Best tips on how to do terrace gardening at your house

In this article, I will explain how to make a beautiful terrace garden on the roof top of your house in a simpler manner. The articles contains best tips which should be followed for having a good green cover and cool atmosphere within your surroundings by a terrace garden.


Terrace gardening on the roof top of your house becomes important for having a cool and green atmosphere within your surroundings, during hot summer season the concept of terrace garden gives a cool climate with fresh air. A beautiful terrace garden also gives an awesome look to your home and it increases level of greenery within your house. You make different kinds of terrace garden in different touch like casual, elegant etc. Majority of people are fond of gardening and terrace gardening is not so difficult task it can be done by you by following some simple procedural steps.

Water proofing of your terrace

Before making a terrace garden on the roof top or balcony of your home you should not forget to do the water proofing of your ceiling by following some special techniques prescribed by a landscaper specialist or civil engineer. Water proofing will not allow moist soil to weaken your house's walls and you should always keep non-porous water proof sheets on the floor of your terrace for best safety of your home.

Good drainage system

Your house as well as terrace should have a proper drainage system for flowing of excessive water in the situation of heavy rainfall or watering plants. You have to take care about it that water should not get still on the floor of terrace and it should get drained properly by drainage holes or a inclined slope.

Selection of best plants

You can not grow all types of plants on your terrace's soil; you have to select few qualified and suitable plants for terrace gardening from a list of various plants whose roots does not get spread spontaneously, as excess amount of roots of the plant will weaken your ceiling and will give a serious damage to your house.

Proper cropping techniques

You should crop your plants in a higher place on your terrace and for this terracotta, plastic planter or pots can be helpful, all these articles are really light in weight and will not give damage to your terrace. The cropping techniques of the plants on your terrace should be taken seriously with drainage management and proper supply of sun rays to your plants.

Decorate your terrace garden

You can use water body, artifact or canopy for decoration of your newly created terrace garden. For giving a neat and clean look you can use lighting on the poles of the canopy nearby your terrace garden, do not use flood lights as it will create huge amount of heat on for your plants and they will get die. You can also use terracotta lamp for giving a diffuse look to your terrace garden by hanging them on the poles.

Bonsai looks fabulous

As terrace contains lesser amount of space, so bonsai plants are the right choice for you. You can purchase various bonsai plants from a nearest nursery, though they are so expensive and hard to maintain, still people loves to do gardening of bonsai plants on their terrace. You can also plant Pam trees in your terrace garden but they require adequate amount of sunlight and space.

Recreation in your terrace garden

Now, after creating a beautiful terrace garden on the roof top of your house you should also take care for keeping a good sitting arrangement for your guests and inmates. You can use small folding chairs with a small round table in a suitable place in your garden, if you are terrace is big then you can also construct a lounge. For relaxation and taking a sun bath you can use a sofa chair in your terrace garden with full pleasures.

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