Living in the city has its perks but limited space is one of its downsides. However, this should not limit your love for gardening. You might be thinking that garden will end up looking like a patch of dirt.
However, you can use that little space into a garden paradise. Balconies, roofs, side yards and staircases can all act as gardens for your urban garden project.
The Top Gardening Tips for You
If you love gardening, you can do most of the things by yourself. Although it might take a few bucks for an urban garden to prosper, here are a few DIY gardening tips that can come in really handy.
- Layering Plants.
One problem which faces city folks is space. Thus it is best to take advantage of any space if you are looking to make your garden a reality.
Since more than often there is limited horizontal space, you can go ahead and utilize the vertical space. You have to access borders such as walls, fences and other structures to accent the hardscape features.
You can look for a strong base thus adding small planters upwards. Shade gardens and perennial beds can be layered vertically.
- Hanging Plants.
You can easily hang planters using ropes, baskets, wood slices and even recyclables. Due to limited space, you can easily hang space thus keeping your home tidy and clean.
How to make a DIY vertical planter hanger?
Here is a look at all that you will need to get started.
Get the right supplies. Here is a list of all that you will need.
- Scrap wood.
- Wire rings.
Here is how to go about it.
- Place the pot outside down on the wood
- Measure and mark a square on the pot. Leave an inch border on the pots.
- Trace the top of the pot at the centre of the wood.
- Trace a smaller circle inside the pot.
- Cut the smaller circle out and drill a hole in it.
- You can use a jigsaw to cut around the circle.
- Drill a hole in each corner of the wood. This is where the rope threads will go through.
- Sand the wood and paint it.
Learn to recycle. Save the earth by using the items within your home and starting up your own garden.
For instance, a wine crate, jars and any container which is not in use can easily act as a garden. All you need to learn is how to layer the soil and ensure proper drainage.
You can go ahead and dump some kitchen waste on your garden to act as organic manure. You might be surprised that some herbs such as Rosemary and parsley are easy to grow and you might use them in the kitchen.
Do note that every little detail matters when creating your garden in your kitchen. There is always a high likelihood that there might be an infestation. Pests can be a nuisance. But you can prevent an infestation by keeping the garden tidy.