Succulents have taken the world by storm. You can find graphic images of succulents on everything from phone cases to jewelry items. These hardy plants make the perfect addition to any home's landscape.
Succulents feature diverse forms, colors, and shapes which allow them to lend a unique aesthetic to your landscape. Since succulents are also easy to care for, even the blackest thumb can create a thriving, succulent-laden landscape.
1. Maintain an appropriate watering schedule.
There is a misconception that succulents don't need to be watered regularly. Although these plants are hardy enough to withstand drought conditions, they thrive when their roots have access to moist soil at all times.
Succulents in containers will need to be watered multiple times throughout the week. Succulents that you have planted directly in the ground can manage with a weekly watering during the summer months.
You should cut back on watering your succulents as winter approaches. Wet soil could contribute to frostbite, leaving your succulents limp and lifeless the following spring.
2. Select the right succulents for your climate.
There are numerous succulent varieties available for planting, and each of these succulent varieties has unique climate, soil, and sun needs. The best way to ensure that your succulents thrive after you incorporate them into your landscape is to stick with varieties that are suitable for your climate.
Purchase your succulents from a local nursery, as these nurseries will only carry succulents that can survive the climate conditions in your area.
3. Pair your succulents with the right plants.
As you create a design for your home's landscape, it's important to think about how your succulents will pair with other plants that you want to include in your garden. Pairing succulents with the right plants will enhance the beauty and health of not only your succulents, but your additional plants as well.
Succulents should be planted alongside other drought-resistant plants like the African daisy or any variety of sage. Using drought-resistant plants together maintains similar watering needs throughout your flowerbed.
You can also incorporate soft plants with lots of foliage (like the rockrose or Santa Barbara daisy) to help diversify the texture within your home's landscape.
Using succulents can be a great way to create an interesting and unique landscape. Be sure that you water your succulents properly, that you plant the right variety, and that you pair your succulents with other drought-resistant plants to achieve the greatest results. For more information, talk to companies like Simply Snow and Lawn.Share