Renter’s Advice and Resources

Renter’s Advice and Resources

11 Common Plants for Small Container Gardens

Cole Nemeth

 · Jul 5, 2018

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Small container gardens are becoming more popular now that a lot of people are choosing to live in smaller homes and apartments. One of the things that really bummed me out when I first started living in my first apartment was having to give up my large backyard garden. However, I eventually learned that many […]

Plants are having quite the moment in home decor. Although home dwellers have nearly always kept plants inside, we’re seeing a bit of a plant trend right now — people are buying everything from succulents to hydrangeas and hanging plants for the bathroom. Whether you’ve always enjoyed gardening or have never even purchased potting soil, […]

Ramona Branson

 · Apr 24, 2018

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A balcony can provide a little private oasis of outdoor space in an otherwise enclosed apartment home: fresh air, natural light, and maybe even enough room for a little bit of a party. There are many ways we can enjoy our balconies — from barbecues to reading nooks and small gardens.

Beth Fitzjarrald

 · Oct 10, 2017

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As houses become less affordable and urban areas become increasingly popular, more families and individuals are choosing the apartment life. While many people still yearn for homeownership, it’s important to remember that it’s not for everyone and that living in a rental can be just as rewarding.

Cole Nemeth

 · Jun 29, 2017

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One of apartment living’s biggest drawbacks is its extremely limited (or non-existent) amount of outdoor space. Without a designated garden area, it can be quite difficult to grow plants, flowers, or herbs—but it’s not impossible. Growing plants indoors is actually pretty easy and can make your place look and feel fantastic.

Ramona Branson

 · Jun 13, 2017

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Springtime weather always gets me itching to grow some plants of my own, but it can be a real challenge to exercise my green thumbs inside a tiny apartment. Luckily, there are a lot of options to consider when it comes to small space gardening.

Beth Fitzjarrald

 · May 4, 2017

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Whether you live in a concrete jungle or have scenic vistas from your balcony, if you can get to a woodsy area, you might want to give “forest bathing” a shot. Shinrin-yoku – or “forest bathing” in Japanese – has been found to reduce anxiety, sleeplessness, depression, anger and stress. Along those lines, visionary architects in […]

Eva R. Marienchild

 · May 27, 2015

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Gardening can save you money besides being a great way to relax. With the use of gardening containers, anyone can enjoy the fruits of their labor. Regardless if you have lots of room or very little space, container gardening is a fun way to garden. Container gardening allows you to be creative with colors and […]

Staff Writer

 · Sep 16, 2010

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If you think you don’t have to worry about pests because you’re growing an indoor garden, you’re sadly mistaken. There are common pests to watch for. When not taken care of, these pests can destroy your plants, not to mention your peace of mind. Some pests spread plant disease, and others can spread disease to […]

Staff Writer

 · Sep 10, 2010

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Vertical gardening offers many advantages for the apartment dweller as plants can be grown almost anywhere. In addition, you can use this type of method to grow a variety of plants. Understanding the basics will allow you to garden even if you are limited with regards to space. Choose the Right Location Location plays an important role in vertical gardening. For instance, […]

Staff Writer

 · Sep 1, 2010

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