Planting Cactus for Exotic and Tropical Garden

Post On: September 14, 2011

Gardening will be a fun activity for those who have so much time at home. You do not need to ask a gardener if you can do it by yourself. Trust me, it will be fun! You may flow your creativity and get the various ideas from some gardening magazines. However, if you are a little bit lazy to search around you may follow the tips below on how to make a cactus garden. Why cactus? I choose to use cactus as the main plant in this new garden is because it is so exotic, a typically dessert plant. It will create a different atmosphere on your house unlike the usual garden that you may find on your neighbor or friend’s house. Additionally, almost all of cactus variants can grow in any kinds of condition and situation of soil, weather and temperature. In brief this is a rugged and strong pant ever.

Cactus Garden

Cactus Garden

The first that you need to do is making a plan involving the location. It will be a good idea if you can plant it on the hill. However if your area is flat, you can dig for more.  The next thing to do is determining the shape and size of your garden. You may choose the rectangle, square, semicircle, circle or triangle garden. You just have to let your imagination and creativity lead in the ways. Now, we come to the dirty part of the digging process. The difficulty in digging lies on the location of the garden. If you live in hill area, it will be much better to dig. You just need to dig on the upper end location of the garden, but you need to make sure that all of the weed ad grass has been eliminated since it can harm your plant.

Hanging Cactus Garden

Hanging Cactus Garden

Now, we move to the main part. Since there are so many various cacti, you need to choose the suitable for your location. You can ask the cactus seller about such information. Cactus can be planted in the ground and on the pot. Both can be good for the cacti’s appearance. One thing to notice is that when the winter comes, you need to take the entire cactus inside until the spring comes. Picking up the cacti, you need to concern about the shapes and how to locate the cacti on the garden. When you have finished cultivating the cacti, it means that you have finished the cacti garden.

Minimalist Cactus Garden

Minimalist Cactus Garden

Cactus garden also needs to be maintained too just like any other gardens. You do not need to water or irrigate these plants because the rainfall will be a sufficient source of water. Furthermore, you need to consider about feeding your various kinds of cactus with some fertilizer. It will be good if you do it once in a year in the spring season. This easy maintenance of cactus is suitable for those who have much time to look after the garden. So, will you have a cactus garden on your house?