Terrace garden: Questions to ask before you start

Living in a big city has a lot of advantages – it’s urban, you have easy access to almost everything you need – education, work, shopping, entertainment, etc. For the most part, city life is amazing! However, living in urban area brings you more noise, many people on the streets, and most importantly – pollution. It’s natural to have the need for your own place of peace and quiet time. Terrace gardens are the perfect way to bring nature back to the world of apartment buildings and traffic jams. However, starting a garden, no matter how satisfying, is never simple. That’s why we’ve prepared the most important questions to ask before you start a terrace garden.

Does your building allow having a terrace garden?

Before you make any plans and start dreaming about a perfect terrace garden, you need to check the basics. The most important question to ask before you start a terrace garden is if it’s allowed to have one in your building. Some buildings have very strict rules about this, so we recommend checking with them before making any plans.

Figure 1 One of the most important questions to ask before you start a terrace garden is about the rules of your building alt.tag: a building rooftop terrace

What’s the size of the terrace space?

One of the most important questions to ask before you start a terrace garden is related to the size of the space you’re about to convert into a beautiful, peaceful oasis. However, when it comes to beautiful terrace gardens, you don’t think only about the floor size. Think ‘vertically’, too. There are some amazing things you can do by hanging your plants on a wall or creating special shelves for them. All in all, you should think about how much space you actually have, so you can make a plan for what items and plants will fit. 

Extra tip: If the space you want to convert into a terrace garden is in some way special and difficult to plan, be sure to contact the professionals. It’s best to hire an experienced designer to make a special garden design just for your space. Some spaces require particular planning and dedication, which is often not possible to do by yourself. 

Is it safe?

Creating a terrace garden includes bringing a lot of soil, pots, water, etc. to your roof. These get pretty heavy, so it’s important to check the safety of the terrace space and ability to hold all that weight. You also need to think about how you are going to water your plants. The safest solution is provided by professional landscape design companies – they install a drip irrigation system that brings just enough water to your plants, which maximizes the efficiency and safety of your terrace garden.