Create your own Terrace Garden

Gardens always have a special place in our lifestyles. But with cities growing upwards and spaces squeezing around, it’s difficult to have a garden of your own.

 But if you have a terrace or an extended balcony in your house, a private terrace garden is easy to make! Terrace gardens not only add a touch of green to your home but also give you an opportunity to conserve the environment while showcasing your creativity! Growing plants also has a therapeutic value, which helps you relax.

Terrace Garden

Where the roof is strong enough to support the weight of top soil, it’s a great idea to add a lawn. The sight of a lawn outside the living room / bedroom in a modern apartment can be very striking and at the same time, relaxing.

Alternatively, you can use other hard landscaping materials like tiles and bricks to create a landscaped area and then plant your favourite plants in pots along the landscaping.

Add some colour by planting seasonal flowering plants. You can also match the flower plantation with the interiors of the room that leads to the terrace. This garden will offer you ample opportunity to showcase your creativity.

One thing to keep in mind is the drainage system. It should be such that when you water the plants, the floor or surrounding area does not become messy.

Having a garden in an apartment also calls for some responsibility. Like, while trimming your plants, watering them or performing other beautification and maintenance works, you should not disturb neighbouring houses or spill the shreds over to another balcony or down below in the common area.

Balcony gardens with a variety of potted and submerged greenery are a quiet oasis, showing how well nature can be adapted above ground. And if you are an organic freak, you may also want to pant some vegetables and fruits in it.

 So, if you have a terrace or a reasonably sized balcony, don’t let this opportunity pass, to imbibe nature into your lifestyle!

Stay close to nature!

If you love the green colour and have space, then you should explore this idea.

Balcony gardens can be intimate, manageable, useful, and absolutely stunning. But they can be complicated or simple depending on your choices and time to manage it.

Having an open garden in front of your home is a dream most of us have. With the apartment culture on rise, a personal garden seems a distant dream but balcony gardens are one arena that you can explore.

The most basic need of a balcony garden is space. Make sure you have space enough to have a few planters without making it look cluttered.

Since balconies differ in the climate from the ground and each balcony is situated in a different direction, you need to determine the environment of your balcony before selecting the kind of plants that can survive that weather condition.

Once you are sure of the weather conditions, choose a variety of plants mixing the seasonal and annual ones, so that your garden stays green always. You can also consider plants that require the structural support of trellises or cages to add variety and beauty.

Make sure the containers you plan to use are compatible with the growth habits of your plants and have adequate drainage as well.

Use different combinations of container and plant sizes to create visual interest. Reduce visual clutter by choosing containers that blend in with the surroundings.

If you have a variety, layer plants, with taller plants in the back and smaller ones in the front. You can also try vertical gardening. Hanging baskets and trellises can be used to maximize space and can really take your balcony garden to the next level.

Adding a little creativity and dedicating few minutes each day can really bring the blossom of a garden to your home. But before starting off, make sure your society and building management allows them.


Ways to spend time with nature and be healthy!

Here are seven easy ways to enjoy the benefits of nature!

  1. Make ‘being outside’ a ritual. Go for a morning or evening walk every day. And if you have one, bring your pooch—Exercise is good for fido, too.
  2. Try gardening. From a planting vegetable garden to planting a few flowers, both activities get you outside regularly and communing with nature.
  3. Take vacations in beautiful places. For your next scheduled break, visit a state or national park or go to a beautiful beach—whatever landscape speaks to you!
  4. Find a trail. Whether hiking or biking is your speed, there are trails around the country for you to explore. Find one near you at
  5. Sit outside. We’re always so on-the-go. The next time you need a break, try sitting outside quietly and just appreciate the natural beauty around you! Notice the scents, sights and sounds as you sit quietly and focus on the moment.
  6. Go to a local park. Ask others in your neighborhood which park is their favorite to visit. Then the next time the weather is good, trade your usual gym workout for an outdoor one!
  7. Commit to the outdoors, rain or shine. When you’re layered properly, you can enjoy the outdoors in any season, cold, wet or hot. Don’t forget about the fun and healthy outdoor activities available during the rainy or cold months—these are the times that we have even less outdoor interaction, but may be when we need it the most!