Planter Drainage Material - Jumbo

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
  • Dimensions: When rolled out: 16" x 98"

18 Reviews (4.3 out of 5 Grommets)

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Super drainage, easy to use

4/10/2019 by Katherine

I used three packages of Better Than Rocks to line the bottoms of four extra-large planters on my deck. The material was easy to cut and fit. I used three layers in each pot and was glad for the amount of potting soil saved and for not having to deal with heavy rocks. My pots drain efficiently, and I'm very pleased with my purchase. Worth the expense.More > < Less



3/26/2019 by Melanie

I have been dreading having to buy rocks for three big planters. Buying them, carrying them, putting them in to the planters . . . what a literal pain in the back!

I could not believe that these showed up on the Grommet on that day. I bought a roll immediately and will probably buy another!
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container liners

6/1/2018 by Colleen

I have used this product for several years as a liner for large planting containers. It is a nice filler so it cuts down on the amount of potting soil to use. It also provides excellent drainage.More > < Less


Very useful tool

5/15/2018 by Lynda



Love this

5/11/2018 by Brenda

I have been using cut up pool noodles in my pots to take up space but this product works so much better. I love it and it is easy to use.

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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.