Sedum is rather low maintenance perennial if you know what it requires and the conditions that it should be planted in. Sedum requires a sunny home that allows for decent drainage. If the area where you desire to plant Sedum doesn't provide these features, you can improve the area with compost the fix the problem. However, you shouldn't create soil that is too fertile or upright Sedum may flop. Therefore, as long as the soil is airy and provides drainage, the Sedum will adapt and thrive in it. It does best in a sandy loam soil.Because Sedum is sensitive to rich soil, it is generally suggested that you shy away from using chemicals or fertilizers, as these too will cause damage to the plant.
When you are first growing Sedum, they often prefer a dry start. After they have adjusted themselves to their new home or have begun to grow in the spring, it is alright to provide them with supplemental waterings. The great thing about Sedum is that, once established, they require very little attention. They don't even require frequent waterings after they have matured and have established themselves in the soil. If you live in an arid environment and don't receive much rain, Sedum is perfect because it is drought tolerant. Though, as stated before, they generally only require supplemental waterings in the most dire of situations. They should not be provided excessive water if the soil doesn't dry quickly enough.
Sedum is often used as a ground cover or as erosion control. Different varieties also provide great texture for garden beds and provide winter interest when the rest of your foliage and blooms have begun to wither and die. Depending on the variety and your climate, Sedum blooms rather late and is, therefore, a go to for any garden who wants to spice up their garden when most others are beginning to dim.