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How to Build a Balcony Garden

Newport News Tenant Tending his Balcony GardenIf your Newport News 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 savor the gift of nature – with or without a yard! It’s not that difficult to transform your balcony or patio into a space that’s certainly enjoyable — all it takes is a few creative touches!

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

Another alternative 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. Different colors and styles of pots can do a lot to deliver a more colorful experience for your garden. You can do whatever you want with pots in your balcony garden — you make it to be whatever you want it to be.

Balcony Blooms

If you have a favorite flower or color, you can have several of these plants in pots or containers on your balcony. For instance, something like a rose garden. Several varieties of roses work well in pots and containers and can produce gorgeous blooms all season.

Go Vertical

Should your balcony be small in size, you can still make good use of the vertical space by creating a garden oasis. Hanging planters are an excellent 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

Balcony garden arrangement is something you should be mindful of, but you’ll need a good plan to keep your plants growing by watering them regularly. If your garden has several plants, think about spending on a large watering can or even a simple drip system. This allows watering plants to be 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. An option would be to add a lattice or sunshade to keep your balcony garden cool during the hottest part of the day.

With just a couple of supplies and a lot of great ideas, you can give your rental house that lovely balcony garden it deserves!


Are you looking to move to a new Newport News rental home in the future? Give Real Property Management Dominion 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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