How to add greenery to a rental

If you are renting a property you may not have as many gardening options as the homeowner. At Holman, we kept this in mind when creating our products and have many options available that are safe to use while renting. We have listed our four favourite temporary gardening options that are low fuss, easy to maintain and will keep your garden and home tidy.

Plant lighting

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.

Raised garden bed

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.

A Holman raised garden bed in a garden

Vertical green wall range

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.

A Holman veritcal planter attached to a wall

Mobile GreenWall

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.

A Holman mobile planter in a backyard

Benchtop GreenWall

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.

A Holman GreenWall benchtop herb planter sitting on a kitchen bench

Start planting

Check out our range of indoor plants and give your rental a touch of green.

Cherry Plant

Planting & Growing How to plant and grow a cherry tree Sweet or sour, cherries are a popular summer treat around the world. Lovely and narrow, the cherry tree is suited to areas with cold winters, creating a stunning display of blossom in spring followed by the much-loved fruit.

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Planting & Growing How to grow and care for indoor plants For people unable to garden outdoors, growing indoor plants allows them to indulge in a hobby that gives great pleasure.

bird of paradise plant

Planting & Growing How to grow and prune a bird of paradise Hardy, easy to grow and architecturally dramatic with some of the most stunning and bizarre flowers you will ever see—that’s the awesome bird of paradise.

Apple Tree

Planting & Growing How to grow and prune an apple tree Nothing beats the crunch and taste of a fresh apple. So why not grow your own? An apple tree can be so much more than just a fruit tree.


Planting & Growing How to plant grow and harvest basil An attractive garden plant that’s easy to grow and is an essential ingredient in a multitude of dishes. That’s basil!


Planting & Growing How to plant grow and prune bougainvillea If you’re looking for a plant with vibrant colours to bring a tropical look to your garden, then you can’t go past bougainvillea.

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Planting & Growing How to design a herb garden Turn your back or front yard into a beautiful, productive space by creating an edible garden that looks good and will tastes even better. For this project, we’re grouping our herbs into three pots – one for tea, one for smoothies and one for cocktai...

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Planting & Growing How to grow strawberries You’ll love the taste of home-grown strawberries. It’s a great activity the whole family will have fun doing.

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Shelving & Storage How to build a D.I.Y. bookcase This D.I.Y. bookcase might be the perfect solution for your storage needs. It’s easy to make and its minimalist look will suit almost any room. Find out how with Bunnings.

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Bedroom D.I.Y. copper and timber bedside table This copper bedside table will add a modern touch of style to your bedroom and it is easy to make.

closet and storage ideas

Bedroom Cut the clutter with a closet clear out Cut the clutter with these expert storage tips to help you get more from your wardrobe.

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Bedroom How to update window mullions It may not be in your vernacular just yet, but a window mullion is the aluminium that holds your window to its frame! They’re super easy to update, just follow these steps and they’ll look good as new in no time.

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Bedroom D.I.Y. copper jewellery stand Keep your jewellery all in one place with just a few spare plumbing parts and a bit of timber. You can make this stylish copper jewellery stand. Read more at Bunnings.

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Bedroom How to assemble a wardrobe insert unit Learn how to assemble a shelf and drawer unit for a wardrobe. Just follow our step-by-step guide.

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Laundry How to install a laundry cabinet Learn how to measure and fit a laundry cabinet. We’ll show you how to cut holes for pipes and drainage and attach the cabinet to your wall.


Study A workspace fit for any room Whether you need a nook to do family admin or a room for running your fledgling business empire, it’s possible to carve out a great workspace in any home.

Health & Safety

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 DIY 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

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