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Find Out Why Succulents Are the Smart Choice For Your Garden

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 12 June , 2019
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If you’re looking for a plant that will not only thrive but also really make your garden pop – succulents are definitely for you. Big on beauty but low on maintenance, succulents are ideally suited for the San Diego climate.

In this issue, the professional San Diego landscape designers with Juniper Landscape will talk more about succulents – including their benefits, how to take care of them and tips for how to use them most effectively in your garden.

As always, we’re happy to visit your home or business and provide an individualized landscaping plan. Just get in touch with us by calling (619) 334-9464 or sending an email.

What are succulents?

Even though they’re rapidly growing in popularity, many folks remain unaware of succulents. These plants are known primarily for their amazing ability to store water in their leaves, causing them to appear fleshy and thick.

This ability to conserve water enables succulents to thrive in dry climates.

Are succulents hard to grow?

Another remarkable trait of succulents is their ability to multiply easily. In fact, some will spark new plants from fallen leaves while others will grow entirely new plants along their stems or on leaf tips.

You can plant succulents both inside and outside your home or business. If you’re keeping them inside, be sure that you:

  • Place them in an area where they can get plenty of light (be careful, though, with newly planted succulents; they can burn badly when in direct sunlight, so it’s best to introduce them gradually to full exposure)
  • Rotate them often so that growth is not limited to just one side
  • Water them when it’s right (during their growing times, succulents will need more water than normal; a good rule is that it’s time to add water if the top 1.25 inches of your succulent plant container is dry)
  • Choose a container with drainage holes so that rot can be prevented

How should I use succulents in my garden?

Succulents provide you with a variety of gardening ideas. The important thing to keep in mind is to plant your succulents in soil that drains well. If the garden in your soil is compacted, you may want to add a bit of organic material – i.e. compost – so that the soil will drain better.

While succulents generally do not mind being close to one another, it’s best to follow the spacing recommendations on the labels for your individual plants.

  • A desert setting is ideal for succulents, so if you already have rocks or boulders in your yard, you can plan your succulent garden around them.
  • Adding a basic walkway through your garden will give you and your guest the ability to examine your plants up close.
  • Add slopes and ledges to your succulent garden. If your garden area does not have different elevations, you can imitate nature by moving dirt around.

For personalized ideas and help with a succulent garden in San Diego, call Juniper Landscape Company.

As you can see, we’re big fans of succulents. Their brilliant color and low-maintenance requirements make them a winning choice for just about anyone.  

If you need help with your succulent garden, we’d love to provide you with a few ideas. We’ll help with selecting the plants that will work best for you, and develop an individualized plan for your garden.

For more information about how our expert team can work with you, call Juniper Landscape Company at 619-334-9464 or you can reach us via email.


Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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