Planting a small garden front yard or patio is a very popular and relatively easy task to undertake. For a lot of people with a small budget, this is also a very practical way to add some extra decoration and green space to their property. Particularly in hotter climates, adding plants in your front yard can be a very good way to retain the warmth of the sun. Of course there are many other options available, depending on how much money you’re willing to spend. Even though this may seem like a cheap method to keep your property looking aesthetically pleasing, if done properly, apartment gardening can have great benefits.
There are two primary advantages to planting small shrubs and trees in your apartment or condominium. The first is that it allows you to grow your favorite plants without the problem of constantly fighting the weeds. Most apartment gardens are naturally a bit healthier than homes in the suburbs, due to less traffic and fewer people walking or driving by. This can make a difference in the health of some plants. By growing your favorite plants in a small space, they can thrive and grow without much interference from outside elements.
In addition to this, it can save you a significant amount of money in the long run. Landscaping for apartment complexes tends to be expensive. Often you need to plant a minimum of three trees for each apartment unit, in order to provide shade to each resident. Not only does this add a great deal of expense to your gardening endeavors, it also adds work for the maintenance crew. With smaller plants, however, you can save this expense for later on, as you will probably not be replacing dead or dying plants on a near-regular basis.
Since your plants will be limited in size, this also limits the types of plants you can use. Although all plants will thrive in a small space, not all plants will thrive. You will probably want to pick out flowers that will grow well together, and possibly shrubs that will be able to thrive in the apartment’s limited space. Some apartment complex management companies have a list of plants that will do well in their living spaces, and it is up to you to decide which ones will work for your apartment.
Even though you will be growing most of your plants inside your apartment, you can still enjoy the beauty of a small garden, even outside of it. Landscaping for a small garden front yard allows you to take a walk or stroll through the front yard at night time with the lights off. Even during the day, you will be able to see your plants better with the lights off. This will add a nice, peaceful glow to your apartment’s design.
Although your plants will be smaller, they will still be very noticeable. When you first move into your apartment, many people will notice your garden and immediately ask where you got it. If you tell them, it can sometimes be embarrassing. Now, when someone visits your small garden, instead of saying “I bought this plant because I love it”, you will say “I made this plant because I really love trees in my front yard.”
You should only keep two to three plants inside your apartment. If you are lucky, you might only want a couple of plants, like a few sunflowers or something similar. If you are looking for a nice place for your apartment’s front entrance to go, then keep it simple. However, if you want your apartment to look more spacious, you should keep a few plants along the sidewalk and along the fence.
One of the best advantages of keeping a small garden is that you are always changing things up. You can easily do this by planting flowers in different places in your front yard. Or, you might want to plant vegetables around the apartment building. You can easily find books on how to do this, so it shouldn’t be too difficult. Just remember that by keeping things simple, your apartment entry way will come to life and look more attractive to everyone who walks by.