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Many homeowners believe that if they have a small yard, they can’t grow a garden. We’re here to tell you that even if all you have is a tiny concrete patio, you can still have a beautiful garden that provides color, food, and joy. Before starting your patio garden, it’s important to have a nice, level surface. If you have any cracks in your concrete slab, call A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair in Nashville for concrete floor leveling. Our concrete leveling services are quick and easy — and environmentally friendly! Continue reading to learn a few tips about patio gardening and contact our concrete contractors for all your concrete needs.

Location, Location, Location

Before you start anything, sit out on your patio and think about where you want to locate your pots or raised beds. Do you have enough sun? Do you have too much sun? Most edible crops require around six to eight hours of direct sunlight per day. If you have a patio that gets less light, you can choose to grow something like salad greens or herbs. Who knows, the best spot for your garden may even be your front stoop. If you’re planting in small containers or pots, you can move them around as you start to understand your plant’s needs. If you’re going for something larger, like a raised bed, then it’s vital you think about the location before you start construction. If you need to pour a new patio, our concrete contractors can help.

Container Sizes

It can be tempting to grab a decorative hanging basket because it looks great, but if you’re thinking about growing food, know that the rule of green thumb is that it’s easier to grow plants in large containers than it is to grow in small containers. That’s because larger containers have more soil and dry out quickly. As you choose your containers, it’s also important to think about how many plants you’re going to place in each one. Think about how quickly the plant grows and how big it will eventually get. While you can stuff plants into a container, they won’t grow as large as if they were on their own. 

If you’re growing on a balcony instead of a concrete patio, be sure that your balcony can support the weight of the containers that you’re growing in! And if you realize as you get your containers that they don’t sit level because of concrete cracks, contact us for concrete floor leveling. 

 A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair

There’s a lot more to think about when it comes to patio gardening, and you should contact your local gardening store for expert advice! We’re here to make sure that you’ve got the perfect foundation for your beautiful garden. We’ll perform concrete leveling on an existing patio, pour new concrete, and create concrete raised beds. Learn more about the services our concrete contractors provide Nashville homeowners and contact us for all your concrete needs.