When looking at apartment gardening, it is tempting to use what is available in the garden to create that perfect backyard, but why stop there? Why not consider a rattan balcony set as a means of creating the ideal urban backyard? It may seem surprising, but many apartment gardens are small and contain just one or two rooms. A balcony is a perfect place to enjoy the garden environment and the luxury of being outside, yet within the apartment itself.
The first step in creating an apartment garden is to create the layout for the garden. This involves planning out the size and style of plants that will be required, deciding where the plants will be sited, and working out how they will be linked together in a logical and attractive pattern. It is common for apartment gardening ideas to include a pergola, although you may find this idea missing when planning your garden. Pergolas provide a great place to sit and enjoy the garden and are easily constructed using materials such as wood or PVC pipe. It is important however, to ensure that all parts of the pergola are strong and weatherproof.
A pergola can also be used to store items and garden tools. If there are not any cupboards in the garden, then a small shed can be built, which can also be used as a storage area. It is essential however, to ensure that there is plenty of light coming through the roof of the apartment, so that the shed does not become dark and damp or hot and claustrophobic. It is common for many gardeners to use materials such as timber, wicker and plastic, and to create an organic feel. A basic garden bed is a good choice for an apartment, as it is large enough to accommodate a large number of plants and other accessories.
Garden furniture such as bench and tables are a popular choice when it comes to creating an apartment garden. As most apartments do not have garden spaces left, it is usually quite easy to find the right furniture. For those who have a more modest budget, rattan bench seats and tables can also be purchased, and these provide a comfortable place where people can sit and relax while enjoying the garden. Small garden sheds are another option, as they can often contain all the necessary garden tools and additional plants needed for a full complement of plants and shrubs.
When looking at the installation of a rattan set onto an apartment balcony, it is important to select the appropriate products. It is best to select a firm that has experience in installing such sets and will be able to advise on the best possible materials to use and the best way to go about the whole process. In many cases, this can be done by simply ensuring that the garden sheds have been properly prepared and have all the correct measurements and specifications. It is also important to ensure that the rattan is strong enough to support the weight of the completed apartment garden.
The other important aspect of the installation is that the plants are properly positioned. A rattan pergola can have a great effect on the overall look of the garden, and can even offer the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sun. However, unless the plants are strong enough, it is important to ensure that the height of the pergola does not reach over thirty feet, otherwise the vines could weaken the structure and pose a safety risk to anyone walking beneath it.
There are many different materials that can be used to create a rattan or pergola cover. A lot of people choose to use wood because of its natural beauty, although some can also be found made from synthetic materials that offer a similar look and feel. When covering an apartment balcony, it is often best to choose one with a wooden design or texture, as it tends to match existing decor. This can help to create a cohesive look between the garden and the set, and the type of cover chosen will also tie in the color scheme and overall theme of the entire house. If the garden is designed around the set, then it will look out of place if the cover does not match in style.
It is important to keep in mind that the type of cover that is chosen will also determine the cost. For example, if the garden will be used for entertaining or just relaxing, it may not be worth investing in a top of the line, hard-wearing cover that would be damaged by strong winds. On the other hand, it may be necessary to cover the entire roof, even including the verandas, in order to prevent damage during the summer months. In this case, choosing a cheaper type of cover could be the best option.