Resources

Succulent gardening tips and recommendations for Sonoma and Napa Counties

Resources

How to Care for Succulents

Tips and advice based on my experience as a succulent gardener and landscape designer who specializes in succulent gardens.

This resource guide is a collection of topics surrounding  how to care for succulents. New posts will be added as time permits. Please contact me if you’d like to see specific topics about succulent gardening added.

How to Water Succulents

One of the most common causes of death for succulents is overwatering. Because succulents naturally grow in climates with infrequent rain, they’ve adapted in a way that allows them to store water for much longer than regular houseplants. As such, they can’t be watered the same way. When learning how to water succulents, let’s look at both hand-watering and drip…

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Pest Protection for Succulents

Some of the bugs that plague traditional gardens, such as cucumber beetles and aphids, don’t really bother succulents. But they do have a few pests—mealybugs and agave snout weevil being the main ones. Aphids also like to attack the blooms of yuccas and echeverias during summer. Here’s my advise for succulent pest protection. Succulent Pests: Mealybugs When you see a…

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Frost Protection for Succulents in Sonoma County

Due to the diversity of microclimates and elevations in Napa and Sonoma counties, some areas experience mild frost while others rarely get down to 32 degrees–if at all. If you live in an area that experiences frost, it’s important to provide protection for frost-tender succulents in winter just like you would a citrus tree, especially in their first two years,…

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