Have you ever wished to design your own home terrace garden? Terraces are a great way to add color and life to the outside of your house. However, it can be difficult, especially if you’re seeking for plants that can grow in a shaded environment. We’ve put together some tips on how to choose plants for your terrace garden! Keep reading to find out more.
1. Measure the size of your terrace garden.
How much area do you have for plants in your home?
To start with, it’s important to figure out how much space you actually have for plants. Bring in soil and pots if needed. Also consider measuring the size of your terrace carefully, not just where it physically stops but add a little extra room (given the plant needs some growing room so it can flourish).
2. Climate and light conditions
You must select plants that are suited to your temperature and lighting conditions. You might find it helpful to ask your local garden center for advice on which plants are best suited to the environment in your area. For example, many plants will need lots of sunlight, so make sure there’s enough sun on your terrace.
It’s also a good idea to think about the weather in your area. In colder climates, some plants that you might have expected to grow well on the terrace may not survive the winter. You might want to stick with annuals or those that can be easily replaced each year.
3. Maintain a sustainable look
When you mix and match different types of plants in a terrace garden, it looks stunning. For example, try growing a combination of shade-loving and sun-loving plants and include both annual and perennial varieties. This will give your garden the most visual impact for the space that you have.
4. Do some research
When selecting plants, make sure you do a little research first. Check if it is possible to buy the plants directly from the nursery (or look online!) and read reviews or ask experts which plants would do well in your area When designing your garden, it’s also a matter of thinking about which plants are in season in your area.
5. Make sure you have the necessary tools
Make sure you have the right tools and equipment’s to take care of your plants. This will include things like potting soil, plant pots or even containers for your plants. You might also want to get fertilizers and other necessities, but be careful not to go overboard. The more stuff you buy, the harder it will be to maintain the garden.
6. Put in some perennials to save time on maintenance
You can save time by putting in some perennial plants for your terrace garden. Once they’re established, they’ll save you time on maintenance in future years. You can also add annuals; these will provide color and interest during the cold seasons when perennials are dormant! Annuals will also be easier to replace if anything happens to them.
7. Think about how to get water to plants
Wherever you’re choosing plants for your terrace garden, think about how you will get water to them. You can use a watering can or invest in a drip system if necessary. It’s worth checking with the nursery to see if they include water with plant purchases.
8. Create an attractive design with different heights, textures, and colors
A terrace garden can look best when you choose plants with different heights, textures, and colors. This way your space will have a natural flow to it. For example, try planting some small-statured grasses, flowering bushes/shrubs, perennials, flowers… and don’t forget to add some color! Think of the colors you like and try to find plants that come in those colors.
9. Find out which plants will not grow well
You can save time by avoiding certain types of plants that just won’t do well on your terrace garden. Look at the temperature, humidity and sunlight conditions for your garden and choose plants that will grow well there. Plants that only need partial sunlight and warm conditions may grow well there.
10. Make sure there’s enough sunlight on your terrace
When you’re choosing plants for your terrace garden, consider the amount of sunlight each space gets. You may need to rotate them on a daily basis to ensure that they all get an equal amount of sunlight. If there isn’t enough sunlight for a plant, you might want to take it back and find another one.
Hopefully you have found some helpful tips from this article on how to choose plants for your home terrace garden. Remember to do some research before choosing a plant and make sure it is appropriate for your space, climate, and light conditions. If you have any questions or need assistance with creating a plan, please contact with our team of experts or visit our website Air-Grow today. You can always check out more gardening tips here on our blogs as well.