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How to Build a Balcony Garden

Bangor Tenant Tending his Balcony GardenIf your Bangor 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 bask in nature – with or without a yard! All it takes is a bit of planning to make good use of your balcony and patio — a wonderful space that renters definitely enjoy!

Choose Containers

One of the easiest ways to start a balcony garden is to get a large freestanding container, window planter, or railing planter. If your balcony allows for hanging containers on the railing, you can start on your garden project with even just a few containers.

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. In choosing pots, it would do you well to choose a variety of colors and styles so as to create a more colorful experience. There is no incorrect way of using pots for your garden on the balcony.

Balcony Blooms

Think of your favorite flower or color. You can use that as inspiration for what kind of plants you can put in pots or containers 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

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

How you layout your balcony garden is significant; however, 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

You could also throw in some extra shade for plants that might wilt in extreme heat. This is especially true if your balcony is sunny. All plants need sunshine to thrive, but too much sun can burn foliage and even kill young plants. Consider adding a lattice or sunshade to keep your balcony garden cool during the hottest part of the day.

All it really takes is a few supplies to go with your great ideas, and you can turn that balcony garden into a reality for your rental house.


Are you looking to move to a new Bangor rental home in the future? Give Real Property Management Acadia 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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