removed to enjoy the fresh breeze. When the weather gets cooler, the back panels are set to the kitchen again.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

Next to the summer kitchen is an outdoor playground where you can dine in good weather.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

Next to the summer kitchen is a small flower garden with perennial plantings of Veronica long-leaved, flowers that resonate in style with the plantings of the Alpine slide.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

Another favorite in the garden is Clematis integrifolia Sapphire Indigo, it has many beautifully curved blue flowers. Such clematis begins to bloom late, but it blooms until autumn.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

A hammock is one of the easiest and budget ways to create a garden relaxation area.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

High beds for a country garden.

And although the garden is not the main priority at this cottage, but small plantings of fresh vegetables and greens are present here in the form of high beds.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

In the garden there are also berries, which delight the crop from year to year.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

Small beds with strawberries allow you to pamper yourself, but clearly it will not come to gluttony here.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

Is that enough to decorate such an appetizing cake for evening tea.

105-Beautiful cottage with alpine slide

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