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How to Build a Balcony Garden

Aurora Tenant Tending his Balcony GardenIf your Aurora rental house has a balcony or patio but not much yard space, you can still satisfy your green thumb and grow your very own garden. A balcony garden can be a great way for renters to appreciate nature – with or without a yard! Put a bit of thought into it, and you’ll surely be able to make your balcony and patio a place your renters will enjoy.

Choose Containers

One of the easiest ways to start a balcony garden is to get a large freestanding container, window planter, or railing planter. If your balcony allows for hanging containers on the railing, you can start on your garden project with even just a few containers.

Potted Perfection

Another course for your balcony garden is to use multiple pots in various sizes. Group pots together to create pleasant greenery displays, use plant stands, or line them up along a wall or railing to surround yourself with color. Also, you can choose between different styles and colors of pots so that you can have yourself a more colorful experience. It’s really up to you as to how you want to use your pots for your balcony garden.

Balcony Blooms

Do you have a favorite flower or color? If so, you can place those plants in different pots or containers on your balcony. As an illustration, what about something like a rose garden? Different varieties of roses work well in pots and containers and can produce gorgeous blooms all season.

Go Vertical

Don’t worry if your balcony is small — you can make use of your vertical space by making a garden oasis! Hanging planters are an excellent way to add color and greenery at eye level. Or, invest in some tiered plant stands to create a multi-level display for your garden plants.

Make Watering a Snap

How you set up your balcony garden isn’t the end goal; you’ll need a good plan to keep your plants growing by watering them regularly. If your garden has several plants, think about spending on a large watering can or even a simple drip system. This guarantees more efficiency and effectiveness when watering your plants.

Add Extra Shade

You could also throw in some extra shade for plants that might wilt in extreme heat. This is especially true if your balcony is sunny. All plants need sunshine to thrive, but too much sun can burn foliage and even kill young plants. Consider adding a lattice or sunshade to keep your balcony garden cool during the hottest part of the day.

All it really takes is a few supplies to go with your great ideas, and you can turn that balcony garden into a reality for your rental house.


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