If you have a balcony, now is the time to make it your own hidden paradise. Here are some amazing balcony garden designs that will help convert your small outdoor space into an oasis for relaxing and entertaining.
Balconies have so much potential to bring some greenery into your life. This is especially true for condo units, single bedroom apartments, and just any space above ground with a balcony.
Don’t be taken aback by the minimal or rather odd-shaped space, this will soon turn into your own version of the Garden of Eden or your own little oasis in the concrete jungle. But don’t worry, it won’t be as hard for you as you think it will be!
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This type of balcony garden is perfect for beginner gardeners and home cooks because it requires little maintenance and space, and also gives you easy access to herbs you use when cooking!
You can use a hanging basket or a large pot to create an herb garden that you can hang on the side of your house. Make sure that the planter is large enough for your plants to grow, as well as sturdy enough to hold them up.
You should also consider whether you want the hanging basket to have a drainage hole in its bottom so that water doesn’t sit in it and make mold grow on your herbs. Finally, if you’re going with a hanging basket make sure it has handles so that moving it around isn’t difficult!
Vertical gardens are a great way to add some greenery to your balcony. In fact, they’re one of the easiest ways for you to make the most out of limited space. They can be as simple or complex as you want them to be, too! Use climbing plants that will help cover up your balcony’s walls. You can also use hanging baskets and trellis structures if there isn’t much wall space available. When looking for vertical garden ideas, don’t forget about fences!
If your balcony has a railing on it already (or if it doesn’t), consider using that as another part of your garden design by planting something like ivy or creeping jenny along its edges so that they grow up into the air rather than down onto the ground below them—this makes them look lovely while still providing plenty of privacy from those who pass by below!
The first step to making a rain barrel for your balcony garden is choosing the right location. Rain barrels are best used when placed on the end of your balcony, near an eave or roof overhang so that they can catch all the water from your roof and channel it into the rain barrel.
Once you decide where to install your rain barrel, pick the right container that will fit the aesthetic of your balcony garden. Typically, large water containers are what people would use, but now there are more aesthetically pleasing choices in the market so that it will blend in your own little oasis of a balcony.
Rain barrels are a great functional fixture in your balcony garden, assuming that you’re working an 8-5 job five days a week, this will help you in watering your plants and keeping them healthy and alive as you grind through the week! Just don’t forget to prune and touch up your little oasis on the weekends or whenever you’re off from work.
Trellis systems are a great way to grow plants, especially if you don’t have a lot of room in this case a wider or longer balcony. Trellises can be used to grow climbing plants like tomatoes and cucumbers vertically, or to support fruiting or flowering vines like morning glories, clematis and climbing roses that attach themselves to the trellis as they grow. Some trellises can also be used horizontally to support plants such as strawberries or culinary herbs that need more room than the traditional garden bed provides.
A great choice for your vegan balcony owners who want to grow their own produce in the safety of their own space! Now you will surely know what goes in and out of your fruits and vegetables.
Upcycled or scrap wood
Having your own oasis on your balcony calls for a different vibe as the kids would say these days. Using upcycled or scrap wood will make your little oasis feel like you’ve stepped into a whole different place!
Make planter boxes with your upcycled or scrap wood, for a more cozy and homey feel. This is assuming that the inside of your space isn’t already made of wood or has a majority of wood fixtures.
The same planter boxes can also be hung on your walls to save space! Use them as either for plants, flowers, or your own herb or vegetable garden for that whole farm-to-table feel a midst the concrete jungle! (Just make sure that if you are planting anything for the purposes of consuming in upcycled or recycled wood, that a liner is installed that prevents any toxic chemicals that might be present in the potentially treated wood from seeping into your plants.)
If you don’t have a lot of space in your apartment, movable planters are perfect. They let you grow plants even with limited space, and they can be stored away when not in use.
Movable planters are also ideal for people who like to change their decor often or experiment with different styles (or both). You can set up your balcony with whatever style you’re feeling at the moment and then take down the planters after a few months if it’s not working out for you.
Finally, if you want something that will give your balcony garden more variety, movable planters are good because they make it easy to switch out different plants from year to year. If one kind of flower doesn’t survive well on hot summer nights but another does simply swap out some containers!
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It’s important to remember that this is your balcony and it will reflect you. Use these ideas as inspiration, but also make sure to add your own personal touch. It will be a garden that you can enjoy for years, so do it right the first time around!
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