Many apartment residents would like to keep a garden, but many believe maintaining one isn’t possible with the space they have. Plants in containers and vases look great on patios and balconies; however, they do take up space that could be used for outdoor furniture and entertaining space. So what’s a resident to do? We suggest thinking outside of the box… or in this case, vertically instead of horizontally.
Vertical gardens are an excellent choice for renters to keep a small flower garden, or even grow some herbs or veggies. No matter what plants you choose to plant, they’ll certainly create a relaxing and natural atmosphere, turning your patio or balcony into a garden oasis with an interesting visual element since you’re planting vertically. Plus, you’ll still have plenty of space for entertaining by using this technique! The following are just a few ways to grow a vertical garden on your balcony or patio:
Pallet – A pallet is a great choice when it comes to setting up your vertical garden. As Design Sponge shares, you should be able to find one at any local garden store. To create your vertical garden, simply staple landscaping fabric around the back and pack soil into the pallet’s slats – then plant succulents between each slat and hang the pallet from the wall once you are done.
Shoe Organizer – The great thing about vertical gardens is the ability to get creative with your vertical container of choice. Looking around your apartment, you may be able to find a number of house hold items that you can simply repurpose for your vertical garden, such as the use of a shoe organizer. According to Apartment Therapy (a great source for all kinds of apartment design ideas), a shoe organizer is one of the most affordable and easiest container options you can use.
Plastic Bottles – The use of plastic bottles is another unique idea presented by Bob Vila’s vertical garden tips. Cut out a section in the side for your plant and hang them down from your wall using wire or string. Not only is this an affordable and creative way to build your vertical garden, it’s environmentally friendly as well!
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