“Apartment gardening” probably means a half dead ficus that your tenants have been meaning to water all year long. You can’t be sour at them for it, the ficus is inside their apartment after all, but what if you could do something that might inspire your tenets to garden outside. You know, where their hard work will make the whole complex look better.
Well, that can certainly be the case. Even though your tenets live in apartments, there are plenty of ways to encourage your in-house gardeners to show the whole neighborhood how their beautiful creations can spice up the area.
Here’s a few to get you started.
When your tenants take a look around their apartments, they won’t see much potential for gardening. You’ll have to convince them that you see potential for a great living space.
Let them know that a lot of plants can live indoors. There are even plants that don’t need much sunlight and very little water. Peace Lilies, for example, thrive in dim corners.
Windowsills are great spots for plants like flowering trees or sunflowers that need nearly constant sunlight.
Most herbs also need more sun than other plants so creating a little seasoning garden on a kitchen windowsill is a great use of space and a handy way to have fresh rosemary or basil instantly.
The more indoor gardening your tenants take part in, the more inclined they’ll be to use their talents on the untamed wilderness outside.
If your tenants have a little balcony, porch area, or even a small plot behind their apartment, encourage them to use it as a personal garden.
Hanging baskets can be a great addition to any porch and be an efficient way to display many different plants in such a small space.
For balconies, look into smaller shrubs or bushes. Because of the limited space, you want plants that will grow tall rather than wide. Potted plants are easier to maintain and clip back if necessary.
If you’re really determined, you can convince your tenants to garden around a new apartment complex fence. Or even garden around it yourself! Whatever you can do to spruce the place up, by all means go for it!