How to Make a Succulent Garden

by Marsha Landry

Is it a sprawling lawn with manicured shrubs and flowers or an Italian-style garden with terraced rows of vegetables, herbs, and fruit trees? Are you more inclined to drape yourself in one of those chic day beds on the patio for hours at a time or are you more likely to be found tilling soil in your backyard every weekend just so that you can have tomatoes growing on vines over the summer? Maybe all these things sound appealing to you.

If not, maybe this post will convince you otherwise. There's something about succulents that makes them so captivating - they're both easy to care for and beautiful.

To make your garden, start by picking out some succulents. They're easy to grow and will look great in any kind of garden or even inside on a windowsill. You can find them at nurseries or Home Depot for about $1.

How to Make a Succulent Garden
How to Make a Succulent Garden

How do you start a succulent garden?

Succulents are plants that require little to no water, which make them perfect for people who live in dry climates or forget to water their plants. Succulents need indirect sunlight and thrive when they're potted with soil that has an equal amount of sand and potting mix. The most common type of succulent is the jade plant, but other types include echeveria, crassula ovata (jade tree), cacti (e.g., prickly pear) and agave. Depending on the type you choose it'll have different care instructions so be sure to research before you buy!

  1. Find a container you like and make sure it has drainage holes
  2. Fill the container with potting soil and water until moist but not wet
  3. Add your succulent plant to the container, making sure there is enough room for roots to grow
  4. Mist plants often with water - this will help them thrive in dry climates or indoors!
  5. Place your garden somewhere that gets plenty of light (but avoid direct sunlight)
  6. Make sure the temperature stays between 60-90 degrees Fahrenheit (most succulents like it warm!)

First, you should pick a place for your garden to go. Succulents look best when they're placed in direct sunlight, so I recommend placing them near a window where the sun comes through during the day.

How do you make a simple succulent garden?

Succulents are a popular houseplant because they don't need very much water or light to thrive. This means that succulent gardens are easy to maintain and can look great in your home! To make one, you will need some succulent plants, potting soil, rocks for drainage, an old dish or container with holes drilled into the bottom for drainage. 

The containers should be filled with potting soil up to about 6 inches from the top of the container before planting your succulents in them.

What do you need for a succulent garden?

The most important thing you will need when planting a succulent garden is soil. It needs to be well-draining and able to hold water, but not too wet. The next thing you'll want is some potting mix. You can make your own or buy it at the store; whichever one you choose, make sure it's free of pesticides and fertilizers so that your succulents don't get hurt by them! You may also want to add in some sand for drainage if needed. 

Lastly, you'll need some rocks or pebbles for drainage as well (not essential though).

How do you make a potted succulent garden?

I am going to show you how to make a potted succulent garden in just three easy steps. The first step is to choose the type of pot that you would like, and then fill it with soil. Next, place your succulents in the pot and water them well. Finally, find a spot for your new potted succulent garden! It is so fun and easy to create something beautiful from scratch!

 I love mine so much because my plants are thriving and they look great on my windowsill. If you want more information about this project or any other tips for gardening, please contact me at [email protected] Thanks again for reading my blog post intro paragraph!

Can you use regular potting soil for succulents?

If you're like me, succulents are one of your favorite plants. They require minimal care and look great in any container or garden bed. I also love that they can be planted all year round! If you're anything like me, this means you've probably had to google how to take care of succulents more than once - and maybe even bought a book on the subject too. 

One question that comes up often is whether or not regular potting soil is appropriate for them? Read on to find out if using regular potting soil for succulents will work for your needs.

Do you put rocks in the bottom of a planter for succulents?

It's not uncommon to see succulents in planters. But do you put rocks on the bottom of the pot? Some people say it helps with drainage, so that water can flow out through the soil more easily. Others say it doesn't matter what is at the bottom of a container as long as there is good drainage and no stagnant water pools on top of soil. What are your thoughts?

But who am I kidding, I'm just going to leave this here for you to decide for yourself!


The succulent garden is a great way to add some green and color to the space. If you're looking for ideas on how to make your own, here are few tips! First, we recommend choosing plants that have similar water requirements so they will work well together in one container. Next, find an attractive pot or planter with drainage holes and fill it up about halfway with soil mixed with sand (to help ensure good root growth). 

Then plant each type of succulent at different heights around the edge of your new little ecosystem-in this case near the top where there's more sunlight exposure. 

Finally, give them plenty of room because these beauties tend not to like being crowded by other plants.

About Marsha Landry

Marsha Landry is an accomplished writer known for her expertise in the field of movies. With a keen eye for storytelling and a deep understanding of film analysis, she has established herself as a prominent voice in the world of cinema.

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