Strolling around lush green spaces in our backyard or front yard has been a dream for many. But the fast-paced, squeezed city life has made it a rather distant possibility. Becoming a “city-quitter” because of the natural preference towards the countryside isn’t the most feasible option, either.
So what do we do? Just keep liking Instagram posts of beautiful garden setups, and dream of owning one someday? Not really. If not a full-fledged backyard, we can at least have some cool, green, and vibrant hangout spots at our home and feel the peace.
Here is how you do it even within the confines of a small space. So, get your hedge shear ready!
1. Vertical Gardening
Don’t have much ground space to lay a beautiful layer of grass on? Say no more. Let your walls be your gardening ground. Vertical Gardening is the rage currently, and it looks amazing. Not only will it fill in a breath of fresh air into your homes, but also massively help to improve your green thumb. All you need is to choose a wall and set up a frame where you can use the potted plants. You can also use the vernonia creeper plant to cover the wall beautifully.
2. Give Your Entryway A Green Touch
Even if your entryway isn’t big enough, you can still introduce a welcoming touch of greenery. For example, snake plants and bromeliads make an effortlessly beautiful combination alongside any staircase or entryway. They don’t take much of your space, and also make it feel unique.
3. Use Your Balcony Space
Got a small balcony or even access to few windows at your home? That’s all you need to set up a space outside to call your own. The balcony can be your place to enjoy gardening, potting, and tending your little plant family. You can grow beautiful flowers like new guinea impatiens, lobelia, alyssum, hibiscus, rose, etc. to give you a delightful feel every time you step in there. You can also grow some authentic herbs for your kitchen.
4. Create Your Own Mini Zen Garden
Zen garden is a “dry landscape” Japanese concept that can transform simple spaces into serene and beautiful spots. Your space feels like a retreat if you set up one of these. Zen gardens are made of rocks, gravel, and sand and induce the feeling of tranquility and calmness. You can add beautiful stones and pebbles, bamboo fences, or even a small waterfall or a sculpture of Budha if you can afford it. Zen Gardens don’t require high-maintenance, and can really bring in the element of positivity and freshness into your homes.
5. Go For Window Boxes
A window box is a conventional choice—for herbs or flowers. These boxes are mounted to windows with screws and you can plant flowers like geraniums, petunias, nasturtiums, zinnias, etc. for a spectacular look. Balcony gardening like this can glorify the entire neighborhood, and make people gawk (or even take a photo or two) at your house. Besides, this vertical perspective is also different and more vibrant.
These are some best tips to add the element of greenery to your home. All you need to do once you set up these small green spaces is give your plants the nutritional sources they require; they’ll in return make your space look like your personal mini heaven.