Patio Potential Of Final Homes At Cambridge Scheme

Posted 9 June 2021 by Keith Osborne

There's great outside space at each of the final five apartments for sale at The Courtyard at Darwin Green...

Cambridgeshire property seekers looking to secure an apartment in time for summer proper are being encouraged to act quickly at Darwin Green to avoid missing out, as there are just five units remaining for sale on the latest collection there.

All of the remaining properties at The Courtyard have either one or two balconies, or a private patio area, which means that even those without a garden needn’t miss out on what nature offers in the warm fresh air. Most are ready to move into.

Will Phair, sales director at Barratt Homes Cambridgeshire, said: “Having a balcony or patio is an asset that is not only aesthetically pleasing, it can also be a great space to get creative with nature and bring the outside in.

“In our show apartment at The Courtyard, we created a ‘living wall’ on the balcony to show buyers just how imaginative they can get when creating a perfect summer solace.”

The CourtyardThe Courtyard

The housebuilder said that with Cambridgeshire being full of areas of natural beauty ranging from small villages nestled into undulating hills to the wildlife-rich landscape of the fens, why not bring the flora and the fauna to your home with a balcony or patio garden? It is encouraging residents to make the most of the warmer weather and get green fingered by sharing five top tips for creating a beautiful outside space. These include:

Know which plants are right for your space

When creating a balcony or patio garden it’s important to tailor planting to the available light and to take into account how exposed your balcony is to the elements.

Pick a colour scheme

Just like in your home, it’s important to pick a few colours and stick to them, otherwise your space could look overcrowded.

Know your soil

Choose a soil that is correct for the type of plants you want to grow. Use good-quality potting soil and add stones or gravel to the bottom of your pots for help with drainage.

Grow your own

Balcony and patio gardens are a great place to try your hand at growing herbs or vegetables. Not only will you be able to use your produce in the kitchen to impress your friends, but herbs such as mint and rosemary will make your balcony smell delicious.

Don’t over water

Give them a good drink when you water them but make sure you water them slowly and thoroughly. Pots made of terracotta will need more watering than plastic pots.

Recently crowned the best-selling development in Cambridge in 2020, Darwin Green is located a 1.6 mile walk away from the centre of the historic university city. Residents will join a growing community with a wide range of fantastic amenities coming soon including its very own central park which will feature 15 acres of open space, and high-quality sport pitches.

Prices start at £325,495. Find out more about more about Darwin Green from Barratt Homes.


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