In today’s society where the number of houses is more and more in green spaces, people who can afford it try to create a small corner of greenery in their house capable of bringing them back into contact with the nature. Those who do not have a small clod of earth can always resort to balconies – places in which it is possible to create a full-fledged garden. In some Italian places, the fashion of organizing real gardens on the balconies of the house, or on the roofs of buildings, has not caught on. Of course, the pots to be used for these locations should be quite different from those commonly used for in-ground gardens. Of course, they can be made in a variety of materials, although you’d rather buy some in wood or terracotta. The balcony pots can be placed on the floor or on the railing to add a touch of color there as well. They come in different shapes and sizes, for normal plants and for hanging plants, with respective grids or hooks that allow them to float in the air. In short, there are many types of balcony flowerbeds, you just have to know how to choose.
choice of flowers
As a general rule, planters can contain any type of plant, but when choosing them you must also take into account the exposure of your balcony so as not to insert a plant in an unsuitable habitat. If your terrace is particularly shady, it is not recommended to grow plants that need a lot of light to grow, conversely, if your terrace is sunny for several hours a day, you should choose perennials. Of all the flowering plants in the world, those most commonly found on domestic balconies are geraniums, not only because their leaves secrete a volatile substance that bothers mosquitoes, but also because they do not require special care and may be exposed. in the light for several hours a day. Also, geraniums have very colorful flowers ranging from red to pink to white, which help to beautify your balconies. For balconies with little exposure to light, we recommend gerberas and daisies, which also have very colorful flowers. Either way, there are so many flowers to use and if you need more advice, you can always ask your trusted florist.
Once you have chosen the plant that best suits the exposure of your balcony, another necessary choice is its positioning. Of course, this choice must be made with the usual precautions, indeed, it is necessary to ensure that the support of the planters is adequate and resistant. It is generally better to use the wrought iron one which is not only sturdy but also durable if properly maintained. This support sometimes has a kind of handle that is used to hang on the guardrail, which facilitates its positioning and stability. Of course, it is necessary to pay attention to the measurements of the vase before buying this support, in fact if the dimensions are not correct, one does not adapt to the other which makes the whole thing less stable and precarious.
Of course, balcony planters cannot be large, and at the same time they cannot accommodate a large number of plants and large amounts of soil. It is very important to maintain these pots. It is advisable to change the soil at least once a year to prevent your plants from being infested by real insects and the same weeds. For young plants, the soil should be soft enough to avoid damaging the roots as they grow. Moreover, it is not absolutely necessary to insert an excessive number of plants in a single pot: this causes the death of all the plants because they would end up starving themselves and the overlapping roots would deteriorate.