Once you understand that balconies are usually hotter, drier and windier than ground-level gardens, you can take this into account when choosing your plants.
Hardy varieties tend to do the best, like yuccas, agaves, succulents, native grasses, herbs and vegetables, because they thrive in different weather conditions. So whether your balcony garden is exposed to hot, dry, and/or windy weather, these plants are guaranteed to last and flourish.
Another tip is to use a few large containers instead of lots and lots of small ones, because bigger containers hold more soil which is better for plants. Too many small containers also make your balcony garden look cluttered.
Choose pots with eye-catching designs and durable construction. Remember, your balcony garden is an extension of your home’s interior: select pots that match your existing home aesthetic.
Also know your balcony’s structural load capacity– you don’t want to overload it with heavy planters. Consider lightweight options such as polyresin fibreglass, which looks and feels like a lighter version of concrete.
Want an unobstructed view of your balcony garden without letting the insects in? Our balcony fly screens are a great option.