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Top 10 DIY Outdoor Succulent Garden Ideas

Ok, you probably have already figured out that we have an undying love for succulents. They are one of gardening’s hottest trends for 2015, after all. Actually, we think they have always been trendy and always will be.

How can you not love this little cutie when they are not only adorable but so easy to grow. Succulents require minimal conditions and minimal care, not to mention they can grow in a really limited space with very little soil, making them perfect for very small gardens or balconies. They also work great in planters, placed on your porch, around the garden, or in your home.

Today we are talking about outdoor succulent gardens and all the ways you can make one on your own. These 10 projects are easy to make and will show you how to get a perfect addition to your backyard this spring.

Choose a vertical succulent garden if you have limited space, plant succulents in portable pots so you can move them around, or simply plant different kinds of succulents around a small edge and create a mini garden even in a small space. Take a look and get inspired to create your own outdoor succulent garden!

DIY Vertical Succulent Garden Tutorial



There are many DIY vertical succulent garden tutorials out there, but we chose this one because it is easy and simple to do as it uses a ready-made shallow box. Besides the shallow box, for this project, you will need chicken wire, landscaping plastic, cactus soil, dried moss, succulent clippings, pliers, wire cutters, work gloves, staple gun, staples, wood scale, brush, or rag. The final result is a stunning vertical succulent garden.

Really Small Succulent Garden



This really small succulent garden proves that having no space is no excuse for not having a garden, even it is a tiny one. Succulents are great to use when you have very little space and little soil. They will add color and texture so your “little garden” will still look lush and full. And they are so easy to maintenance. Such a great and inspiring idea! You can do this around the edge of your house, fence, door, or even balcony.

Broken Pots Turned Into Brilliant DIY Fairy Succulent Gardens



Turn broken pots into a small succulent garden that will look like it has just come out of a fairy tale! You will need a broken pot, your imagination, plants, and maybe some broken pot pieces to create an amazing fairy garden. Use your creativity to give it a personal touch by adding a miniature house, mushrooms, birdhouses, etc. And you already know why we love this project so much – because it recycles old items, you are reusing broken planters that would have probably ended in the trash.

Succulent Dresser



Such a beautiful way to reuse a vintage hardwood dresser by turning it into a one of a kind succulent garden. The drawers are used as planters, and the effect is stunning. The total cost for this project was $82. For making the succulent dresser, you will need a dresser, 3 bags of cactus & palm mix,  6 edgers, and of course, some succulents.

Create your own succulent garden birdbath



You have probably noticed how expensive all those little cute planters with succulents are sold in different nurseries. Why spent a small fortune when you can make one on your own three times bigger and more effective. For this project, an old, leaky concrete birdbath was used as a planter for different kinds of succulents, and the final result was a beautiful succulent garden, which makes a great addition to any yard.

Arranging eco-friendly succulents in planters and making them look fuller



The easiest way to succulently in your garden is by planting them in various planters and placing them around them. All you’ll need are various succulents, planters, and cacti soil. Now you will probably want your arrangements to look full, lush and beautiful but to achieve that you will need to use lots of succulents which are not very cheap. There is a way to get full succulent planters without using so many succulents and hurting your budget – just use succulent ground cover!  They are perfect for adding softness and fullness to succulent planters.

Mini succulent garden



The sunny weather is here, so it’s time to bring something new to our backyard and make it even more enjoyable. So why not put together a cute little succulent garden in the corner of your backyard? Choose different kinds of succulents, plant them in easy-portable pots so you can bring them closer to the house when winter comes, place them wherever you think it’s best and enjoy the view!

How to build a succulent wall garden



We shared a tutorial for an easy succulent wall garden made with a pre-made wooden box, so now we share one that will show you how to build the box with pressure-treated wooden fence pickets. To make this vertical succulent garden, you will need 3 four foot pressure treated wooden fence pickets, 4 corner braces, wood stain, scrap wood pieces for outer ‘picture’ frame, galvanized wire chicken netting, galvanized nails, landscape fabric, and scrap plywood.

Wonderful DIY Garden Succulent Ball



This garden succulent ball is indeed wonderful! We love the idea and the final result. Such a beautiful decoration for your garden. The trick is in using two identical metal hanging baskets to create the ball. You will also need cactus soil, florist foam blocks, spagnum moss, succulent plants, floral pins or paper clips, metal chain, fishing line, heavy wire, cardboard, screwdriver, or pencil.

How to Plant a Succulent Garden – Infographic



And for the end of this post, we share a useful infographic that will show you everything you need to know about planting a succulent garden. It is actually a pretty simple step-by-step tutorial that shows the whole process nicely. Actually, the oo commentary is needed for this one as that is the point of infographics, right? Take a look…

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