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How to Build a Balcony Garden

Honolulu Tenant Tending his Balcony GardenIf your Honolulu 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 savor the gift of nature – with or without a yard! It’s not that difficult to transform your balcony or patio into a space that’s certainly enjoyable — all it takes is a few creative touches!

Choose Containers

One of the easiest ways to start a balcony garden is to get a large freestanding container, window planter, or railing planter. Whether your balcony is big or small, you can always start with simple containers to hang on the railing.

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. Also, you can choose between different styles and colors of pots so that you can have yourself a more colorful experience. It’s really up to you as to how you want to use your pots for your balcony garden.

Balcony Blooms

Do you have a favorite flower or color? If so, you can place those plants in different pots or containers on your balcony. A rose garden, perhaps? Several 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 fantastic 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

How you prepare your balcony garden is important, but 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 guarantees more efficiency and effectiveness when watering your plants.

Add Extra Shade

For sunny balconies, you might want to add extra shade for plants that wilt in extreme heat. 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.

All it really takes is a few supplies to go with your great ideas, and you can turn that balcony garden into a reality for your rental house.


Are you looking to move to a new Honolulu rental home in the future? Give Real Property Management Alliance 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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