Skip to Content

How to Build a Balcony Garden

Englewood Cliffs Tenant Tending his Balcony GardenIf your Englewood Cliffs rental house has a balcony or patio but not much yard space, you can still satisfy your green thumb and grow your very own garden. A balcony garden can be a great way for renters to savor the gift of nature – with or without a yard! It’s not that difficult to transform your balcony or patio into a space that’s certainly enjoyable — all it takes is a few creative touches!

Choose Containers

One of the easiest ways to start a balcony garden is to get a large freestanding container, window planter, or railing planter. You can start simple with your garden balcony even with just a few containers to hang on the railing.

Potted Perfection

Another alternative for your balcony garden is to use multiple pots in various sizes. Group pots together to create pleasant greenery displays, use plant stands, or line them up along a wall or railing to surround yourself with color. If you want a more colorful experience, go with a variety of pots and styles! There is no incorrect way of using pots for your garden on the balcony.

Balcony Blooms

Think of your favorite flower or color. You can use that as inspiration for what kind of plants you can put in pots or containers on your balcony. For instance, something like a rose garden. Several varieties of roses work well in pots and containers and can produce gorgeous blooms all season.

Go Vertical

Don’t worry if your balcony is small — you can make use of your vertical space by making a garden oasis! Hanging planters are an excellent way to add color and greenery at eye level. Or, invest in some tiered plant stands to create a multi-level display for your garden plants.

Make Watering a Snap

How you set up your balcony garden isn’t the end goal; you’ll need a good plan to keep your plants growing by watering them regularly. If your garden has a lot of plants, maybe spending on a large watering can or even a simple drip system is a good idea. This guarantees more efficiency and effectiveness when watering your plants.

Add Extra Shade

You could also throw in some extra shade for plants that might wilt in extreme heat. This is especially true if your balcony is sunny. All plants need sunshine to thrive, but too much sun can burn foliage and even kill young plants. Think of adding a lattice or sunshade to keep your balcony garden cool during the hottest part of the day.

All it really takes is a few supplies to go with your great ideas, and you can turn that balcony garden into a reality for your rental house.


Are you looking to move to a new Englewood Cliffs rental home in the future? Give Real Property Management Concierge a call! We have rental homes perfect for anyone looking for space to grow. You can check out our listings online.

We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. See Equal Housing Opportunity Statement for more information.

The Neighborly Done Right Promise

The Neighborly Done Right Promise ® delivered by Real Property Management, a proud Neighborly company

When it comes to finding the right property manager for your investment property, you want to know that they stand behind their work and get the job done right – the first time. At Real Property Management we have the expertise, technology, and systems to manage your property the right way. We work hard to optimize your return on investment while preserving your asset and giving you peace of mind. Our highly trained and skilled team works hard so you can be sure your property's management will be Done Right.

Canada excluded. Services performed by independently owned and operated franchises.

See Full Details