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How to Build a Balcony Garden

St. Petersburg Tenant Tending his Balcony GardenIf your St. Petersburg 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 take pleasure in nature – with or without a yard! Using a few tips and tricks, you can transform your balcony and patio into a surely enjoyable space for everyone!

Choose Containers

One of the easiest ways to start a balcony garden is to get a large freestanding container, window planter, or railing planter. Whether your balcony is big or small, you can always start with simple containers to hang on the railing.

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. It’s really up to you as to how you want to use your pots for your balcony garden.

Balcony Blooms

Use your favorite flower or color to influence which plants and pots or containers will be placed on your balcony! A rose garden, perhaps? Different varieties of roses work well in pots and containers and can produce gorgeous blooms all season.

Go Vertical

A garden oasis is something you can look into, especially if your balcony is a bit small. You can maximize your vertical space! Hanging planters are a terrific 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

Regardless of how you organize your balcony garden, 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 be a good investment. This will definitely make watering your plants more efficient and effective.

Add Extra Shade

If your balcony is sunny, you can add extra shade for plants that might wilt in extreme heat. All plants need sunshine to thrive, but too much sun can burn foliage and even kill young plants. A good idea is 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 St. Petersburg rental home in the future? Give Real Property Management Empire 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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