Solving common garden problems with succulents

Solving common garden problems with succulents

Gardening Tips
While looking good in pots, most succulents generally perform better when planted in the garden. This is because the roots are unrestricted and have access to more nutrients and water. As a result, plants grow more vigorously, producing flowers on a regular basis. In sunny locations, growth will be compact and colours will be bright. With good drainage, many succulent plants will tolerate more water outdoors in summer than many gardeners realise, allowing them to be used in high-water areas, especially those watered by drippers or micro-sprinklers. Succulents thrive in areas not covered by water systems and will be able to compete with most weed growth. Remember that weeds grow well only when watered, and by reducing the moisture in the soil, weed growth will slow, giving slower-growing succulents an…
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Best materials for outdoor planters or plant pots

Best materials for outdoor planters or plant pots

Starting your home garden
There are so many different materials for outdoor planters nowadays that it makes it difficult to decide which one to choose. In this article, we will talk about which are the best materials for outdoor planters. Things to consider when choosing the right planter or plant pot When choosing containers, you should do it carefully as the right ones can greatly improve the chances of having a successful container garden. The following are some of the things to consider when deciding which kind of pot to choose: How frequently do you water your plants? If you water them frequently, you could choose a porous material such as terracotta or cement that will dry out quickly. Otherwise, it will be best to get a less porous material such as plastic, glazed…
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Watering Succulent Plants: How often do you water succulents

Watering Succulent Plants: How often do you water succulents

Gardening Tips
If you have succulent plants at home, you might be surprised to read that about 80% of the time succulents die from water issues. In this article, we will talk about how and when to water your succulent plants to keep them alive and healthy. What is a succulent? Succulents are any plants that store water in their fleshy leaves, stems and roots that they will use to survive drought conditions. There are more than 50 different plant families that are included in the succulent category such as cactus, aloe, and agave, among others. Succulent plants can be kept indoors or outdoors. How often do you have to water your succulent plants? You should water your succulent plants once a week during the summer months and once every two to…
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