8 Tips on How to Grow a Balcony Garden in Dubai

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Tips for growing an outdoor balcony garden
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A small outdoor balcony garden has the potential to bring a major back-to-nature feeling to your life. But how do you get started? With Dubai’s particular climate, it’s important to think through exactly what kind of garden you are envisioning and the types of plants you’ll need to achieve it. Here are eight tips to consider before you get planting.

 

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Be sure to choose a place on your balcony with the right amount of sun exposure and access to water.

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Your local plant shop won’t stock anything that won’t survive Dubai’s weather conditions. Make your first stop The Dubai Garden Centre on Sheikh Zayed Road, which stocks everything from plants to outdoor furniture.

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Before you make the leap to full-on garden, why not try caring for a succulent? The Prickly Pear, Cactus, and Aloe Vera varieties are all great options to test-drive your green thumb.

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If you do decide to go for flowers, it’s key to think not only about what you like, but also about how much time you’ll have to take care of them. One of the easiest regional plants to care for is the Desert Rose, also known as the Adenium.

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Coleus, Petunias, and Zinnias are some of the most popular plants found in Dubai, as they are easy to grow and readily available.

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When planting, be sure to place pebbles around the base of your flowers to protect their roots and preserve moisture.

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Choose containers with color to give your balcony garden a bit of personality. Vary the heights of the planters to make it feel more lush.

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Add a little table with small chairs and voilà! Enjoy your morning coffee in your very own garden.

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