Project Riverine involves designing, planning, and installing a garden on an open balcony located on the 9th floor of a building. The unique aspect of this project is the use of movable planters, which offer flexibility and convenience in managing the garden in a high-rise setting.
The first step in the project is the design phase. The team works closely with the client to understand their preferences, requirements, and the balcony’s specific conditions. Factors such as sunlight exposure, wind patterns, and available space are taken into account. The design aims to maximize the use of the limited area while creating an aesthetically pleasing and functional garden.
Once the design is finalized, the planning phase begins. This involves selecting suitable plant varieties that thrive in containers and are well-suited for the specific conditions of a balcony garden. Considerations include the plant’s size, growth habits, water requirements, and compatibility with neighboring plants.
The installation phase focuses on setting up the movable planters. These containers are carefully positioned to optimize space utilization and ensure proper drainage. The team ensures that the planters are securely placed to withstand wind and other environmental factors.
The planters are then filled with high-quality potting soil, enriched with nutrients and organic matter to support plant growth. Irrigation systems, such as drip irrigation or self-watering systems, may be incorporated to efficiently provide water to the plants and minimize maintenance efforts.
Throughout the project, attention is given to creating a harmonious and visually appealing garden. The selection of plants considers color schemes, textures, and height variations to create a pleasing visual composition. Additionally, the team may incorporate features like trellises, vertical gardens, or hanging baskets to maximize the use of vertical space.
The Riverine project aims to transform the 9th-floor balcony into a vibrant and dynamic garden, despite the challenges of limited space and the balcony’s elevated location. The use of movable planters allows for easy customization and adaptability, enabling the client to modify the garden layout as desired. Ultimately, the project creates a green oasis that offers a peaceful and refreshing environment amidst the urban setting of the building.