With more and more houses being erected every day and living space getting that much tighter, urban gardens are quickly becoming the norm for more UK homeowners. It’s for this reason that the pressure is on to make the most of the limited outside living space, renovating enclosed cubbyholes into thriving urban gardens.
How can you do such a thing? Here are 6 top tips for putting together the perfect urban garden:
1. Define space with greenery
An unavoidable common element amongst most urban gardens is the feeling of the overgrown. Because space is restricted, any plants, herbs, and shrubs are compacted and therefore can create a chaotic feel. However, so much greenery can be a helpful way of defining space in your urban garden. Use plantation to section off walkways, border furniture, and even provide shade by having some greenery hang from above.
2. Embrace the growth of edible produce
Growing not just plants, but vegetables and fruits too can really work wonders in terms of making your urban garden feel exciting. Suddenly this outside living space that would otherwise only be thriving whenever you venture out into it will be consistently full of life, and you’ll be closer to a sense of satisfaction knowing that you’re saving money and growing your own food.
3. Opt for a minimalist furniture style
Space in your urban garden will most likely already be limited, but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible to use the area as a place of relaxation. In most, large and weighty tables and chairs don’t make sense, meaning it’s best to opt for a lightweight and minimalist furniture styles that can be easily moved around and accessed when desired. You’ll be able to use your garden for dining as well as somewhere to take the weight off.
4. Wood is good and is a perfect natural styling
If there’s one home improvement pairing that makes a strong case for going together better than spaghetti and meatballs, it’s timber and plantation. Both products of the natural world, the pleasant greens of bushes and plants goes great with the rustic stylings of timber decking and walls, crafting a mini-utopia. Add a pond if you can, and suddenly your urban garden is reminiscent of a contained paradise!
5. Consider a garden room
Adding some form of method to the chaotic madness that can often come with an urban garden is the possibility of adding an appreciated garden room. A self-contained room that stands independently within your outside living spaces, garden rooms aren’t too dissimilar to greenhouses with the exception that they are intended for recreation rather than plant growth.
6. French & Sliding patio doors to keep the beauty in full view
It’d be a shame to let all your hard work go to waste, so to get the most out of your urban garden, ensuring it can be easily seen is a top priority. French doors, patio doors, or just generally any type of door that features a large amount of glazing is the easiest and most effective way of doing this, letting the natural light flood your inside living space while always placing your urban garden in full view. Beautiful.
An Urban Garden and so much more with the Albion Windows team
If you have a small outside living space and like the idea of transforming it into a thriving urban garden, we hope these few top tips have helped to inspire you. If you’d like to know more about what constitutes an urban garden or would like a better idea of how to start, get in touch with the team today.