Living in an apartment community? Wanting to plant a garden, but cant find space to do it? Why not create a garden on your apartment patio? Below are some tips to create a beautiful patio garden and capture the beauty of the season.
To begin, observe your patio and its direction. A well-planned patio garden allows you to make the most of the space.
How big is the patio (both width and height)?
How much sun or shade does your patio get?
Think about the colors you like.
Take a few pictures of the space.
Take a look around your neighborhood or community. Look at different patio gardens and get ideas about what you like and dislike and take notes.
Visiting your local nursery is the next step. Gardening experts can provide great tips to get your garden started. You can discuss the size of the patio, how much space you want to allocate to the patio garden, sun or shade availability, the color palette you wish to use, etc. The experts can help you choose the correct pots, plants, soil and fertilizer that suit your needs. They can also offer maintenance and design tips.
Once you have purchased your plants and pots, its time to get started on your patio garden. Here are some tips for planting and maintaining your garden:
Be sure to break up some of the roots when taking the plant out of the container and placing it in the pot.
Review the instructions that explain how to care for your plants.
Use a liquid or slow-release fertilizer to help you garden flourish.
Do not over or under water your plants or use fertilizer each time you water.
To enhance the beauty of the patio garden, try some of these additional design ideas.
Choose different size plant holders. Set them down from tall to short and even interchange colors and greenery throughout for a designer look.
Consider the possibility of adding a small fountain. There are some that run on batteries or can simply plug in. Fountains incorporate both beauty and the peaceful sound of trickling water.
Try making more of your space by incorporating some hanging plants and vines.
With these simple ideas, you can make the most of your patio space and enjoy a wonderful garden with your apartment.