How can I turn the balcony in my Lubbock apartment into a mini garden?

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Apartment living doesn't have to shackle a person's green thumb. There are ways to transform your balcony in your new Lubbock apartment into a luscious, green paradise. Some of the best apartments in Lubbock highlight green space and fresh air in their main community spaces and through apartment features. Vertical planting, going green, and accessorizing are all keys to the perfect outdoor creative space.

Go Up, Not Out

One of the best ways to incorporate nature into your life is considering Lubbock apartments with balconies & patios. Because there's not always an abundance of space on apartment balconies, building upward instead of outward is the trick. Layering plants vertically instead of horizontally creates a beautiful waterfall effect that will transform the area into a green escape- not a cluttered mess. To avoid many potted plants on the balcony floor, use shelves, hanging planters, plant stands, vertical wall planters, or railing planters to conserve space.

Go Green

Green is good! Incorporate lots of green, leafy plants first. Don't stress too much about adding colorful, seasonal flowers; instead, consider evergreen and year-round plants such as succulents, heucheras, golden swords, and begonias that will provide an excellent foundation and last all year long. Then, once you have a long-lasting, green background in your Lubbock apartment, you must choose only a few of your favorite colorful flowers or none! This is your space, and you make the rules.

Accessorize your new Apartment in Lubbock

What good does a balcony garden do if you can't sit outside and enjoy it? Consider adding stylish seating for you and your family/ friends to sit and enjoy the beauty you've created in this new space. A sturdy, weatherproof bench or a couple of simple garden chairs should do. If you're the kind of person who enjoys reveling in all the sounds of nature, quiet apartments might be more for you. Another great addition to consider for your apartment in Lubbock is string lighting. String lights make for a serene and laid-back atmosphere perfect for sunset and nighttime settings. They're easy to install and can provide just the right amount of light. Add whatever your heart desires! The decor should be things you enjoy because you will be the one experiencing the garden more than anyone else.

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