Bring Nature To You
Living in a concrete jungle doesn’t mean that you need to be completely bereft of nature. One of the first steps in making your balcony just as relaxing as a garden is to bring key features of a garden to you. Although you might not have the lush green lawn or a hedge, you can still make your balcony feel like a mini garden.
Liven up your balcony with rattan planters and small potted flowers. If you’re strapped for floor space, then a hanging basket with geraniums or petunias will liven up the place. These can be hung on a hook on the ceiling or you can find a balcony planter to hang over your wall or railing.
If you feel you’re missing out on having a vegetable patch in the suburbs, in your city dwelling, many herbs like dill, basil, and mint grow in small shrubs which can easily fit in a pot on the balcony. You might not be able to grow your own food, but at least you can season it! That said, vertical gardening is growing in popularity so you may be able to track down a small set to grow a little harvest of fruit or veg.
If you don’t have green fingers or don’t see yourself being able to maintain real plants, then fake plants are always a good option. One perk of having a balcony, and opting for fake plants, is that you get to avoid swarming insects and pests! There’s also the added bonus of fake plants being in bloom all year!
To compensate for the lack of grass, you can add a touch of green to your balcony with colourful scatter cushions.