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    How to turn my balcony into a garden?


    I don’t need grass or anything but I’d like to make it more homely rather than just concrete. How can I make the space look nice?

    Asked by Jenny on 9th Apr 2020
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    "1. Get your light right.
    Before you buy anything, take the time to learn how many hours of sun per day your balcony receives. Pay attention to indirect light as well — that is, no trees or walls blocking large portions of the sky. Even a north-facing balcony can be a happy home for many plants if there is enough indirect light. For full sun, plant: Grasses, succulents (like echeveria), morning glory vines, strawberries, lettuce, lavender, oregano, sage, mint and basil. For lots of shade, plant: Coleus, English ivy, most types of ferns, fuschia, peace lilies and begonias.

    2. Check your planters.
    Make sure the containers you plan to use are compatible with the growth habits of your plants. Make sure they have adequate drainage as well."

    Answered on 9th Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    T@P decorating

    "Astro turf and maybe a few plant pots and hanging baskets"

    Answered on 19th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Au Faix

    "Fake grass, plant pots, hanging baskets and you can buy fancy decorative sheets that go around your balcony itself to look better"

    Answered on 6th May 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    C@k all jobs

    "Use fake grass then get some plants that are easy to maintain and nothing that grow too big put up some bambo and different things to it if big enough small table and chairs, your sorted"

    Answered on 5th Aug 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    Gary William

    "All depends on the size of the space. A lot of planter boxes and/or pots could be used for shrubs, flowers, vegetables, etc. Lots of ideas are available on Pinterest or Youtube."

    Answered on 9th Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report

    "Hello, personally I would have wall mounted hanging tray/baskets and look into tray/baskets that hook onto the balcony on the outside a couple of trellises and using climbers (honeysuckle, clematis, ivys) try to cover concrete and saving as much floor space as possible for some nice furniture and a couple of potted plants. Could even cover the walls in cladding.
    Hope this helps, kind regards,

    Answered on 9th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2019 - report

    "You could measure your balcony for square meterage and buy artificial grass to put down and then have planting boxes or pots for your flowers."

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    H.G.M Property services

    "I would recommend Astroturf maybe some plant pots on the floor and hanging on the wall"

    Answered on 9th Apr 2020 - Member since Oct 2018 - report
    Lita solution

    "Hi there. That can happen easy. You need to lay out decking, create all around flowers planters with bespoke made can be beautiful"

    Answered on 5th Jul 2020 - Member since Jun 2020 - report

    "Get a selection of of pots and troughs ,small shrubs and miniature rose trees work well .
    Also think of getting a tiered stand to put pots at different levels"

    Answered on 17th Apr 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report

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