How to Convert Your Home’s Extra Space into a Personal Garden

The dream of having your own home garden is achievable with some creativity. Green scenery has the power to make you calm, relaxed, and happy. That’s why you should not let even the slightest space go to waste.


Whether it's your own home or a rental house, the available space outdoors or indoors can become a garden. Even with a tight budget, you can tend to it as its low maintenance or get one without spending a dime. Find out how to turn that extra space into a small paradise garden.

Utilize the Balcony


Your balcony is an excellent place to set up a garden and still have space to relax on as you either watch the sunrise and sunset. A small balcony should not restrict you as it can make for a pocket garden. To enjoy the greenery inside the house, make glass doors as the entrance to the balcony.

Hang plants vertically in an attractive manner or put the pots on tables. Place a hammock, hanging pod seat, or round wicker chair for relaxation on those summer afternoons as you take a nap or read. If you need some privacy, put a reed fence on the balcony to serve as a barrier.

Another way you can use the balcony as a garden is by putting a wooden floor and covering it with pebbles. Arrange your pots of plants on this floor, and you have yourself a perfect garden.

Plant Indoors

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Your indoor space, such as the living room or bedroom can turn into a personal garden. Install tables by mounting them on the walls to avoid cluttering the space. On the tables, set your plants and choose the ones that are not harmful to kids or pets.

Put your plants in pots, baskets, or hang them vertically on the walls. Devil’s Ivy is a plant that can grow well indoors as it can tolerate low or bright lighting, poor or rich soils, and an environment that is neutral, acidic, or alkaline.

The bathroom can be a perfect garden for some specific plants, and you don’t need to water them as frequently. Hang them on the wall, or if they’re too large, set the plants down; they will clean the air and absorb humidity as you take your baths or showers.

Windowsills, corridors, and some fire exits can be ideal for indoor planting. Set the plants in a way that they don’t take up all the space to walk through. Some plants thrive on a lot of sunlight and others don’t. Before planting them anywhere, know what weather conditions they require first.

Use the Outdoor Space for a Kitchen Garden


Nutritionists will tell you how healthy, delicious, and fulfilling it can be to eat fresher food straight from your garden. A fence, gate, backyard, or the perimeter wall can turn out to be a planting zone for some of the best kitchen vegetables. Even on cement flooring, you can place sacks of soil and plant herbs, berries, or vegetables you love.

Prepare the ground which has access to the early morning sun and direct sunlight for the better part of the day. To start, get a tiller, seeds, and manure. After planting, you will need a weed killer to destroy any weeds that can wreak havoc to your plants.

In-ground or raised bed gardens are ideal if you have space on the ground. If you don’t have much space, you can grow the plants in containers or vertically on walls. For container gardening, choose wide and deep containers to allow long roots to grow or plant those with shallow roots.

When vertical gardening, ensure you plant the thirstier vegetables and herbs at the bottom so that water from the plants above trickles down on them.

Garden Seating


You can enjoy the beauty of your outdoor space by setting up the beautiful garden furniture. Construct a built-in wall seat that has inside storage where you can store pillows and blankets when you are not using them. You can also have folding furniture if the space is not large enough and stash them away after use.

Place a bistro table and chair in your garden and enjoy the morning sun as you eat your breakfast. You can even have an office or study area in your garden, but ensure there are minimal distractions.

You can also set a dining, entertainment, or lounging space in the outdoor garden. For long-term purposes, do thorough research beforehand to avoid demolishing it before it serves its purpose.

Plant Vertically


Lack of ground space should not be a good enough reason not to have a garden in your home. Vertical space is mostly unused in most homes but can hold up a beautiful green land. For a vertical garden, use holders or upside-down planters to wall-hang your plants.

An old shoe rack or a shelf can be used for a vertical garden too. The vertical space can be for decorative flowers or food plants. Bromeliads are excellent as they require little space while ferns adapt quickly and resist humidity.

Grow Perennial and Beneficial Plants


To save your energy, money, and time, put up plants that flourish for long periods. Avoid plants that only bloom in the summer and spring and that needs a lot of attention come winter to thrive. Find out which plants are low maintenance, easy to set up, and require minimal care to grow on their own.

Grow plants not only for their green nature but for other benefits. Get plants that clean the air and those whose flowers give a refreshing scent. Those that grow food such as fruits, herbs, and vegetables are some you should consider planting as well.

Having a personal garden doesn’t have to be expensive, time-consuming, or complicated. With dedication and commitment, you can create a garden by yourself and have a haven right in the heart of your home. Start small with one or two pots and watch as your garden grows. Soon, you will have a full and breathtaking garden.

About the Author Laura Bennett

Hello, I’m Laura Bennett. I love nature especially when it comes to flowers and different kinds of plants. I started a very small garden behind my house and I named it Humid Garden. So, I created this blog to provide aspiring and inspiring thoughts about gardening for gardeners and anyone who has the intention of keeping a garden.

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