5 Ways to Create A Garden For Your Apartment
In a day and age where the pace of life has increased exponentially over the past few decades, man no longer has the time to travel hours to seek solace from stress and work. He has to find ways to interact with nature in his immediate vicinity. Gardening is one of the most pleasurable and convenient means of doing so.
Different varieties such as terrace and balcony gardens have an increasing presence in urban areas. They add to the overall aesthetics of the apartment, and also provide the unparalleled pleasure of growing your own food in your backyard. They also afford you the opportunity to kick back and relax with a few beers right in the lap of nature, without leaving home!
Mentioned below are a few important ways of creating an apartment garden in your own living space.
Start small and build from there: When you start the process of creating your balcony garden, don’t bite off more than you can chew. Choose a few varieties of plants and vegetables that do not require a Herculean effort to sustain and maintain. Do not risk the heartbreak of having to see your first batch of plants die on you. Opt for very small numbers of a small variety of plants. This ensures sustainable growth of different plants with minimal effort.
Let your plants bask in the sun: When choosing a spot for your apartment garden, ensure that the balcony design has adequate natural light. You can also install a few natural light bulbs close to your plants, which mimic and augment the positive effects of sunlight.
Know your plants inside out: Treat your plants like you would your pets. Spend adequate time on research and ascertain what each plant and vegetable variety needs to flourish. Do not compromise on the quality of essential inputs such as soil, organic fertilizers etc. Set a proper watering schedule for each plant and stick to it.
Do not Forget to Weed: Be your plants’ private security. Protect them against parasite and weeds. Resort to natural methods of preventing pest attacks and guarantee the long term health of your apartment garden.
Enjoy the process: The pleasure of growing and consuming your own produce makes all the effort and stress put into creating and designing your own apartment garden irrelevant. Gardening is a great hobby. It keeps you physically active, and also has therapeutic effects on both mind and body.