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Pre-Cut Planter Drainage Material

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  • Materials: 100% recycled plastic
  • Care: If plant roots are growing through product, allow to dry out completely before attempting to remove
  • Twin Pack includes 2 pre-cut squares
  • Healthier plants: Roots receive the proper amount of moisture and air
  • Easy to use: Pre-cut in squares of varying sizes
  • Keep soil in, let excess water out
  • Saves money: Less soil required. Even makes your planters lighter
  • Layer in the bottom of planters, window boxes, and indoor and outdoor containers for optimal drainage
  • Reusable year after year
  • Fits containers of any size or shape. Can be cut down smaller
  • Made in Canada
  • Dimensions: 8" x 8" x 3"; 10" x 10" x 3"; 12" x 12" x 3" (varies based on size)
  • Weight: 0.3 lb-0.75 lb (varies based on size)


5 avg. (12 reviews)

Potting Winner
11/01/2019 by Virginia
This is wonderful stuff, to help lighten pots....particularly large ones. Stuffing "Better Than Rocks" into the bottom of huge garden pots reduces the weight considerably. This comes two ways: a large roll and pre-cut pieces. While the pre-cut are handier, the large roll is MUCH cheaper, albeit a little difficult to cut. BUT you can cut it to the pot's specific diameter. I highly recommend...particularly if you have difficulty hauling around heavy pots.
Works very well
02/13/2019 by Mary
All my planters are flourishing
07/27/2018 by Terrie
Though expensive
Interesting item
05/03/2017 by Kim M.
I purchased two of these to use in two large 2 feet wide planter pots. I wish I purchased more-- the roll may have been better for my needs. Since I just put them in the pot with soil covering them just last week, I can't really give an assessment of whether or not they work well-- but it was easier and a lot lighter than using gravel/rocks.
I'm very glad I decided to try it!
06/21/2016 by Emily
No more smashing up old pots or hunting in the garden for rocks for drainage. This drainage material really works! It's neat and handy. Just keep some around, and you're always ready to re-pot. I'm very glad I decided to try it.
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Pre-Cut Planter Drainage Material

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Material for more effective weight, ventilation, and drainage in plants, pre-cut in ready to use squares. Comes with 2 per pack.

Better Than 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. more Their Story

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