Beginners Guide To Terrace Gardening

If you spend a lot of time indoors and want to feel close to nature, you can consider creating a garden. Not only will gardens make your home appear more aesthetically appealing but also make it environmentally friendly. However, all homes do not have extra space for creating a yard. Instead, you can come up with great garden designs for your terrace. Depending on your preferences, you can plant anything like ornamental trees, flowers, and even edible plants. However, it is important that you are careful while choosing the plant to make the most of the space. Some options may not be suitable for your terrace garden. If you are a beginner and not sure how to create the perfect terrace garden, here are a few tips that will help you out.

01 of 07 Water-proofing for terrace gardening

If you are planning to create a great design for your terrace garden, you will have to use a lot of water. Although the terrace can withstand regular rain, it will get damaged if you garden on the terrace. As a result, water can start seeping through the walls and dripping from the ceiling of the room underneath the garden. To avoid this from happening, it is always better to make the floor waterproof before you begin gardening. You will be able to save yourself from unnecessary future expenses. If you are planning to start with a small garden, consider using the balcony. However, make sure that the drain outlet is in order.

02 of 07 Choosing the soil for your terrace garden

If you are new to gardening, you must be very careful while choosing the right type of soil. Failing to choose the right type might kill your saplings. To prevent this from happening, it is better to opt for a good potting mix for the plants. According to experts, it is better for beginners to just make a combination of vermicompost, compost coir peat, and regular soil at the beginning. It will work just fine. There are various other complicated options you can opt for as well but it is just better to stick to the basics for now. As you gain more knowledge about gardening, you can consider other options.

03 of 07 Using the right equipment pieces and tools

When gardening, it is very important to use the right tools and equipment. The right tools and equipment will help to perform any task more conveniently and efficiently. As a result, you will be able to save a lot of time and effort. Further, they will help you to attain perfection as well. Hence, irrespective of whether you have a large garden or a small garden, you must always buy the right tools and equipment for gardening. There are various tools available in the market. A few popular options include gloves, water cans and hoses, spades, trowels, etc.

04 of 07 Maintaining the right temperature

Temperature plays a huge role in gardening. India is a huge country and different places have different climatic conditions. Different plants grow in different climatic conditions and if you fail to maintain the right temperature for the plant, it might die. Hence, it is better to opt for options that are best suited for your region. If you get plants that are not ideal for the temperature in your area, you will have to take extra care of them. This can make maintenance a little complicated. It is better to avoid it if you are a beginner or do not have sufficient free time.

05 of 07 Sufficient exposure to sunlight

Sunlight is essential for plants to survive. Without exposure to sunlight, they cannot perform their photosynthesis process. Hence, you have to place them in a manner that they receive sufficient sunlight. However, you must keep in mind that all plants do not require direct sunlight. If you expose some saplings to sunlight for a prolonged period of time, they might die. Before starting the terrace garden or looking for designs for your terrace garden, it is very important that you have all the necessary knowledge. Hence, you need to educate yourself.

06 of 07 Watering the garden

As a child, everyone has studied that water is essential for plants to grow. This does not mean you will drown the saplings in water. This can kill the sapling. Just like sunlight, water is not always required for your saplings to grow. Only the right amount of water will allow your plants to grow.

07 of 07 Decorating the terrace garden

Decorating the terrace garden is essential. There are various great designs for terrace gardens. You can use many accessories to add more visual interest to the terrace garden like pebbles, decorative pots, etc. Other items that can be used to complement the overall decor are small statues, lanterns, etc. Using these items, you can create a great garden design for your terrace. Make sure you install additional beautiful lighting to enhance the appeal of the space.