Display Your Collection Of Cactuses Inside Of A Cactus Garden


If you own a variety of small potted cactuses that you would like to display outside of your home, create a cactus garden by completing the steps below. Colorful sand and lighting that is added to the garden will enhance the new addition and will increase visibility so that the plants can be enjoyed day and night. 


  • garden tiller
  • rake
  • stakes
  • measuring tape
  • bricks
  • large stones
  • small shovel
  • work gloves
  • spade
  • soil
  • watering can
  • water hose
  • colorful sand
  • floodlights 
  • electrical source

Clear The Land And Add A Border

Go outdoors and choose a portion of the property that receives full sunlight and that is level. Move a garden tiller across the ground in straight lines to remove sod. Rake up the sod and place the material in another part of your yard. Use garden stakes to mark the corners of the cleared property. Use a measuring tape before inserting the stakes into the ground so that they are spaced out evenly.

Line up bricks or large stones next to one another to create a border around the cleared property. Press the bricks or stones firmly against the ground's surface until they are all stable. 

Plant The Cactuses 

Use a small shovel to dig holes to support the roots of each cactus plant that will be added to the garden. Cover your hands with a pair of work gloves and carry the potted cactuses outdoors. Use the tip of a spade to loosen the soil that surrounds the first plant. Gently tilt the pot and grasp the top of the cactus. Insert the plant's roots in one of the holes that are in the garden. Hold onto the cactus with a glove-covered hand while using a shovel to add soil to the hole. Plant the remaining cactus plants by completing the same directions. 

Add Colorful Sand And Lights

Fill a watering can with water and pour water around the base of each plant. Purchase bags of brightly-colored sand that will contrast with the cactuses. Use a small shovel to add a thin layer of sand around each cactus. Insert floodlights inside of the cactus garden. Place an even amount of space between each light and aim the lightbulbs toward the cactuses. Plug the lights in to an outdoor electrical source. If you would like to enhance the garden at night and draw attention to your property, turn on the power to the lights. 

Contact a contractor, like L & L Excavation & Landscaping, for more help.


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