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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out our range of indoor plants and give your rental a touch of green.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.