Gardening can relax your mind and is a very soothing way to spend leisure time. If you do not have a backyard garden space, you could very well turn your balcony into one. This week, Bproperty gives an overview of the essentials to help you make the most of your balcony.

Speaking of space, it is perhaps the most important factor to take into account. So measure your balcony to calculate how much of the space you can turn into a garden, and what the garden’s purpose will be: decorative, or to grow necessary herbs and vegetables? While the latter requires more space and complex maintenance, decorative gardening is simpler and aesthetically pleasing.

It is important to make sure your garden balcony has the most essential criterion covered.

Light: Keep in mind how much light or shade your balcony receives. It can help decide what kind of plants and flowers you can grow. Trees should receive enough light to be able to grow.

Declutter: Before you begin anything, clear the balcony. Ideally, it is best to put away anything unnecessary from your garden. This will make sure you have enough room for yourself to move into the garden and access everything.

Perspective: Decorative gardening is all about how you can make it appealing to the eyes. Larger and brighter plants can really help make your balcony more lively. It will not only make the space look larger, but it will contrast smaller features such as tiny flowers and tangled shrubs around the railings.

Vertical gardening: Just like a long vertical bookshelf is meant for books, you can have a shelf made for gardening. Fix a shelf to keep plants in pots. You can cover the wood of the shelf by intertwining leaves. This will help you put more plants in small spaces.

As a bonus, place a rocking chair to enjoy sitting amid the green scenery you created.

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