Over the years here in Phoenix many of our clients have pots or planters around their patios or front doors and in some instances there is heavy water damage from the drainage system around those containers whenever watering occurs for the plant material inside. This is vital that the pots drain because soil needs air as much as it needs water and therefore in some cases you may be far away from the landscaping that can absorb much of this water. We tend to see this under patios with large paver or concrete areas. If these areas don’t have enough slope to run this water away you find lots of this water corrosion. An option for this to avoid water damage without spending lots of money on better drainage is to cut the water back or completely off of these plants and install cactus or succulents that require very little water. It may sound crazy but there are many exotic and colorful thornless options that will leave you breathless. Here are just a few images of exactly what we are talking about:
Cactus Mix #2
Image credit: https://www.houzz.com/magazine/cactus-and-succulent-containers-are-ideal-for-hot-sunny-spots-stsetivw-vs~67206270
If you would like to see more options for exotic and rare cactus succulents here in Phoenix we highly recommend Old West Cactus Farm in Anthem, AZ. They have some of the largest selection of cactus and succulent plants that we have here in Arizona. Here is a list of many of their plants with images http://oldwestcactusfarm.com/product.html
Old West Cactus Farm
43608 N Black Canyon Hwy
Phoenix, AZ 85087
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