Turn your balcony into a marvelous place, where you can feel relaxed and comfy. A garden is the best place to enjoy the sunlight and fresh air. It can instantly give you a feel of a beach where you can chill- out with lots of green space. When you think about the garden, the first image comes to mind of a large area full of grass, lush flowers, and plants. Relax it’s not necessary to have ample space for the garden. You can also use your balcony space to make a beautiful garden.
Adding a garden in your balcony is a great idea to give a luxury look to your living space, it allows you to add colors, creativity, and dimensions. There are many surprising ideas of balcony gardens, whether you live in an apartment with some small space or have a sprawling balcony area. You can create a beautiful outdoor garden oasis with blossoms, greenery, and colors with these smart and bold ideas. First, please have a look at different types of balconies and plants you can choose for them.
Plants for low balconies: In low balconies, the sunlight is limited, shade plants are the most suited for this type of balcony structure. It includes orchids, ferns, Peperomia, African violets, and succulents.
Plants for windy balconies: If you live in an upper-class apartment where the wind blows so high, then try to avoid plants with thin stems that may easily break in the wind under these conditions. You can go with crotons, succulents, and cacti.
Plants that require morning sunlight: Some plants need early morning sunlight because it is much milder than the afternoon sun, you can add small Metal Sheds to the balcony for flowering plants that require partial sunlight. For this type of balcony space, you can go with anthurium, Peace lilies, and begonia.
Enclosed balconies: If you have covered balcony space, air circulation can affect the plant’s growth. In such a case you can go with indoor plants like English ivy, Spider plant, azalea, and aloe vera.
Add Green rug instead of tiles
Instead of using tiles, you can use a green rug to give it a look of a lawn. The use of artificial green carpet or turf rug can give you the best look of your lawn. You can also buy synthetic lawn tiles that are cost-effective and an easy way to a balcony lawn.
Use vertical Space
If you don’t have much space for a lawn or a big garden, don’t worry. Use the vertical space of your balcony significantly by hanging the pots of colorful and graceful flowers. You can also grow your plants in hanging pots and planters on standing bamboo with recycled plastic bottles, metal grills, old unused furniture or baskets. Plants like English Ivy or Golden Pothos go well with this style. They have cascading leaves to make the installation look fuller.
Use Climber plants For Railing
Some sun-loving plants like Wisteria Sinensis, cascading blossoms are the perfect plants that can quickly grow on the wide-open railing planters. This is an excellent idea for those who own an apartment. The climbers cover your balcony rails, ceiling, and walls. They will also provide you a shady and private sanctuary for your balcony. You can make a private window of climber plants with the help of bamboo, which is full of flowers.
Build Multi-Tiered, Space-Saving Planters
Multi-tiered, stacking pots are a great and creative solution for balconies with limited space. This way, you can plant multiple varieties of plants in a single place. Also, it will help you to save the water as when you water the top tier, the water drains down, and it will flow through all the soil and provide nutrients and water to all. You can also turn some old unused shoes, tea tins, or wood boxes into these multi-tiered planters.
Think about the furniture
To give your garden a space for your comfort and seating, place a small tea table with two chairs, or you can also hang a hammock or swing there. In your small balcony garden with a little seating place, you can feel the fresh air with your morning coffee or tea. Folding chairs and tables are also an excellent idea.
Use of lightings
The most important factor which you should not miss is the proper lighting arrangement in your lovely balcony garden. Balconies are the favorite spot for romance and the youngsters love to spend time in the balcony area, with dim, romantic lights. Decorate your balcony garden with dim and small lanterns.