Think that your inner city property isn’t the best place to start a blooming-good garden? Well, you might be happy to hear that you are completely wrong! It’s possible to start a garden even if you live on the top floor of an apartment block.
You just need to start urban gardening. Never heard of this kind of gardening before? Here are some helpful tips to get you started.
Planning Is Everything
As you probably won’t be blessed with heaps of space, you need to do some careful planning. Think about the different parts of your home and outdoor areas that could be utilized for your garden. If you are really restricted for space, you can turn your windowsills into indoor gardens, but these need to be thought through before you start creating them.
Figure out which areas of your home get the most sunlight as this will help you decide which plants have a better chance of surviving in those places.
Do Plenty Of Reading
Ok, so you might not be able to have an expansive vegetable garden right in the center of a city, but that doesn’t mean you can’t grow lots of different plants, flowers, and vegetables.
You just need to know what will grow well in your surrounding environment and of course the best way you can figure out the sorts of plants you should grow in your limited space is by doing lots of research.
Next time you are out, remember to pick up a couple of different gardening magazines for inspiration, like finegardening.com. It’s also worth checking out some gardening blogs, like this one, for ideas as well.
Look After Wildlife
Look after wildlife, and it will help you look after your garden! If you are lucky to have an outdoor space, such as a balcony or little yard, to turn into a garden, you should certainly welcome wildlife.
You just need to add some [amazon_textlink asin=’B002TJHFNA’ text=’bird feeders’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’mygardening411-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’4555c2f9-82b1-11e7-80cd-43c962000cdd’] and wildlife-friendly plants. If you check citybeebox.com, you will even see that you can start a bee hive. You don’t need much space for a beehive – even just a small one will greatly enhance the health of your garden.
Look For Bargains In Supermarkets
You don’t need to spend a whole lot of money to set up your small urban garden. In fact, you will find lots of bargains in your local supermarket. Most large supermarkets have plant sections where you can buy bouquets of flowers, cacti, and other pot plants.
You will notice that they are often a lot more reasonably priced compared to those for sale in garden centers!
Remember That It Takes Time
It takes time to establish an urban garden, so don’t expect to see any remarkable results straight away…and don’t rush it either as you’ll be much more likely to make mistakes! Take things slow and enjoy the journey it takes to create a gorgeous urban garden!
Hopefully, this blog post has given you some great pointers to start your very own urban garden. Have fun with your green fingers!