Filling the bottom of the pot with rocks, crushed aluminum cans, packing peanuts or clay potshards doesn't really work. Soil falls through the cracks which clogs the drain holes and prevents roots from breathing and water from draining. And when it's time to empty the pot, you have a big mess.
Simply fill up to one-third of the container with Better Than Rocks. Your potted plant will be as lightweight as possible, require less soil, and have excellent drainage for healthier plants.
When you place Better Than Rocks at the bottom of your container, it serves two very important purposes that are vital to growing strong, healthy plants:
Use Better Than Rocks for all your container gardens, and you will enjoy lighter pots, better drainage and healthier plants.
Please note this video depicts the original color of Better Than Rocks.The new product is a lighter shade of green.
We’ve compared how the plants respond by having Better Than Rocks in the pot to other pot fillers and the plants just do much better. They grow much faster and at the end of the season they are bigger yet they aren’t heat stressed.
– Starla Enger, Garden Center Owner – Hudson, Wisconsin
Please note this video depicts the original color of Better Than Rocks. The new product is a lighter shade of green.
We are very satisfied with the Better Than Rocks product. In fact, we had been using rocks to fill the bottom of our pots to improve drainage. I probably never put in enough rocks to provide the necessary level of drainage because I didn’t want the pots to be too heavy to move. The larger pots always had to be positioned before we started the filling process. Those concerns are not the priority they used to be. We now have a consistent method of providing good drainage for our containers and at the same time we’ve shaved several pounds off the weight of each filled container. It is time to transplant several of our container plants and we decided this would be the perfect time to continue our transition to Better Than Rocks. We use it for both indoor and outdoor containers. Now that you’ve solved the problem with the bottoms of our pots, maybe you can come up with a solution for preventing the deer from grazing on the tops of our containers. Seriously, we are very happy with Better Than Rocks and would highly recommend it.
Just want to say that I have been using Better Than Rocks for two years and it works great! Drainage is so important and as the name says, Better Than Rocks it certainly is. Love it especially in my large decorator pots. I can’t wait till spring.
Your Better Than Rocks really worked great last year. I was able to move those big pots around by myself and my flowers really grew!!
Touted as The Container Drainer, Better Than Rocks is a lightweight recycled (and reusable) mesh that is effective in keeping soil and roots from becoming water logged, and keeps the soil from washing away through drainable holes. Take it from me, this container is a whole lot lighter than one with rocks!