Nothing beats a well-grown, beautiful garden sitting around your home but a very few people are fortunate enough to be able to afford such a space. And as with the changing times the world population is increasing every day, we don't think the space-crisis will ever end.
The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies
Gardening can prove to be a slow yet progressive process which in many ways provides a sense of satisfaction. If you plan on setting up a garden whether a big or small one, you need to understand that you have to begin from the beginning. We all dream of having a garden and utilizing your boring balcony/patio for installing a mini-garden can do wonders to your home/office.
From knowing your space to installing plant-baskets; here are 5 basic steps to turn your patio into a beautiful mini-garden:
Know your space
It is very important that you first assess your patio or balcony or wherever you plan to set up your mini-garden. Once you know where to set it, you must make sure that there is empty of sunlight in that area so that your plants don't die. After the basic research and decision-making is done, you need to gather a few pots (to begin with) and a comfortable chair/cushion to sit and enjoy the view of your (once ready) mini-garden.
Begin with a small investment
Many people believe in buying a garden rather than growing one for themselves. It is not the correct approach. For a steady start, make a list of some evergreen plants of your choice and select at-most 4 plants to be planted as the very first member of your family.
Loads of Season-less greens
After making a not-so-big investment, you need to be patient to witness the progress. Once you think that the first few members of your garden-family have grown sufficiently, you are ready to adopt more saplings. At this point, we would advise you to choose only 'evergreen' or all-season plants which are not difficult to maintain as well. By doing this, you will make sure that you have plenty of green throughout the year.
A pinch of exclusiveness
When you become confident on your gardening skills and have plenty of all-season plants in your mini-garden, it is time for some challenges. By this time, you must consider yourself ready for adopting some delicate and beautiful seasonal saplings for adding a pinch of exclusiveness to your mini-garden.
One of the biggest mistakes which gardeners do while setting up a mini-garden is that they keep on adding plants to their garden. By adding loads and loads of plants, you are not only increasing its maintenance but will also lead to a colorful-blunder in your mini-garden. So, the trick is to make sure that 'green' is the main theme of your garden (as it should) and there must not be more than 3 colors in your mini-garden.
See! It isn't as difficult as you thought it would be. Now, you can set your very-own mini garden by using the above listed steps. Stay tuned for more lifestyle related updates.