A hanging garden is common in most houses with patios and balconies, but you can have one too right on your apartment’s window ledges or overhangs. Without further ado, here are some tips on how to make a hanging garden for any type of house.
Know What Type of Plants You’d Plant on Your Hanging Pots
It is nice if all plants can be planted on an overhang; unfortunately, it’s not possible. Plants that grow longer roots and require unlimited soil space cannot thrive in hanging pots. Plants that have fragile stems cannot survive the airy feel as well. The best type of plants that can be planted on a hanging garden are vines and orchid flowers.
Plan on Where You’ll Place Your Hanging Garden
This is an important consideration when making a hanging garden. The level of reach, the amount of sunlight, and the spacing of hanging pots from each other needs ample planning before planting your plants. This is also the best time to plan a drip irrigation system that could aid your watering system in keeping your hanging garden well-hydrated.
Group Your Plants According to their Habits
Talking about plant habits refers to the plants’ demand for sunlight, the rate of plant growth, and the type of plant. Some plants wanted to grow alone while some are better growing in groups. Whatever their habits are, it should be noted and understood before having your hanging garden planted with your chosen plants.
Know the Basics and Prepare Your Plants before Planting Them
There are two environmental factors that affect plants’ growth in hanging or vertical gardens: water and gravity. Water is essential for all plants but in various quantities. Some plants need more water, and some plants need less.
It is best to put plants with fewer water needs higher than those that need more. Gravity is also important to understand because the pull of the roots is affected by it. The flow of water and keeping soil moisture is also affected by gravity.
Hanging gardens are just like any other garden but only placed or suspended vertically. In this case, all the basic requirements in making and keeping a garden are the same and the amount of care needed to maintain this type of garden is also the same. Keep in mind that the more care you give your plants, the better the yield.
The important thing you should know on how to make a hanging garden is to know the type of plants you’ll plant vertically or suspended, how they adapt to such garden environment, and the amount of care you will give to this style of gardening. Following all these tips, you will surely see the beauty a hanging garden could bring to your home.