Replacing your natural lawn with artificial grass is just the beginning of what you can do to save time, water, and money with your landscaping.

Many homeowners have moved toward more drought-tolerant plant life, including cactus and other succulents, because they have evolved to handle arid conditions. It’s important to do your research when planting cactus, as there’s a wide variety available and despite the common misconception that cactus thrive in desert conditions, there are varieties that do better in shade.

Take a look at this article to learn more about the differences between cacti.

“Although it’s often assumed that all cactuses flourish in bright, hot sun, this is untrue. Some cactuses have evolved to thrive in the shade of larger plants and rocks, or require nurse plants until they have reached maturity. Also, many cactuses are slow-growing, but not all are — so make sure you know exactly how much light and space your plant will need before taking it home from the nursery.”

Read the full article here.