The Best Outdoor Planters for Office Rooftops and Balconies

Outdoor spaces and areas for employees will be more important as people return to work after the pandemic. It is likely that employees will place more importance on workplace comfort upon their return.

Employers have the opportunity to create unique, comfortable spaces for their employees on rooftops and balconies of office buildings. Employee health and morale are directly affected by their ability to get fresh air and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Numerous studies have demonstrated that plants offer many key benefits to employees. These include lowered stress levels, higher productivity, reduced sickness and creativity.

This article will talk about what employers can do to make their employees feel at home in the outdoors.

Jungle Vibes

One quick way to get brownie points is to create a jungle for employees. A jungle is a natural way for humans to feel connected to nature. This is where the idea comes in: create a jungle-like scene on your rooftop or balcony, but make it accessible so that people can still relax and socialize there.

Hanging plants such as Hoya Plants and Swiss Cheese Vine are required to create a jungle. You can also add large, dramatic floor plants such as Snake Plant and ZZ Plant. Finish it with small jungle plants such as Begonia, Pilea and Begonia “African Jungle”. 

Hanging planters should be self-watering pots to make office life easier. Large jungle floor plants work best in large outdoor potters such as the Amsterdam Rectangular and Badalona. Tabletop planters such as the Tabletop Collection are better suited for small jungle plants.

Minimal Comfort

To create a peaceful and natural environment, you don’t have to build a jungle. Minimalism means adding only what is necessary, while still maintaining a sense of style and elegance. It isn’t cluttered, but it isn’t bare.

Strelitzia Nicholai and Ficus are some examples of plants that can be used for minimalist designs. These plants are beautiful and can blend in well with minimalist decor. You can also use smaller plants such as small potted herbs or hanging String of Herbs or the stunning succulents.

Minimalist pots are simple in design and color, and often have a neutral hue. Consider the Valencia Round pot, Milano Narrow Box or Hayden Vase for large plants. These pots are simple, elegant, yet sophisticated. You can easily pot smaller plants and you can use any container , including old tin cans, painted plastic bottles, or ceramic cups. Be creative!

English Garden

The 1st century AD is the earliest date for English Gardens. The English are proud of their gardens today. It is home to some most beautiful public garden on earth. You can easily recreate the English garden style from your office’s balcony or rooftop.

There are many wonderful English plants available. However, no English Garden should be complete without Peachleaf bellflower and Cottage Pinks. Geraniums and Hollyhock. Each of these flowers is an iconic English flower and should be placed on your office’s rooftop garden or balcony. A Magnolia tree or Avondale would be great options.

Traditional is the best option when it comes to outdoor plants for an English Garden. The Toulan Tall Square Planter is best for smaller plants. It looks great in any space, and has a classic shape that’s modernized with modern design touches. The Alicante Tapered Flute Planter is ideal for larger plants. It’s visually striking and exudes elegance and grandeur.

Veggie Garden

Two reasons veggie gardens are increasingly popular on office rooftops are simple: They provide fresh produce for the office kitchen as well as employees. They also help improve the quality of the surrounding environment.

It is easy to create a rooftop vegetable garden. It is simple to create a layout that allows for proper tending and maintenance by using large custom-made metal planters. The roof can be used for any vegetable you like. It’s a good idea to assess the vegetables that employees and the office kitchen use most in order to make a list of the best veggies.

Beyond the environmental benefits, there are many other advantages to an office vegetable garden. A working kitchen will help save money for the company. It is much cheaper to grow your own vegetables than to buy them. Employers can take part in the gardening and be incentivised to do so by receiving free produce. The garden is a great place to work together and build relationships.

Are you unsure if it is possible? These are some examples of rooftop gardens or urban farms which have appeared in New York City during the past decade.

Zen

Zen gardens are a great place to escape the stresses of work and just take some time for yourself. Zen gardens have been a traditional mindfulness practice. A zen garden on the roof of an office building can be a great place to chill out.

There are four core principles you should follow:

  1. Concealment is the clever placement of bamboo and small walls.
  2. Asymmetry is the absence of perfect lines and shapes. It’s okay to have natural, flowing and organic shapes. It should look natural but not wild.
  3. Miniaturization is a way to make a smaller landscape look bigger. It should include rocks for mountains and smaller rocks for hillsides.
  4. Borrowed Scenery: A zen garden that incorporates its surroundings into the design. This means that it should make use of nearby buildings, trees, mountains, and hills.

It is beautiful to design and maintain a zen garden. Employees might want to be involved. It could also provide a great escape from work, allowing them to practice mindfulness and take time to meditate.

One part of zen gardens includes plants and trees with important symbolizations. For example, bamboo represents strength through flexibility, and teaches the Zen principle of the “empty mind.”

You will need to plant bamboo or small trees such as Cherry or Plum in large outdoor or custom-made planters. The Northmoor Extra Large Potter and the Old Elm Rectangular Poter are suitable for this job. They allow the trees to flourish.

Grassy

Two ways to think about grassy rooftops or balconies are laid turf and ornamental grasses in containers.

Laid grass can be a wonderful addition to any rooftop. It allows workers to relax on natural vegetation and soak up the sun while they are away from their desks. It is possible to lay grass on small or large areas and it can often be very flexible. Rooftop grass, also called “Green Roofs”, is low-maintenance and, if properly cared for, will look beautiful and be loved by everyone who uses it.

Blue Oats, Blue Lyme and Japanese Silver are all ornamental grasses. Each one has its own aesthetic appeal, but they all add drama to the garden and are guaranteed to be a hit with everyone. If you place ornamental grasses in large, deep pots, or planters that provide a big home for them, they can be low-maintenance.

Secret Or Private

A company may share its rooftop or balcony with employees from a neighboring business. There are many ways to keep your employees private.

The obvious solution is to use height. You can do this by using foliage. You can think of climbing walls, thick forests, and hedges.

Bamboo, with its dominant, strong stature, is a popular choice for privacy. Bamboo needs long, deep planters to give it the space it needs for rapid growth. If you have a challenging or unique space, the Badalona Planter Box will work.

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