You have just moved into a new apartment, and you’ve decided to start growing some plants. Maybe you’re feeling intimidated because you’ve never had a green thumb or kept houseplants alive before. Have no fear–we have some easy and fun tips for adding greenery to your new home sweet home.
First of all, we definitely applaud your decision to add some sprouts into your life! Plants bring so much color and vibrancy into small spaces. Not only do they make your room smell and look better; they also can provide other benefits, such as growing fresh herbs for your cooking needs, or growing fruits and veggies to munch on. Another huge benefit of growing plant in your small space is that they help sustain better air quality. Research has also shown that being close in proximity to green plants can help reduce stress.
Unfortunately, caring for plants can sometimes come at a high price and add to your anxiety level before you reap the benefits! Here are some points to check before you decide on the types of plants you purchase:
- What kind of soil and and planters will they need?
- How much water does this plant need and how often?
- Where in the house would be a good spot for them to grow?
If you are a busy working person, sometimes it’s really hard to keep up with yourself, much less your new seedlings. We suggest starting off with some easy-to-maintain plants like succulents or cacti. These require very low maintenance and provide just the right amount of color for a small space.
If you’re on a tight budget, you may want to consider that certain planters and soil can be expensive as you continue to maintain your indoor oasis. Some great idea for cheap planters are used coffee or cookie tins, aluminum cans from canned veggies, pasta sauce jars, and even old baskets. You can also avoid spending money on expensive fertilizers by using natural waste that you would otherwise throw away, such as egg shells, used coffee grounds, and fruit peels.
Once you’ve selected the plants and supplies you want to add to your apartment, be sure to maintain consistent care of each plant. Try turning your plants by a few degrees each time you water them, so each side receives an equal amount of water and sunlight. When you have to go away for a long weekend, place a new, clean sponge filled with water at the base of the planter so it won’t become too dry as you are away.
If you’re getting ready to move into your new apartment, condo, or home, give us a call or text us for a free quote at 615-248-6288! You can also find more moving tips on our website.