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Succulent garden advice

Want to make a succulent garden in a cement birdbath. Do I need to drill holes in the bottom for it to drain? I know succulents do not like too much water.

  • Nancy Turner
    Nancy Turner Rochester, MN
    5 days ago

    Unless it doesn't hold water at all, you would need to put drainage holes in it.

  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro Smithtown, NY
    5 days ago

    yes and make sure to use succulent soil only

  • Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey
    Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey Castaic, CA
    5 days ago

    Well I have done this a number of times myself without drilling holes. I just add a good layer of gravel in the bottom before adding the potting medium. Caveat, I live in a very hot summer climate and they all flourished. If you live in a place where it rains often, then I would certainly drill holes so they do not get water logged and drown.

  • Itsmemic
    Itsmemic Middle Island, NY
    5 days ago

    yes...holes are a have to.

  • Vimarhonor
    Vimarhonor
    5 days ago

    I would think drainage exits would best.
    In my zone 7 my potted sedums that hang and and surface potted survive the below freezing winter climate assault without any care or attention! Sadly I think my potted clematis died. But the sedums seem to get stronger every year and can spread.

  • Catherine Gris
    Catherine Gris
    5 days ago

    I used an old metal fire pit with legs on it and drilled holes in the bottom

  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro Smithtown, NY
    5 days ago

    that is the soil you will need to purchase.Any Home Improvement store or Nursery sells it

  • Mkleisure55
    Mkleisure55
    31 minutes ago

    Yes you will need drainage holes. A layer of pea gravel in the bottom of the container will help also.

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