30 Captivating Backyard Succulent Gardens You Can Easily DIY

Succulent gardens have quickly become a fast growing craze. It’s not surprising seeing as how you can add succulents and grow them beautifully in virtually any climate. They are perfect for dry environments, and can be arranged just about anywhere from indoor patios to outdoor garden areas, poolside, and even along the driveway. I love succulents simply because I don’t have a green thumb and these things are so easy to grow, and nearly impossible to kill.

Many people think of cactus when they think succulents but they are so much more than a simple cactus in the center of your flower garden. You can create quite a captivating garden area using a wide array of succulent types, and I’ve collected 30 of the most enchanting gardening ideas for you to use those succulents – which by the way are relatively inexpensive and can be found just about anywhere from home improvement stores to Wal-Mart.

Succulent gardens are a great choice if you don’t have time to actually maintain a flower garden. They require very little care and readily thrive in many regions including coastal areas and those that have very short rainy seasons.

Succulent gardens are great for all sizes of space, as well. Whether you have a huge garden area to fill or just a small patio space, you are sure to find a succulent garden that will perfectly fill in that space with beautifully greenery and splashes of color.

So, succulents are great because they grow easily, require very little maintenance, and you can virtually build any garden theme that you want around them. If you’ve been searching for the perfect garden idea, this is it. Let’s take a look at some wonderful succulent gardens that you can easily – and cheaply – DIY and have a beautiful garden space this spring.

1. Stairway To Heaven

Stairway To Heaven
This gorgeous succulent display uses a tree trunk as a background. You add the succulents so that they are climbing up the trunk. This is an excellent gardening option for those of you who have old trees in your yard that you don’t want to cut down. If you don’t have a tree, you could get the same effect with a ladder against the side of the house or porch. You can use any number of different succulent types and sizes.

Mug succulent planter

DIY mug succulent planter.
I know we’ve made tons of terrariums for succulents on the blog but I don’t know if we’ve ever made this. A DIY Mug Succulent Planter. It’s a succulent planter in a mug. How cute is that! This project is super simple mostly because we’re using faux succulents. If you’re looking for a fun summer project or a new DIY planter idea then look no further.

Source/Tutorial: alittlecraftinyourday

2. Wheelbarrow Succulent Garden

Wheelbarrow Succulent Garden
An old wheelbarrow is the perfect place to plant your succulents. If you don’t have a rusty old wheelbarrow or wagon, you can pick them up for just a few dollars at a flea market or yard sale. Add some pea gravel or river stones and some mesh and potting soil. Then add your succulents. This little mini garden is perfect if you don’t have much ground room to plant succulents and it’s a big portable so you can move it when you need to do so for landscaping and such.

Source/Tutorial: drought-smart-plants

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