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The 2 Minute Container Garden Idea

SedumSod Planter IdeaHere’s a clever plant container idea I saw at a local greenhouse.  It was a lot of fun watching Lisa effortlessly put this whole thing together in about 2 minutes.

Here is how she did it in 3 easy steps:

1)       One wire rack planter

2)      2 – SedumSod  (available at

3)      1 – 16” pot of Red Geranium

Lisa simply lined 2 of the SedumSod mats. (Mats measure 10×20″) so they faced outward from the wire planter.  (It was a large enough planter – so the SedumSod did not even need to be cut).  Once placed, she simply set a large 16”pot of flowering red geraniums in the center.   The pot was a perfect size to keep the mats snug against the wire.

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SedumSod – Easy, Dig Free Gardening

Instant Beauty! Quick & Easy to Install!

Instant Beauty! Quick & Easy to Install!

SedumSod® is a gardener’s dream when it comes to a Dig Free Garden™.  Enjoy instant beauty and quick results with this easy to install sun loving ground cover. No other ground cover that we know of is truly that easy to install & enjoy.

SedumSod® is a 10×20″ mat comprised of the right balance of soil and 13 time tested groundcover Sedums that result in a tapestry of color for a sunny area of your garden.

Sedums have minimal water needs and thrive in areas

Great for DIY projects

Great for DIY projects

where other plants fail.  They perform their best in full sun to part shade. Their colors are more vibrant when placed in a minimum of 4 hours of sun a day. They require little water once established and are content in poor to average soil with good drainage.

All you need to do is rake area smooth, remove mat from tray, press down on soil and water lightly.

SedumSod® can be cut to fit in between stepping stones or other tights spaces.  There are many container DIY uses for SedumSod® to liven up a patio or front entryway.

There is no maintenance requirements or need to fertilize.  Welcome to easy gardening.

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Hardy Ice Plant – Drought Proof Groundcover Growing Tips

Hardy Ice Plant is thriving in gravelly soil with good drainage near a road (Zone 5) This planting has been here for over 5 years.

Hardy Ice Plant has been thriving here for 5 years (Zone 5). It has super good drainage and gravelly soil

Delosperma is a tough drought proof groundcover for hot, dry places like curbs and driveways.  Hardy Ice Plant is low growing with green succulent foliage and stunning flowers that bloom non-stop all summer long while thriving in heat, humidity and little water.

Given the right spot and growing conditions, it will bloom most of the summer and thrive in your garden.

I hear a lot of feedback from gardeners that have difficult growing and/or overwintering Delosperma.  This beautiful ground cover is very, VERY  fussy about drainage.  If you don’t have SUPER sharp drainage, you should probably opt for growing  Sedum or SedumSod – an instant colorful groundcover.

If I were to grow in containers, I would add gravel or cactus to sharpen the drainage in the soil.

Delosperma is ideal for strips along a driveway (where it is often more gravelly) or rock garden.   Right plant – right place as the saying goes.

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Sedum Garden Design -Plant and Forget Groundcover Solution

Drought proof Sedums need no maintenance but will remain colorful throughout the season

Sedums are one of the best groundcovers for sunny spots.  If you want to know how I spell easy gardening it is – SEDUM!

Sedums are long lived, require no maintenance, are easy to grow, have excellent drought tolerance and come in a wide variety of foliage and flower colors.

I love this picture sent in from my friend Bill from Saint Louis.  This planting located near a post office consists of a variety of colorful low growing sedums.  Brick always reflects heat back up towards plant which just seems to make these tough as nails drought proof groundcover even prettier!

Sedums are probably one of the BEST problem solving plants for tough spots where other plants fail to grow – even on hillsides and banks.   The only thing they need is good drainage.

Here are the varieties I would combine to achieve a similar foliage effect:

Voodoo  (red)
Angelina (yellow)
Blue Spruce  or cauticoloa (Blue)
Ellacombianum (green)

For even a quicker solution – try SedumSod – an easy mat that installs in seconds!

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SedumSod – Enjoy 4 seasons of color with drought proof mats of Sedum!

SedumSod - 15 x 20" Color mat of Sedums for instant color virtually anywhere!

SedumSod™ gives you a speedy and simplified approach to gardening and its beautiful anywhere!

Within minutes you can turn an unsightly area in your garden into a tapestry of color with easy to grow drought-proof Sedum color mats.

Sedums are the ultimate perennial!  They have minimal water needs and a shallow root system that make them ideal to use in a sod-like mat.  Light weight mats installs in seconds!  Simply place in an area that gets a minimum of 4 hours of direct sun a day.  Fully adaptable to the harshest of conditions – summer heat, wind & little water!

Up to 13 hand selected groundcover Sedums were carefully selected for growth, color and beauty in your garden or projects

Both Chris & I have customized this unique blend of up to 13 varieties of groundcover Sedums that you won’t find anywhere else!  Our pre established sod mats measure 15” x 20” and are comprised of the right balance of soil & Sedums varieties.  The polyester fabric easily removes for quick installation in any landscape!

I’ve had so much fun with these mats! I have decorated my front entry door with them, used them as a centerpiece on my patio table – even hung them up!  The ultimate test was when I left mats on hot asphalt driveway where they received no water and they never looked the worse for wear.

Ideas on how to use SedumSod™

  • Small scale lawn replacement
  • Groundcover at the edge of a hot, dry bed
  • Banks and slopes
  • Plant in cracks and crevices
  • Areas inhospitable to other plants
  • Living wreaths, dog & bird house roofs, dish garden
  • Decorate patios and front entryways
  • Creative DIY projects
  • Instant splash of color – anywhere!

SedumSod™ is the most colorful mat you’ll ever want to own. No fuss, no muss and say goodbye to gardening hassles!

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