HGTV's Fixer To Fabulous Has A Genius Way To Bring Greenery Without The Need For A Full Yard

For nearly four seasons, HGTV's "Fixer to Fabulous" stars Dave and Jenny Marrs have been restoring historic homes in their hometown of Northwest Arkansas. While developing a variety of residential landscapes — including their own u-pick blueberry farm — the Marrs' may have found a solution to establish more greenery even if your yard area might be limited. 

Whether you have only a city terrace or a confined rural lawn, limited square footage will inevitably diminish the possibilities for plants and vegetables to grow. While a smaller yard might mean less space to maintain, it also limits what can be accomplished within the space. However, in one recent episode titled "Historic Bank Turned Apartment," Jenny Marrs explains, "since this is a second-floor apartment, we don't have a yard or a garden, but we wanted to include a lot of greenery," (via Realtor). Whatever type of outdoor space you might have, there is hope. From herbs to edible plants, Dave and Jenny Marrs show how you can take your vegetation to the next level.

Incorporate a hydroponic garden

There are numerous ways to imitate a diverse ground garden without the need for ample space. One of Dave and Jenny Marrs' approaches is to integrate a hydroponic garden to increase your plant life. Jenny says, "this really unique feature is going to make this a true oasis for our friends." (via Realtor). They then go on to cultivate a full-length hydro garden along one of the back patio metal railings. The imaginative pair combined sedum succulent plants, which traipsed along the exterior, sun-lit edges, while herbs, along with various fruits and vegetables were planted on the inner portion. 

While you can feature some of these lovely options, there's an abundance of other plants to choose from for your hydroponic garden as well. Compared to field-grown vegetation, growing hydroponic fruits and vegetables may offer a more powerful and authentic flavor. Another option is to establish a fresh herb garden with plants like basil, mint, rosemary, and parsley. You might also consider appetizing choices like cucumbers, green beans, lettuce, strawberries, and tomatoes. Additionally, since your plants are in growing in water, maintenance will be minimal with the absence of tidying and weeding.