Planter Drainage Material - Roll

By Better Than Rocks

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Material for more effective weight ventilation and drainage in plants.

  • Material: 100% recycled plastic
  • Keeps soil in, let excess water out
  • Less soil is required, saves money
  • Fits containers of any size or shape
  • Reusable year after year
  • Made in Canada

9 Reviews (4.6 out of 5 Grommets)

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Best potting invention


I am SO pleased with the purchase of Better Than Rocks. This product is practical, convenient and best of all ~ reusable! My window box plantinganting seems to be doing great with the Better Than Rocks. I even tried it in a repotting of my houseplant. I used the small pieces and corners left over from pots. I have plenty left from the generous roll.More > < Less


planter drainage material


I wanted to try this in the large pots I had outside, but got carried away with the indoor plants instead. I purchased because I was tired of rocks falling out of my pots. I like working with it and will buy more for my other pots.More > < Less


Better Than Rocks


Works great to take up space in the bottom of a large planter.


Great product


This material works great to keep dirt and rocks from blocking drain holes. Makes planters much lighter and can be cut to fit any size and shape. Uses much less potting soil and is reusable.More > < Less




This is so much easier and more useful than all the gravel and rocks we have gone through.

I can lift the pots now!

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Better Than Rocks - Planter Drainage Material

About Better Than Rocks

This gardener's tool rocks

Container gardens are magical. Whether they’re made up of colorful flowers or stunning foliage, they can turn an ordinary rooftop into an urban paradise, or transform a bare front porch into an inviting retreat. Smart gardeners know that the key to keeping plants healthy is good drainage. Traditionally this means lining the bottom of planters with rocks, which makes the containers heavy and unwieldy and can quickly turn a green thumb into a pain in the back.

Enter John and Sarah Hoggatt, who discovered that the recycled plastic mesh John’s brother-in-law patented as a building material could double as lightweight, eco-friendly drainage at the bottom of a flower pot. Better Than Rocks works just like rocks do, allowing water to flow freely, yet trapping needed moisture inside the pot. Presto! Pots are pounds lighter, making it easy to rotate them according to your plants’ sunshine needs. The result: a lush, long lasting garden you can enjoy all summer long and no more back pain. As a bonus, Better Than Rocks is also conveniently reusable. Simply shake out, hose off, and you’re ready for the next planting.