Living in a city can mean giving up the luxury of a big garden to spend your summer in. But your gardening dreams don’t have to be crushed by city living. You can transform your small outdoor space into a relaxing haven in just a few steps. Even if you don’t have a courtyard or a balcony, there are many ways to bring some green into your home.

Here are some great urban garden design ideas for your small living space.

Grow a windowsill vegetable patch

If you have a green thumb, a vegetable patch is perfect for your small space! Start small with a mini vegetable patch on your windowsill. You can grow a variety of different fruits and vegetables, including cherry tomatoes, herbs and even beans. Once you feel confident, you could move outdoors, where you can grow these low-maintenance vegetables in small plant pots.

Create an indoor garden

Create an urban garden in your home with a variety of different indoor plants and succulents. If you struggle to keep plants alive, there are many low-maintenance house plants which are easy to keep. These include:

  • Spider Plant
  • Peace Lily
  • Cacti
  • Pothos
  • English Ivy

Not only will your apartment look modern and colourful, but your indoor plants will help to clean the air – perfect for life in a busy city.

Bring nature to you

If you’re missing a garden which is buzzing with life, you can bring nature to your urban garden by putting up bird feeders and planting colourful flowers. If you have a small courtyard, you can create hedgehog huts and birdhouses to give small animals shelter in the winter.

Plants that stay green all year round

Keep the colour in your urban garden all year round with evergreens. Not only do they survive cold winters, but they can add privacy to open spaces such as balconies and small courtyards.

These include plants such as:

  • Blue star juniper
  • Lavender
  • Daphne
  • Box (Buxus)
  • Fatsia

They may require some trimming as they grow, but are otherwise low-maintenance plants which will flourish all year.

Make the best of your space with artificial grass

Give your outdoor space a refresh in just a few simple steps. Lay down some artificial grass on your balcony for a low maintenance option which will completely transform your space. Put up some fairy lights around your city garden to create a cosy and inviting feel. If you have space, you can add foldaway furniture so you can enjoy summer evenings outside. You can also add some quirky displays for the garden, such as gnomes and mini water features- whatever you fancy!

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