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How to Build a Balcony Garden

Watertown Tenant Tending his Balcony GardenIf your Watertown 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 bask in nature – with or without a yard! It’s not that difficult to transform your balcony or patio into a space that’s certainly enjoyable — all it takes is a few creative touches!

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 your garden by simply hanging containers on the railing of your balcony! It might be simple, but it can be your starting point.

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. Like, did you ever want a rose garden? Lots of varieties of roses work well in pots and containers and can produce gorgeous blooms all season.

Go Vertical

If your balcony is a bit small, you can use the vertical space for 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

Balcony garden arrangement is something you should be mindful of, but you’ll need a good plan to keep your plants growing by watering them regularly. If your garden has many plants, a large watering can or even a simple drip system could definitely be a good investment. This allows watering plants to be more efficient and effective.

Add Extra Shade

For sunny balconies, you might want to add extra shade for plants that wilt in extreme heat. All plants need sunshine to thrive, but too much sun can burn foliage and even kill young plants. An option would be to add a lattice or sunshade to keep your balcony garden cool during the hottest part of the day.

Just grab a few supplies to match your great ideas so you can make that lovely balcony garden for your rental house!


Are you looking to move to a new Watertown rental home in the future? Give Real Property Management Commonwealth 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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