Creating a Roof Garden in Five Easy Steps
Just because you live in the city doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your very own tranquil piece of outdoor paradise.
When you live in an apartment, a roof garden can be a great way to provide you with some outdoor living space to relax in after work. A roof garden can be easily achieved in seven simple steps:
1. Decide what you want the space for
Determine what you’ll most likely be using the space for, and this will help guide the overall design of your roof top garden. Will you be grilling sausages on the barbecue for friends, or do you envision sunbathing with a good book?
2. Add plants for privacy
Plants and containers not only give your garden a lush feel, but they also provide you with privacy. Including outdoor fabrics as curtains on stainless steel rods can also help.
3. Introduce shade
Roofs can get pretty hot in the peak of summer, so you’ll need to have some sort of shade such as a pergola or umbrella. Pergolas can look beautiful combined with a vine.
4. Grow your own veggies
Who says you need to live on a farm to eat organic veggies? A roof garden can be a great place for a vegetable patch and is in close proximity to your kitchen.
5. Good lighting and sound
Lighting can determine the ambience of the space, while incorporating outdoor speakers can help drown out any traffic noise from below.