Tips for balcony gardens

Tips for balcony gardens

Renting an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t have a garden full of plants. With more Australians living in apartments than ever before, the popularity of balcony gardening is increasing. Balcony gardens can be intimate, manageable, useful, and absolutely stunning.

If you live in a densely populated area in a smaller home or apartment, a balcony garden can be the perfect escape.

Take a look at these tips for creating an outdoor space you’ll love.

Incorporate vertical gardens

Some balconies are extremely small, which makes it difficult to build a decent garden, but vertical gardening can change that. You can purchase mountable hanging gardens, make vertical gardens out of plumbing pipe or construct a shelving system from recycled palettes. It’s the perfect solution if you lack floor space on your balcony.

Explore a balcony lawn

You may think that because you live in an apartment you can’t have a lawn but there are a variety of different options available for apartment dwelling lawn lovers. You can buy life-like synthetic lawn tiles that are an easy, cost effective way to enjoy a balcony lawn.

Experiment with water features

Your balcony garden doesn’t have to be plant exclusive – water features are easy to set up and are ideal for balconies because they’re usually quite close to power sources for lighting and water pumps. Water gardens are very easy to maintain and they look beautiful with clusters of other plants.