If you think that your home can’t be beautiful because it is too small and that you can’t have your dream garden because it will cramp up your space, then I have news for you: you can turn small spaces into a beautiful living space, too. There are many ways for you to achieve your dream garden with the small space that you have.
The tiny house movement has grown into popularity for a couple of years now, and in this architectural concept, small spaces are maximized to full functionality. The concept of a tiny house is utilizing every corner of the home and downsizing the furniture. You can borrow this concept when working on your dream garden on a limited-spaced balcony.
However small it may be, the balcony is a good space for your soon-to-be dream garden. Placing your plants on the balcony will ensure that your plants will have enough sunlight and humidity. Sunlight and humidity are important factors for a plant to grow healthily.
Add some balcony ledges
Add some balcony ledges, preferably placed outwards. Balcony ledges offer you more space to place your plants. Balcony ledges will then allow you to have your garden without compromising the space and utility of the balcony.
Install a green wall
Green walls are good statement pieces and, at the same time, a good idea for a vertical garden on the balcony. Like ledges, installing a green wall allows you to maximize your balcony garden space. If you are up to it, you can even install both balcony ledges and a green wall.
Use small pots
Aligning ideas with the tiny house concept, using small pots is one way to downsize the furniture and, therefore, is a great small balcony garden idea.
Having small pots does not necessarily mean having small plants since plants can outgrow their pots. So, you don’t have to worry about their health and growth. Furthermore, small pots also mean having more plants and varieties to look at.
Use ladder-style plant box
A ladder-style plant box is a perfect fit for your small garden. This plant box style allows you to minimize the use of space in your balcony, and it also allows you to add more space for your plants. Likewise, this ladder-style plant box ensures that all of your plants will have their fair share of sunlight.
Utilize the stairs
Again borrowing the concept of a tiny house and integrating it into your dream garden, you can always utilize your stairs to expand your balcony garden. You can place pots on each flight of stairs. It not only offers more space for your garden but placing plants in each step also adds aesthetics to that particular mundane part of your home.
Hang your plants
Plants can be hanged, too. Hanging plants adds an aesthetic to your home, minimizes space usage, and can be used as a privacy screen.
If you and your family are not maximizing the use of your balcony or do not use the balcony at all, why not go ahead and convert your balcony into a greenhouse? Then, you don’t need to wonder how to make a balcony garden with a small space.
Greenhouses will turn your balcony into a lush and beautiful garden. If you are considering this tip, here are some suggestions for your greenhouse balcony:
● Hoop Greenhouse. As the name suggests, you only need to install hoops into your balcony. After which, add some plastic roof and behold, a hoop greenhouse.
● Pallet Greenhouse. This greenhouse is good for the environment as it ventures out into upcycling. It uses old pallets and plastic roofing.
● Straw Bale Greenhouse. Using straw bales for your greenhouse is good for the environment, as well. It also offers good insulation for your home and plants.
See? Space is not a problem when you know how to maximize your balcony garden space. Remember that small spaces can be beautiful too, as long as you know what to do with them.