Category Archives: Planters

Decking with Planters and Grasses

A wonderful client who requested a total remake of her balcony with some privacy screens added to the mix.  They decided on amazon grey decking from TruNorth Composites (my favourite composite company) and we custom built three planters for the space as well.

Just after installation and before the grasses started to grow!






The planters were designed with an open space at the bottom to provide some storage.  The planters themselves were dressed up with birch branches and some Karl-Foerster grasses to provide some privacy from nearby condo buildings.

The customer was thrilled with the installation and had this to say:

A huge thank you to Tim for turning my balcony into an oasis.  The new flooring and planters are fantastic!  Throughout the process, Tim was detailed, punctual, organized, clean and the best of all, he puts a ton of effort and enthusiasm into his work.  Thank you for the amazing work Tim and I would not hesitate to recommend you.


This is a vision that I wouldn't mind seeing each day as I looked out my balcony doors.

condo balconyCondo Balcony With River Stones

Creating a condo balcony should be like any other room in your house.  Do it with some style and thought because you will be using it as much as any other room.  More importantly, you will be looking out to that area every day from your balcony doors and why not see something beautiful?

This balcony uses beautiful river stones, some grass and multiple decking surfaces to create a small oasis in the middle of the city.  Check out more designs and thoughts on our Pinterest site and get designing!


Beautiful, tall wooden planters with some lovely grasses in them. Great for hiding from the neighbours.

tall plants for condosPlanters For Condo Neighbours

Nothing better than some nice tall planters to hide your balcony from the neighbours.

With a wooden outside frame and some beautiful tall grasses inside, these are great looking and can be taken down if you move.  See more at our planter page!

Urban growbeds, usually with some sort of self-watering mechanism, are ideal for condo balconies where space is limited.

Noocity GrowbedUrban Growbed

This Noocity Growbed (pronounced "newcity") is ideal for condos, apartments and townhouses that have a limited amount of space for veggies, herbs and fruits.  This is a self-watering system that will allow you to leave it alone for weeks on end, which is perfect for vacations, etc.

NoocityUrbanEcology_2The integrated sub irrigation system of the Noocity Growbed guarantees self-sufficiency for up to 3 weeks, helps you produce more and consumes up to 80% less water than a conventional vegetable garden!

Especially developed for urban agriculture the Noocity Growbed is suitable for any type of space and can be used individually or fitted together in different combinations depending on the space available.  Now available in the Toronto area through Sundial Innovations.