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A Guide to Crafting a Breath-taking Balcony Garden

Living in an apartment? No need to worry! You can transform your balcony into a tranquil oasis by creating your very own balcony garden. The process of setting up a balcony garden can be both gratifying and enjoyable. Embrace the lush greenery and fresh air as your balcony becomes a sanctuary of nature, offering a serene escape. Feeling enthusiastic? Here are some expert tips and tricks to guide you in crafting a haven for yourself – even if you're not an avid gardener.



Assess how much sunlight your balcony gets


Start by evaluating the space and understanding its sunlight exposure, wind patterns, and available space. Consider factors like the direction the balcony faces and how much sunlight it receives throughout the day. The plants you buy will depend on this. If your balcony gets a lot of direct sunlight, you can put aloe vera, morning glory, jade, or veggies such as lettuce, mint, curry leaves, or basil. If it’s mostly in the shade, go for ferns, begonias, plants, hydrangea, or veggies such as arugula, spinach, beet, carrot, garlic, scallion, etc.


Choose The Right Pots and Planters



The right planters and pots will ensure that your plants flourish and remain healthy. They also add wonderfully to the aesthetic of your balcony garden. You can get planters in all sizes, colours, and shapes at Home Centre – from cute little planters to keep on a shelf or table, to larger ones for bigger plants, to wall planters or hanging planters.


Use Vertical Space



Make the most of your limited space by utilizing vertical gardening techniques and multi layered planter stands and garden shelves. Display plants on geometric multi-tier planter stands if you have lots to show off or simply use box planters where multiple pots can be adjusted. Hanging planters is another way to add beauty and save space.  There are a lot of beautiful hanging plants to choose from – bougainvillea, money plant, morning glory, devil’s ivy, etc. The hanging green cover will add a charming look to your balcony garden.


Use The Right Soil and Compost


 Use a high-quality potting mix that provides good aeration, drainage, and nutrient retention. Avoid using garden soil, as it may not be suitable for small pots. Apply a layer of organic mulch to retain moisture, suppress weed growth, and improve soil health. Mulch also adds an aesthetic appeal to your balcony garden. 


Water Your Plants Correctly


Establish a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and the weather conditions. Be mindful not to overwater or underwater your plants. It can kill your plants. The kind of pots and planters you use will also impact the amount of water needed.


Faux plant balcony garden



Creating a faux plant balcony garden can be a great option for those who want a low-maintenance and evergreen outdoor space. Invest in high-quality faux plants that closely resemble their real counterparts. Look for plants with realistic colours, textures, and details. Swap out faux plants or add seasonal decorations like faux flowers or leaves to create a changing look throughout the year.


Get Some Awesome Outdoor Furniture



Outdoor furniture will make your balcony garden look great. Whether you want to sip some tea in the midst of nature, read a book, listen to music, or host parties, comfortable garden furniture will elevate the experience. Home Centre offers a wide range of garden chairs, benches, tables, and more to choose from, ensuring that your furniture is in sync with the overall aesthetic you want to achieve. With a little time and lots of love, you will soon have your own slice of paradise!