There is always a way to bring a touch of nature to your house, whether in urban or suburban areas. In this post, our team is going to share with you the top 7 wonderful location ideas for apartments and urban gardens. Don’t miss out!
Patio or Balcony
Patio and balcony are the two most ideal places for urban and apartment gardens because they usually receive a lot of sunlight during the day.
While your plants receive a better environment to grow, these two areas are added up with aesthetics and the touch of nature. Consider the area of your patio or balcony and find out the best place for your garden.
For a horizontal spot, you can place all of the potted plants on the floor or invest in a freestanding rack to optimize space.
For a vertical spot (like the ceiling), use hanging planters or recycle an unused garment hanging rack. Take advantage of the available rods in the rack to hang your potted plants. Make sure the pot’s weight is not too heavy and they can resist wind.
Another ideal place to create an apartment and urban garden are windowsill boxes.
You should determine the sunlight hours this place is exposed to choose the right plants. Depending on the plant size, the windowsill weight capacity, and its area, determine the number of plants to grow.
Make sure the depth of these windowsill boxes is enough for the plant root system to grow happily.
Lightweight, small windowsill boxes usually come with a secure lock for easy assembly while heavier ones require mounting to keep them staying securely on the windowsill.
The very first factor you should think about is whether the garden is created vertically or horizontally.
Plants for vertical gardens should be small and short while those for horizontal gardens can be small to medium in size, short to medium height. Whichever the garden type, always choose plants with a shallow root system.
After figuring out the plants to grow, you should know their desired growing environment to find out the right wall area.
For example, if your favorite plants love partial to fully shady positions, the bathroom is a good choice. If they are sun-lovers, the wall area near the window or door is worth considering.
For large handrails, you can hang potted plants on them or place them along the stairs.
Some homeowners love growing vine or climbing plants in these areas, such as arrowhead plants, creeping figs, jasmine, betel leaf plant, grape ivy, pothos, English ivy, and heartleaf philodendron.
Or, you can consider building or installing a planter on the handrails if the apartment is yours. The depth of the planter depends on how tall the handrails are. Make sure that it doesn’t bump your head.
Balcony handrails are another ideal place for an urban garden that we’d like to introduce to you.
The most common choices of plants for this area are vine plants, climbing plants, and hanging planters because you should leave the path unoccupied to walk through during emergencies.
Consider the free space available in this area and the sunlight exposure level to choose the right plant.
Vertical Space Above Kitchen Island
In apartments, the ceiling space above the kitchen island is commonly left unused, which becomes ideal to create a mini hanging herb garden where you can quickly and easily get fresh cooking ingredients.
Or, grow flowers or small evergreens that you like.
Make sure to choose a sturdy hanging rack that can accommodate the total weight of potted plants.
Consider the height of this mini vertical garden to not bump your head or cause any unwanted injury.
Movable Carry Garden
Why not recycle an old bar cart and transform it into a mobile indoor garden that is easily moved from room to room?
Stack up the cart with your favorite plant pots or reuse old mason jars for money-saving. Make sure that each pot is well-ventilated and there is a small plate lined underneath them to prevent water leakage.
In this way, you get extra flexibility in organizing your living space. If one room is occupied, you can move it to another. The idea is also perfect if you want to grow an indoor vegetable and herb garden but your kitchen isn’t ideal for it.
You can leave the cart on the balcony and easily move it near to your cooking space when in need of some fresh ingredients.
We have just shared with you the best location ideas for apartments and urban gardens. Determine your living area and choose the right one. Hopefully, our article was helpful to you. Please follow our blog for more interesting and informative posts. Thanks for reading!