Creating an allotment garden is easier said than done, which is why you should definitely follow our 5 tips. So your allotment garden becomes a real oasis of wellbeing.
In a small, but extremely idyllic allotment, the various basic needs of the owner / user should always be taken into account.
Our tips are intended to ensure that nothing is missing in your allotment garden and that you can ultimately feel comfortable there.
Creating an allotment garden - 5 important tips
Tip 1 - privacy screen:
Ideally, all allotment garden systems should have sufficient privacy protection against the neighboring gardens. However, you should definitely observe the system regulations.
Such a privacy screen can e.g. extend over a hedge around the garden parcel, as well as over a pergola on the garden shed that can grow in shade with colorful climbing plants (e.g. clematis, ivy, vines, hops, etc.).
Tip 2 - sidewalks:
Even if allotment gardens are relatively small, you should plan enough walkways. You can e.g. pave the way from the garden entrance to the gazebo, but also the way to the barbecue area, to the equipment store or to a sandpit.
It is best to use stepping stones or conventional paving stones for these sidewalks so that the rainwater can run off easily. Alternatively, you can of course also use grass grids for this purpose.
Tip 3 - water:
Water is one of the most important elements of the allotment garden, which is why its provision can be represented in a variety of ways:
- Fountain in the allotment
- Drinking water access
- rain barrel
- Garden pond - swimming pool
To water the plants, it is sufficient if you use rainwater or well water - insofar as own well systems are approved in the respective allotment garden. Because this lime-free water is very suitable for plant care.
Of course, drinking water access in the allotment is necessary for human supply. Some plants provide a water connection for each plot, while others only have a common supply.
Small garden ponds and pools often have to be refilled, or water has to be exchanged. Therefore, you should always clarify in advance with the allotment line how the high water consumption can be achieved.
Tip 4 - electrical connection:
Nowadays an allotment garden must also have an electrical connection. Simply to ensure adequate lighting in the garden in the evenings / night hours. And of course the main paths in your garden should always be adequately illuminated - similar to public street lighting.
And of course you also need electricity in your allotment garden for various electrical devices, such as for the electric lawn mower, the coffee machine, etc. In addition, many handicrafts in the allotment can be done much more easily with electricity.
Tip 5 - plant selection:
The selection of plants in the allotment should always be careful. We recommend primarily native, robust plants that are as easy to care for as possible, which can rest in the garden on their own for a few days. Because many allotment garden owners can usually only take care of the garden at the weekends.
Important: The same naturally also applies to all fruit and vegetable plants as well as to the herb garden.