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How to Build a Balcony Garden

Cypress Tenant Tending his Balcony GardenIf your Cypress rental house has a balcony or patio but not much yard space, you can still satisfy your green thumb and grow your very own garden. A balcony garden can be a great way for renters to take pleasure in nature – with or without a yard! Put a bit of thought into it, and you’ll surely be able to make your balcony and patio a place your renters will enjoy.

Choose Containers

One of the easiest ways to start a balcony garden is to get a large freestanding container, window planter, or railing planter. You can start simple with your garden balcony even with just a few containers to hang on the railing.

Potted Perfection

An alternate route for your balcony garden is to use multiple pots in various sizes. Group pots together to create pleasant greenery displays, use plant stands, or line them up along a wall or railing to surround yourself with color. In choosing pots, it would do you well to choose a variety of colors and styles so as to create a more colorful experience. There is no right or wrong when it comes to using pots in your balcony garden.

Balcony Blooms

If you have a favorite flower or color, you can have several of these plants in pots or containers on your balcony. Maybe something along the lines of a rose garden? Lots of varieties of roses work well in pots and containers and can produce gorgeous blooms all season.

Go Vertical

Make good use of your vertical space if your balcony is a bit small. You can do this by making a garden oasis! Hanging planters are a splendid way to add color and greenery at eye level. Or, invest in some tiered plant stands to create a multi-level display for your garden plants.

Make Watering a Snap

Regardless of how you organize your balcony garden, you’ll need a good plan to keep your plants growing by watering them regularly. If your garden has a lot of plants, maybe spending on a large watering can or even a simple drip system is a good idea. This means that your watering will be more efficient and effective.

Add Extra Shade

If yours is a sunny balcony, you should add extra shade for plants that wilt under extreme heat. All plants need sunshine to thrive, but too much sun can burn foliage and even kill young plants. Consider adding a lattice or sunshade to keep your balcony garden cool during the hottest part of the day.

Using a few supplies to go along with your great ideas, you can bring that balcony garden to life in your rental house.


Are you looking to move to a new Cypress rental home in the future? Give Real Property Management Affiliates a call! We have rental homes perfect for anyone looking for space to grow. You can check out our listings online.

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