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How to Build a Balcony Garden

North Charleston Tenant Tending his Balcony GardenIf your North Charleston 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 marvel at nature – with or without a yard! With just a bit of creativity, you can definitely turn your balcony or patio into an area people will enjoy throughout the year.

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 choice 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. A more colorful garden experience means a variety of colors and styles in pots. There is no incorrect way of using pots for your garden on the balcony.

Balcony Blooms

Use your favorite flower or color to influence which plants and pots or containers will be placed on your balcony! Maybe something along the lines of a rose garden? Multiple varieties of roses work well in pots and containers and can produce gorgeous blooms all season long.

Go Vertical

Make good use of your vertical space if your balcony is a bit small. You can do this by making a garden oasis! Hanging planters are a fantastic 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 a variety of plants, contemplate investing in a large watering can or even a simple drip system. This means that your watering will 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. A good idea is 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 North Charleston rental home in the future? Give Real Property Management Charleston 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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