4 Urban Home Gardens for the Concrete Jungle

Written by  //  April 22, 2019  //  Landscaping  //  Comments Off on 4 Urban Home Gardens for the Concrete Jungle

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Living in an urban area does have its advantages. You are probably close to your place of employment, the kids have many social opportunities, and the infrastructure is likely well established. At the same time, you might find it difficult to get the breath of fresh air that you are used to getting when you are outside. All of the concrete makes it difficult to create green areas around you. However, all hope is not lost.

Continue reading to discover four urban home gardens ideas that you can implement in the midst of a concrete jungle.

Create an Indoor Garden

If you are located in a population dense area, it might be really difficult to even find a place outside your front door to plant some flowers. This is when you want to turn your efforts inside. You can create a garden in almost any area of your home. For those flowers that need some daylight, just make sure they are located near a window. There are cart gardens you can use with a humidity tent and lights to grow almost anything indoors.

Turn Your Outside Wall into a Garden

If you live in a townhouse or a first-floor condo, you likely have an outside wall someplace on your property. Instead of just staring at a black wall, turn it into a walled garden that is spectacular to look at. Many flowers and plants and be hung on a wall, and don’t forget the power of ivy to grow over it as well. You can have a Trellis against your wall and grow grapes, tomatoes, and many other vines.

Create a Vertical Landscape

Living in a large building can prevent you from growing a garden of your own, but this idea will have you getting the management team and your neighbors involved. Look for parts of the building where you can create a vertical garden. These are areas between floors where you can grow all kinds of plants and flowers to look at. This is a great way to invigorate those senses once again.

Develop a Flat Roof Garden

This is a fun idea if you are a homeowner who has a dwelling with a flat roof. These are great areas to use to get out of the house and look at up at the stars at night. At the same time, you can use your roof to create a garden area that you can escape to during the daylight hours as well. A residential roofing can help you design this roof garden and make sure the gutters and drains work properly. Get  those creative juices flowing as you maximize your vertical space. This is a great solution for those who live in the southwest or areas without snow and more template or constant weather.

These four ideas should demonstrate to you that there is a great deal you can do to create a green area, no matter where you happen to live. Many people look forward to flowers, grass, and other garden elements in order to feel vibrant and alive. You can do this in the midst of a concrete jungle if you will take the time to do some proper planning and invoke a bit of creativity.

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