5 DIY Tips To Set Up Your Own Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Terrace Garden

How To Do It Yourself By Chaithra B S | 2 min read

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If you are fortunate enough to have an open area in your house, such as a balcony or terrace, it really would make complete sense to turn it into a green place by making your own terrace garden.  So, if you’re considering creating a terrace garden, here are some do-it-yourself DIY tips to do it sustainably.

Terraces receive a lot of sunlight. Terrace gardens are simple to manage and ideal for planting plants and growing vegetables. If you don’t want to grow veggies, you can just create an exotic green environment or a herb and flower garden.

The Purpose of A Garden

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It makes you feel better by reducing tension and anxiety. You retain your connection to nature. They assist to keep your body and mind healthy and give you fresh air. Terrace gardens help to cool the air around your home by absorbing carbon dioxide.  

Vegetables that are fresh, tasty, and organic can be acquired if you grow your own because they lack chemicals and pesticides and therefore taste better and are healthier.

Creating a terrace garden is healthy for yourself and mother earth as well. Other than creating a terrace garden, you can also try 5 easy DIY tips for sustainability at home.

Here Are Some Do-It-yourself DIY Ideas For Creating Terrace Garden:

1. Decide On What To Grow On Your Terrace Garden 

Due to their shallow roots, shrubs and tiny plants are ideal for terrace gardens. The floors below the terrace may be damaged by deep roots. Although flowers make for a beautiful terrace garden, you may also go organic by planting a vegetable garden with self-sufficient plants like tomatoes, lady’s fingers, chillies, eggplants, and cucumbers. 

If you need some inspiration, read how Anna Ratnam is growing 100+ plants on his terrace garden by spending only Rs 500 a month.

2. Pick The Suitable Soil

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For best outcomes, terrace gardening needs the correct type of soil. Red soil is regarded as the finest choice in this situation since it has more nutrients that may be combined with compost to get the desired outcomes.

Be careful to restore the nutrients the plants have taken into the soil by adding compost once a week. After periods of intense rain that could wash away the nutrients, it is also beneficial to add some compost to the soil.

3. Select DIY Composting 

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Maintaining the soil’s nutritive value is crucial for the healthy development of plants. Composting yourself is quite simple to do at home. Add around 5 cm of dirt to the bottom of a pot or planter that is empty.

Place all of the kitchen trash on the ground, then cover it with more dirt. Repeat this daily until the pot is full. To enhance aeration, regularly stir the contents. Additionally, keep the pot covered to reduce moisture and bugs. You can amend the soil in your terrace garden with compost after a week has passed.

4. Pick Your Own Planters

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You can choose to add a creative touch by upcycling materials from around your house instead of purchasing planters. You may use anything that is hollow and has room for the roots to spread as a planter as long as you cut small holes in the bottom to allow water to drain.

5. Watering Your Garden 

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Regularly and timely water your plants.  Sprinkle fertilizer and insecticides on the plant’s foliage for quick and wholesome growth.

Use cow manure, kitchen scraps, and other organic waste as a fertilizer if you want only organic growth.

A terrace garden can be started quite easily. It requires regular watering, pest control, and fertilizer application to be healthy. Just one hour. daily and create a stunning terrace garden for yourself.

With these simple ways, you can set up your terrace garden. It is best to start with a small number of plants and then increase them as needed. There are numerous expert services offered that aid in establishing a terrace garden. Terrace gardens need to be properly maintained and looked after. Plants require frequent watering. 

You could also try hydroponic farming on your terrace. If you want to learn more about hydro farming on the terrace, you can contact Vishal Mane from Jagdamb Farming.

If you loved reading about how to create your own terrace garden, also read – Top 5 Ways You Can Help To Keep Our Mother Earth Green And Safe – Sustainability At Home

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