You are going to need some double and some single cored cinder blocks, a thick roll of landscape fabric, an adhesive, lots of cactus soil, and of course, some assorted succulents. … Further, you cover the bottom of each of the cinder blocks with a nice landscape fabric and adhere it in place with a strong harware glue.
Also question is, how do you plant succulents in cinder blocks?
Keeping this in view, what can you plant in concrete blocks?
Plants can be grown in cinder blocks. Plants that grow best in cinder blocks are typically those with smaller root systems: radishes, carrots, determinate tomato varieties, and lettuce & other greens. However, in hot climates, the thermal mass of cinder blocks can soil too hot for some plants.
How do you stagger cinder blocks?
Running bond requires that the blocks be staggered over the top of each other. For example, if you are laying one long wall, the first row of blocks will be laid, then the blocks on top of that row will all be staggered over the previous blocks — the end of the top block will stop in the middle of the previous block.
The simplest way to cover a cinder block wall is by using surface bonding cement to create a concrete finish. Concrete helps insulate the building and keep moisture out. It creates a smooth, finished surface you can leave as is or paint.
Stack used cinder blocks into a wall, turning some of them in the middle to create a block that sticks out from the surface. You can plant succulents, ferns or other decorative greenery in these blocks as long as you solve the problem of dirt falling out the bottom of the holes.
Paint the entire wall with a thin coat of a concrete sealer or concrete primer. Apply an even coat with a wide paintbrush. Allow it to dry for four hours or for the time indicated on the sealer label. Paint a thin coat of exterior latex masonry paint or exterior acrylic house paint onto the prepared cinder blocks.
Besser block retaining wall cost can vary from $550 to $750 per square metre, depending on their strength.