Make optimal use of the space in front of the terrace - create a flower bed

Make optimal use of the space in front of the terrace - create a flower bed

Frame the terrace with the flowerbed

For example, the terrace can be framed with a flower bed at ground level, which does not necessarily have to be rectangular. L- or even U-shaped beds are ideal at this point. Those who like it more playful and romantic can choose a curved, semicircular or triangular bed shape, several of which can be placed next to each other. With regard to the planting, the location and soil factors decide which perennials go into the bed. Other decorative elements such as boulders, pebbles, gravel etc. can also be integrated into the flowerbed in a visually appealing way.

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Use the flower bed as a privacy screen

However, you can also use the flower bed as a privacy screen instead of a hedge. This works when you plant raised beds - made of wood or made of stone, for example - densely with tall shrubs. These should be around 120 to 140 centimeters high, which, together with the average raised bed height of around 80 centimeters, results in a beautiful, flowering hedge that is easy to maintain. For example, the herbaceous sunflower (Helianthus decapetalus), the bushy growing purple mustard (Eupatorium), the imposing giant scale head (Cephalaria gigantea) and, planted in between, species such as yarrow (Achillea), delphinium (delphinium) are very suitable for this purpose. , Flame Flower (Phlox), Cranesbill (Geranium) or Indian Nettle (Monarda).

Flowerbed on the terrace

However, the flower bed can be placed not only in front of the terrace, but also on the terrace. There are also many nice ideas for this, starting with a flower bed made of many individual plant pots, a raised table bed, large buckets, a wheelbarrow with plants or a zinc bathtub. However, you can also integrate the bed directly into the terrace covering, which works particularly well with tiled (e.g. wooden tiles) surfaces. All you have to do is omit or remove some tiles and instead let in and plant flat plant tubs.


To keep the perennial bed easy to care for, you can cover the ground with bark mulch or with pebbles.