5 Ideas for a Small Garden at Home

May 4, 2018 Gardening

We all want to enjoy the comfort and peace of nature within our very own homes. But that’s easier said than done. After all, not everyone has the space for a garden. But don’t despair! You don’t necessarily need a huge amount of space for a garden. Here are some simple ideas to create a small garden on your very own porch.

Bed Based Garden

A bed-based garden? Well… it’s not what you’re thinking. You’ll need to have something in which you can plant, and a raised bed would be perfect if you’re looking to have a compact garden that fits into a small space. You can even build your own garden bed – all you need to do is build a box with some lumber. However, you can also opt for the pre-built beds available in the market.

Balcony Garden

For people living in apartments, balcony gardens are gradually becoming a widely followed concept. After all, there’s no better place for a garden from where you can enjoy the sun, the fresh air, and your coffee all at once. The best thing about having a balcony garden is that you can design it in your own way. Ceiling, scrap wood, micro-wood, Vertical, culinary you name it. No matter how tiny your balcony is, there are a lot of styles through which you can make your balcony garden your heaven. You can use the ceilings and hang some plants which can also serve as a piece of home decor, use those extra pieces of wood lying around in the house and attach some plants to it. The permutations are endless!

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Ceiling Garden

Don’t have a space on the ground? Well, why not reach for the skies instead with ceiling gardens! All you would need to do is attach some plants to the ceiling, placing them with appropriate gaps. This arrangement would also bring a nice decor-like ambiance to your garden, and save you some seating space, so you can enjoy your coffee and the view while chilling in your lounge chair.

Vertical Garden

This concept is rather new and more exclusive compared to the other styles. Having a vertical themed garden would give your garden a unique feel which is not seen every day by people. You can build a vertical planter yourself and customize it according to your needs, but if you’re not into building things, you can also opt for pre-built planters available in the market. This is one of the most space saving concepts when it comes to making a garden in a small space.

Window Boxes

Planting in window boxes is one of the simplest things to do when you have to set up a garden in a compact space. You’re not using any of the space “Inside” your house. Instead, you’re using the space that is already available to you which is technically “outside” your house. All you would need to do is attach a piece of lumber with some screws and put some plastic liners inside to protect the wood. Once you’ve done that your window pox would be ready for planting, and you’d be getting that expensive Italian window box look without having to to lighten your wallet too much!