Succulent garden is one of the most suitable garden type for urban setting. As mostly succulents garden designs do not need such larger space nor regular maintenance. You can place them both indoor and outdoor.
To help you creating succulents garden designs, here are some simple steps you need to know:
1. Choose The Spot With Best Temperature And Light
Although they are low maintenance, it does not mean you don’t need to place them in the right spot. Succulents love sunny place. Although some of them are growing in the shade but surely they will look different than some growing under the sunlight. For example, Sedum nussbaumerianum. This species grow differently in different spots; which is becoming a vibrant orange color while growing under the sunlight and green in the shade. You should understand the characteristic of your succulents; if they look dull in the shade, move around under the sunlight. Hence, if you are planning to have them indoor, place them near the window still. During the warmer months, bring them outside to get sunlight and fresh air. On the contrary, the ones growing outside will face challenging temperature during winter. So, you need to choose the ones surviving in -20 F, such as Sempervivum and Sedum
2. Give The Best Soil
Succulents garden designs will grow healthy and strong once they are grown in place resembling their native habitat, which is well drained soil. And here is the soil mix recipe for your succulents: 2 parts of standard potting soil, 1 part ¼” to 1/8” of fine gravel and 1 part of fine bark. Each element has different function; the gravel holds heat and helps with drainage, the barks release the nutrients slowly and maintain good air circulation.
3. Give Them Lovely Containers
Succulents have natural whimsical look that you can complete by growing them in the creative containers. Choose the ones with drain holes, especially for outdoor planting.
4. Think of The Color, Texture And Scale
The formula to the succulents garden designs is thriller – filler – spiller.
5. Time to Water and Fertilize
You need to water your planting only during a hot and dry weather (especially if you are living in a place having rain at least once a week). On the other hand, if you are living in dry place (where no rains fall for about 6 months), you need to water them once or twice a week. All-purpose fertilizer diluted at ½ to ¼ will grow them stronger.