Tips for Creating an Urban Garden

Having plants in your home not only brings life to a room but they also have incredible health benefits. They can make you feel less tired, decrease your chances of catching a cold and purify the air. It is recommended to have one potted plant per 100 square feet to feel the benefits. Whether you live in the country with acres of land or in a condo downtown Toronto, you can enjoy the pure and simple joy of gardening. Here’s how to create a plant oasis, regardless of how much space you have.

Tips for backyard gardens:

  1. Prep the beds: Before you plant, loosen the soil and remove rocks so the space is ready for plants.
  2. Channel your inner landscape architect:Think about what you want to grow and then decide where to plant based on sunlight and shade.
  3. Learn their names: It can be hard once you plant everything to keep track of all your new plant babies. To help you remember, put the tags alongside each plant until you can distinguish the plants and know their names.

Tips for Condo/ Apartment Balcony Gardens:

  1. If you don’t have a backyard an herb pallet garden is ideal for a condo. Wood pallets are the perfect size to home most household herbs such as basil, mint and chives.
  2. Vines and fast-growing climbers are good for a small space because they lend vertical visual interest quickly.
  3. Layer plants that bloom at different times on top of one another in containers–and fertilize once a month. This will allow each plant to get the adequate amount of sunlight they require.


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