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The surprising secret to better balcony gardening – glass balustrades

If you’re lucky enough to have a balcony on your property, brightening it up with plants is a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of nature and add a touch of individuality to your home.

From a modest window box to a sky-high smallholding, balcony gardening can be as simple or involved as you want it to be. With so many of us embracing gardening during lockdown, gardening in small spaces has grown in popularity and there is an abundance of support and advice available from gardening experts across the country.

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Much of the success of your balcony garden depends on the position of your balcony and its layout. A balcony without much natural light limits the type of plants you can grow. Similarly, a balcony garden that’s exposed to strong winds can be difficult to manage. Fortunately, there are ways of coping with geography. Installing a balcony made with glass balustrades is one such solution. 

5 ways that glass balustrades can improve your balcony gardening results.

1. More light

Despite a romantic notion that balconies are always bathed in light, the reality can be quite different. This can be especially the case if you have a north-facing balcony or if the position of your property means you’re shadowed by trees or neighbouring buildings. Change your railings or wall to a glass balustrade and you’ll open up your balcony to more light; something your plants will love you for! Not only will all that extra daylight help your plants thrive, but you’ll benefit from more light entering your home. It’s a win-win!

2. More warmth

The UK is notorious for unpredictable and inclement weather. So, it’s good to know that a glass balustrade will protect plants on your balcony in a way that railings simply cannot. Acting in the same way as a cold-frame, your glass balustrades reinforce the sun’s warmth helping you protect and nurture your tender plants and needy fruit and veg.

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3. Protection from the wind and frost

Not only does a glass balustrade enhance the sun’s warmth, but it also protects against the worst of the weather. Your plants will be shielded from harsh winds and may even escape nasty frosts. And guess what? If your plants are protected from the winds, then so are you – and who doesn’t like the thought of sitting amongst their horticultural paradise enjoying a cup of tea regardless of the weather?

4. Better connection with your borrowed landscape

Many professional gardeners are keen to recommend that you make the most of what’s beyond your garden. Whether you’re surrounded by beautiful trees or an urban jungle, a glass balustrade on your balcony lets you incorporate these external elements into your balcony design. Use the colours, shapes and influences of the world beyond your balcony to enhance what you’re growing on your balcony itself. A glass balustrade “frames” the external world, providing a scenic backdrop for you to consider as you develop your balcony garden.

5. Easier maintenance

Gardening is a continuous, if enjoyable, series of tasks. Which means it’s pleasing to know that at least one part of your balcony garden is low maintenance. And that is exactly the case with glass balustrades. Needing almost no maintenance, Glass balustrades from Balconette have a 10-year guarantee on paint finishes, shape retention, impact strength retention and joint strength, and the anodised aluminium and toughened glass are easy to keep looking good. We’d recommend you choose Glass balustrades treated with BalcoNano® self-cleaning glass coating. This prevents watermarks and dust from building up on the panes of glass – they simply wash away, leaving you free to enjoy your beautiful balcony garden.

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