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How to Build a Balcony Garden

Daly City Tenant Tending his Balcony GardenIf your Daly City rental house has a balcony or patio but not much yard space, you can still satisfy your green thumb and grow your very own garden. A balcony garden can be a great way for renters to appreciate nature – with or without a yard! All it takes is a bit of planning to make good use of your balcony and patio — a wonderful space that renters enjoy!

Choose Containers

One of the easiest ways to start a balcony garden is to get a large freestanding container, window planter, or railing planter. You can start your garden by simply hanging containers on the railing of your balcony! It might be simple, but it can be your starting point.

Potted Perfection

You could also use multiple pots in various sizes for your balcony garden. Group pots together to create pleasant greenery displays, use plant stands, or line them up along a wall or railing to surround yourself with color. If you want a more colorful experience, go with a variety of pots and styles! You can do whatever you want with pots in your balcony garden — you make it to be whatever you want it to be.

Balcony Blooms

Think of your favorite flower or color. You can use that as inspiration for what kind of plants you can put in pots or containers on your balcony. Like, did you ever want a rose garden? Different varieties of roses work well in pots and containers and can produce gorgeous blooms all season.

Go Vertical

Don’t worry if your balcony is small — you can make use of your vertical space by making a garden oasis! Hanging planters are an excellent way to add color and greenery at eye level. Or, invest in some tiered plant stands to create a multi-level display for your garden plants.

Make Watering a Snap

Balcony garden arrangement is something you should be mindful of, but you’ll need a good plan to keep your plants growing by watering them regularly. If your garden has many plants, a large watering can or even a simple drip system could definitely be a good investment. This will make watering your plants more efficient and effective.

Add Extra Shade

If your balcony is sunny, you can add extra shade for plants that might wilt in extreme heat. All plants need sunshine to thrive, but too much sun can burn foliage and even kill young plants. An option would be to add a lattice or sunshade to keep your balcony garden cool during the hottest part of the day.

Just grab a few supplies to match your great ideas so you can make that lovely balcony garden for your rental house!


Are you looking to move to a new Daly City rental home in the future? Give Real Property Management Mid Peninsula a call! We have rental homes perfect for anyone looking for space to grow. You can check out our listings online.

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