So you have decided you want to have a basement apartment landscaping project. Well that is a great idea. It is not that hard to landscape your basement apartment after all. You just need some know how.
The first thing you should consider is the type of apartment plants that you want. This will depend on your budget as well as what you are willing to do. Many people think they can plant whatever they want in a basement apartment and it will look great. You can’t always get what you want so plan ahead. Make sure the plants complement each other in size, color, and look ornamental varieties that can handle the weather.
There are many places you can get good ideas for your basement apartment plants. You can look at books, magazines, and the internet. Pay attention to the plant’s photos. If you are having a hard time choosing, go into the plant store with a set of plants and look at them. This will help you make a better choice.
When planting anything in a basement apartment, it is important to remember that some plants need more sun than others. There are some plants that love direct sunlight but you might want to avoid plants like these. Most plants like well drained soil. If you are going to be putting some of your plants into your apartment, you may need to check with your local water department to see if they will be draining the water properly or not.
When putting up basement apartment plants consider where they will be located. It is better to plant your taller plants toward the back of the apartment or on the southern wall. Your shorter plants should be placed on the northern wall.
Do not overcrowd your basement apartment. Make sure that you have enough room for all of your plants. You can place some of your plants on shelves to hide them when not in use or put them in small pots on a shelf.
Care for basement apartment plants can be done in a few ways. You can put them in an area where they will get morning sun light. Put a little water on the soil and when the soil gets dry place the plants in the sunlight. This will help keep their leaves green. They will also need some light during the evening. During the winter season to turn your basement apartment lights off.
Most plants need a lot of sunshine and water, so it is best to move them periodically to other areas of your garden. The soil should be kept moist during the hot part of the year and dry during the cold part of the year. Check on the roots often to see if they are growing. Make sure that there is no insect or pest infestation around your basement apartment plants. If you find any insects or mites around them then kill them before they take over your plants.
Make sure that you use fertilizer when necessary. When you fertilize, add two parts of nitrogen per 1-inch of soil. Other than that, just use natural compost to make the soil as natural as possible. Do not apply any chemicals to the soil when you do this. Chemicals can harm your plants.
Use drainage material when you water. This will help your plants to drain off excess water. If you have a big lawn, it is advisable to use a sprinkler system. This will keep the soil moist all year round. This way you do not have to water as often.
Another thing that you should remember is that if you want your basement apartment plants to thrive then you should mulch them. This will help them to survive and flourish. Before you start planting, determine where the plants will be placed in your apartment. Do this by measuring the total height of your building. Do not plant plants in your apartment’s corners as they may not survive.
There are a lot of advantages in using basement apartment plants. They provide you with a small amount of privacy and you can save up on space. Also, they add a certain style to your house. You may choose from tropical to desert plants and even some that are perfect for container gardening.