Every time I look at something, I imagine sticking a flower or herb in it. I need to recognize that mini succulent gardens are my favorite and I have them all over my house and yard. I love these lovable plants, because they can be planted in almost anything you want, from glasses and mugs to cans and stumps. Plus, they are very easy for maintaining. If you love succulents, you should not skip this post that is called “3 Smart Tips for Growing Healthy Succulents in Your Yard” . I’m 100% sure that these tips and tricks will make you create a beautiful mini garden in your yard immediately.
If you were wondering what kind of soil you should use for your succulents, then I need to say that they love well draining soil. In the summer days, I have found that the soil drys quickly and if you notice the same, you can mix the mix the cactus soil with regular soil. If you decide to use baby food jars, mason jars or tea cups that don’t have drainage holes, you should layer the bottom of the pot with pebbles to help with drainage issues.
When and how much should you water your succulent garden? This is the most asked question by the succulent lovers and I need to say that there is a misconception that they don’t need much water. The truth is that they can live long time without water, but they can’t thrive in a drought-like situation. If you don’t water them regularly, they may won’t die, but they either won’t grow. If you water them frequently, your succulents will flourish and will look marvelous. You should water them once a week during the sunny months and a little less when the days are cold. When you water them you should water the soil not the succulent. Some people are killing their beautiful plants by overwatering and if you don’t want to kill your plants, make sure the soil is dry before you water them.
Do they need mush sunlight? They do best in indirect sunlight. But, you should also know that different types of succulents can tolerate different amounts of light. Succulents can suffer during the hot months, when are placed on direct sunlight. To avoid scorching and burning your astonishing plants, place them where they will receive adequate light. Often they are placed where they get a lot of shade and are protected from the sun. If you have different species, you should experiment and see what works the best for each one.
I have also made you a collection of cheap container alternatives that you can use to plant your succulents. So, let’s check them out and draw some inspiration. You may find them stunning and make a mini succulent garden. Enjoy and have fun!
Awesome Succulent Planter Alternatives
- Hanging baskets planted with succulents can make your backyard more charming and interesting
- A small basket can enhance any corner of your backyard
- The old cans can be awesome container alternative for planting succulents
- A wall mounted wooden crate can make the dull wall more dramatic
- You can give a new look to the old sculptures easily with some flowers and herbs
- A fairy garden can be perfect addition to your front door decor
- Serving spoons filled with soil can be perfect containers for your succulents
- You can use a wooden pallet as a succulent planter too
- An old jewelry box can transformed into a stunning planter
- Wicker baskets can enhance and add life to the old fence
- You can give a new use to the old windows and doors
- You don’t need to fix the broken chairs, but plant them with succulents and other flowers and herbs
- The rocks can also be used as planters
- You can decorate your yard and interior with a stump
- Cinder blocks can be transformed into a beautiful garden
- You can plant the succulents in any clay pot design you want
- You can give a new look to the old bird bath by planting it with some interesting plants and flowers
To sum up, succulents are reliable, varied and beautiful, and can be planted in cans, bird baths, rocks, and any other type of container. The flowers attract many butterflies, so that your yard can easily transformed into more interesting place for you and your family. They are very easy to share, without the need for careful packaging and water, which makes them a perfect gift for your friends and relatives.