Without a doubt, city living has many advantages. From large shopping centres to small cafés and lots of options for entertainment – the city has everything the heart could desire. Well, almost everything. A lot of the time, city living means confined spaces and noise. So, it’s no surprise that a lot of city dwellers find themselves longing to slow down and take time out now and again. But don’t worry: if you don’t have your own garden and can’t find the peace you need in city parks, EMSA is here to help you transform your city balcony into your very own feel-good oasis in next to no time.
Times have changed. Now, you no longer have to go without your own green oasis just because space is in short supply or you don’t have your own garden. A small balcony will do! Instead of planting seeds and crops horizontally, using vertical spaces like walls is another ingenious option that's all the rage at the moment. Known as vertical gardening, this hot trend not only looks great but also saves space.
If you enjoy drilling holes, painting and tinkering, you can use products such as pallets, planters or plant pouches to do it yourself. But these days, there are all sorts of ready-made systems available to make life easier, including the MY CITY GARDEN range from EMSA: this wall garden rack can be mounted horizontally or vertically to transform walls and partitions into stylish green spaces. Simply hook the matching hanging planters and cute accessories onto the rack to transform that grey city balcony into your very own little paradise of plants in no time at all!
You’ll also find lots of great inspiration for DIY vertical gardening projects here!
Why only plant decorative flowers? When summer comes around, we also find ourselves hankering for fresh fruit and vegetables. With the right equipment and a few simple tips, those strawberries, tomatoes, lettuce and herbs will sprout even in tight spaces. If you want to be sure your harvest will be successful, it’s vital that you use the right planter: do the fruit and vegetables you’ve chosen need shallow or deep planters, pots or boxes?
What could be better than spending a warm summer evening on the balcony with friends surrounded by lush green foliage? A tasty barbecue, with a chilled glass of wine or a refreshing sundowner such as a Gin Buck with peppermint – that’s the ultimate way to enjoy life. All you need now is the right lighting: home-made hurricane lanterns create a cosy, romantic atmosphere.
So, who’s going to say it? Welcome to your paradise garden in the heart of the city!