Gardening in the city takes a lot of creativity and initiative among gardeners. Due to the lack of garden space to grow, balcony garden is born. Also known as patio or terrace gardening, balcony is another brilliant idea to have a garden in a small space. Balcony is often used as a lounging space to unwind and enjoy the view. Adding some natural touch in it will help you relax even more. You can enjoy growing these plants too.
Balcony garden designing tips
- Sunlight.You must first consider the availability of sunlight in the area. This is a must for sunlight is essential on your plant’s growth. You can always try to grow your plants in an easy to move pots and move them to an area where sunlight is available to soak them.
- Size and Shape.Consider the size and shape of your balcony on which you plan to grow a garden. By considering this, you can visualize the garden and make use of the space perfectly. If you have a small balcony, you can always try hanging plants to save the floor space and they also provide shade in your balcony.
- Bright Walls.On designing your balcony garden, be sure to consider the color of the walls. It is advisable to choose bright tone or pastel colors for the walls. Bright colored walls will bring out you plants. It also gave a happy vibe in your garden.
- Start Small.Getting ambitious would sometimes lead us to failure.It is advised to start growing a few and eventually add plants. Through this, you can see the growth of the personality of your garden better and enjoy your garden even more.
Steps on Starting your Balcony Garden
Step 1: Shop for you plants.
Go to the garden shop or local nursery and shop for the plants you like. Ask for some advice on what to grow depending on your lifestyle, climate and your level of expertise. Busy gardeners need low maintenance plants while those who have a lot of time for gardening can always choose anything they like. Choose a minimum of four plants as to start you garden. Remember to start small.
Step 2: Shop for your containers
Containers can add some view in your garden so choose perfectly. Choose simple and decorative containers that will not over power the beauty of the plant you will grow. Be sure that it have a spill plate with it to avoid angry neighbors below you.
Step 3: Rocks at the bottom
Putting rocks at the bottom of the containers will promote proper drainage in you plants.
Step 4: Mix some compost and fill your container
Mix the compost in your garden soil for your plants to grow and fill the container. Be sure not to go all the way up to the rim. This will make watering your plants easier.
Step 5: Plant your plant in the container.
Quite easy 5 steps, isn’t it?
In gardening, your options are endless. So bring out the artist in you. Try your creativity and make a balcony garden of your own. Indeed, gardening is really fun!