How to add greenery to a rental

If you are renting a property you may not have as many gardening options as the homeowner. At Holman, we kept this in mind when creating our products and have many options available that are safe to use while renting. We have listed our four favourite temporary gardening options that are low fuss, easy to maintain and will keep your garden and home tidy.

Plant lighting

One of the main factors that will affect what kind of plants you will be able to use is the amount of light they will receive. If your balcony, garden or window faces north, you will have the widest variety of plants to choose from. East and west facing areas will receive mostly morning or afternoon sun. This can be harmful to some plants in summer and extra shade may need to be provided. If you have a south facing balcony or garden, this will suit shade loving or low light plants.

Raised garden bed

Adding a raised garden bed is a great alternative to a traditional garden bed, the modular design allows for easy installation and the ability to adjust to the size of your space. These will need an area where it is safe for water drainage, on porous bricks or lawn. We have multiple size options available, as well as a patio raised garden bed that was designed with its own draining system to avoid water run-off, specifically for patios, balconies and verandas.

A Holman raised garden bed in a garden

Vertical green wall range

If your landlord is happy for you to drill a few holes in the wall, a green wall is a great option to improve a dull looking wall or area. If you plan on installing a larger green wall, this will have to be secured on a wall, however lighter and smaller green walls can be hooked over a fence or wall. All of our green walls come with an irrigation system included so be mindful of the draining water.

A Holman veritcal planter attached to a wall

Mobile GreenWall

If you are looking for a less permanent option, our Mobile GreenWall is a no brainer. This can be easily moved with the direction of sunshine and it includes different sized removable pots, allowing you to grow plants depending on their root size. This also comes with a drip irrigation system, ensure that it placed where drainage will not damage your floor.

A Holman mobile planter in a backyard

Benchtop GreenWall

Bring some greenery indoors with a Benchtop GreenWall, these are perfect for growing herbs in a well-lit kitchen or feature plants in a shaded corner. This GreenWall has removable pots that you can change and move plants as needed. They also feature a drip tray which makes them friendly for indoor use.

A Holman GreenWall benchtop herb planter sitting on a kitchen bench

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