Living in a small urban home does not mean you should give up on your dream of having a beautiful and captivating garden.
Yes, you may not walk amongst flowers and bushes spreading all over a huge backyard, but you can still enjoy a charming, tiny garden on your balcony, for example.
Below are a few ideas for DIY urban gardens, which are easy, affordable and certainly worth trying.
Pick Some Portable Containers
Containers are a perfect solution for eager gardeners who lack free space, because they can easily move and rearrange them. It will not require much effort and you can even have a newly arranged garden every month. There will be no need for you to worry about uprooting or regrowing your plants.
Just select several colourful planters to plant your flowers in and add some green beauty to your home without consuming all its space. You can hang the containers on your balcony railing, put them on the window sills or in every other area in your home.
Fill the Children’s Pool
You may have no yard, but a plastic kids’ pool will allow you to make an excellent raised bed for your garden. The only thing you have to do is fill it with compost or soil and plant your greenery there.
You can have just the pool or you can place a couple of pots around it, depending on the space you have. In case you decide to go just with the pool, consider covering it with bricks or stones to spruce up your balcony garden.
Instead of throwing out that old piece of furniture, you can use it to create an interesting small home garden. Perfect planters can be made from old dressers. You can put the soil and compost directly in the drawers or you can arrange your flower pots in the drawers just to give your garden a tiered style.
Both ways you will have an adorable and space-saving green area in your home. Besides dressers, there are many other old furnishings that could do great job, so let your imagination run wild and embrace every creative idea that comes to your mind.
Hang Old Gutters
You can equip your small balcony with a lovely hanging garden just with some old guttering and a rope. Place the gutters horizontally and tie them securely one below the other before hanging them in a place where enough sunlight reaches.
Along with saving your precious space, a gutter garden will ensure you some privacy as well, acting like a natural room divider. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have an organic curtain of the veggies, herbs and flowers you have grown on your own?
Elevate Your Garden Boxes
No matter whether you will choose to purchase or build them by yourself, planting in elevated garden boxes is ideal if you are not lucky enough to have a large yard. Your urban garden could do with boxes as high as you want and adding legs is also optional. You can decorate your balcony with elevated planters of different size to impose depth to your tiny space.
However small your home and its balcony are, there are always hundreds of ways to bring some greenery to your life, so do not give up. With a touch of creativity and some desire to make that happen, you will realize how exciting it is to have a garden that will impress everyone with its charm and character.
Thank you to Natalie for her inspiring guest post! I hope you enjoyed this one. I am dreaming up some balcony garden ideas already? Leave a comment below to tell me what you are dreaming up for your home!!