Very often there is a particularly sunny corner in the garden, where the plants can withstand the strong sun in the summer very difficult. Even daily watering sometimes does not help and you find yourself forced to pick a shady spot in the garden for your flowers. But you leave the hot corner unplanted and in the evening, if you spend your time outdoors, you always have to see this bald spot. Did you recognize yourself in this situation? Then we have the perfect solution for you to avoid non-planted areas in the garden. Put in the sunny places big pots with different kinds of succulents and cactuses, which you can bring to the cellar for the winter free of charge and put back in the garden back in the spring. With this clever decision, you finally win the stubborn fight against the intense summer heat. Cacti and succulents can easily withstand high summer temperatures and simply survive with little water and more sunlight. Today we give you some clever tips on how to create a great outdoor corner with the sympathetic spiked plants.
Find the right place in the garden
To decide where to grow the sun and the heat-loving plants in the garden, you first have to determine the individual zones. Gardens with a northern location are generally very shady compared to those that go west. There the sun shines from noon to dusk. Perfectly suited for cacti and succulents is the garden with a southern exposure, where the sun’s rays give the area a lot of warmth throughout the day.
The right place for the pots of cacti and succulents is where the sun shines the longest and the least possible shade falls from buildings, fences or trees. The new inhabitants of your garden like the sunlight and the high temperatures. They should not be watered very often at the same time and do not necessarily want to be near a source of water.
Emphasize the charm of your cactus with stylish pots
Regardless of whether you like colorful pots or those with fancy shapes and textures, make sure you have drainage holes. That should be the most important criterion in your choice. If the water from the pot can not leak easily, the roots will rot, which can be fatal to the spiny plants. Do not take too big pots, as otherwise the water will remain in the soil for a very long time and this may cause it to rot. An indication of the size – the distance between the plant and the edge of the pot should be about 5 to 10 cm.
Only when these conditions are met can we talk about the look of the vessels. Succulents and cactuses have a lush and cheerful look thanks to their whimsical shapes and numerous spines. For this reason, we strongly advise you to opt for simpler pots. Choose straight or round flower pots in a stylish color. Materials such as terracotta, natural stone or concrete are highly recommended for a trendy look of your garden.
The earth should be suitable for the cacti and succulents
Although cacti and succulents are not demanding plants, the right soil is very important for their long life. You need a well drained soil where the water does not store for a very long time. On the market, such dry-sandy soils are especially available for cacti and succulents and this should be the ideal choice for your flowerpots. But if you like to spend more time in the garden next to your green sweetheart, you can make a good mix yourself. They need 1: 1: 1 sand, potting soil and perlite.
Choose the appropriate varieties for your garden or patio
If you have completed the previous 3 tips, you should select the varieties correctly. Some succulents and cacti do not survive extreme heat so well. For this reason, inform yourself from the label whether your sunny corner in the garden is well suited for the selected plants. If not, then opt for other varieties so you can enjoy their spiky beauty for a long time.