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How to make your own balcony garden

The balcony is a great extension of the living space and it’s what makes a home complete. Often, this area is incorporated into the living area or turned into a lounge space. But most often the balcony is sued as a place to raise plants. If an area where they can have all the natural light they need and it’s the perfect environment for them.

There are lots of ways in which you can turn your balcony into a lovely garden. A great source of inspiration would be the two articles that show you how to turn pallets into furniture (1 and 2). There you can find lots of ideas that are particularly great for this type of project.Pallets are easy to find, cheap and very versatile. You can turn them into a potting bench, a wood planter or a vertical garden. Any of these ideas can be used for a balcony.

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If you don’t like pallets, then you can come up with something else. Depending on the size and shape of your balconies you can either use hanging planters or classic pots. You can even make a multi-level that will allow you to admire all your plants while also making it easy to care for them. In a small balcony where floor space is limited, hanging planters are a great idea. They take zero floor space and they make wonderful decorations. They can even provide shade.

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When designing a balcony garden, what you need to pay attention to is the size of this space, the color of the walls, the type of pots you use and the plants you choose. All of these elements need to be in sync, otherwise the balcony will look like a mess. We’ve already discussed about the pots. The wall color is your choice to make but it should be bright tone, preferably pastel. As for the plants, it all depends on how much time you’re willing to give them. If you’re a busy person, low-maintenance plants are the way to go. If not, you can opt for anything you like.{pictures sources:1,2,3,4&5}.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on May 15, 2012

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