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How to Build a Balcony Garden

Anacostia Tenant Tending his Balcony GardenIf your Anacostia 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 take pleasure in 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. Depending on how big your balcony is and whether you’re allowed to hang containers on the railing, this can be a great starting point for your new garden.

Potted Perfection

Another course 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. If you want a more colorful experience, go with a variety of pots and styles! There is no right or wrong when it comes to using pots in your balcony garden.

Balcony Blooms

Use your favorite flower or color to influence which plants and pots or containers will be placed on your balcony! Like, did you ever want a rose garden? A lot of varieties of roses work well in pots and containers and can produce gorgeous blooms all season.

Go Vertical

If your balcony is a bit small, you can use the vertical space for a garden oasis. Hanging planters are a wonderful 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 many plants, consider investing in a large watering can or even a simple drip system. This will make watering your plants more efficient and effective.

Add Extra Shade

There are plants that will wilt under extreme heat. So, if you have a balcony that’s sunny, make sure to add extra shade! All plants need sunshine to thrive, but too much sun can burn foliage and even kill young plants. A nice lattice or sunshade can keep your balcony garden cool during the hottest part of the day.

Just grab a few supplies to match your great ideas so you can make that lovely balcony garden for your rental house!


Are you looking to move to a new Anacostia rental home in the future? Give Real Property Management Washington DC 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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