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Drainage for Potted Plants and What to Put in Planters

Plastic Bottles
Plastic Bottles

Recycle your plastic bottles by using them at the bottom of your big containers. Your flowers and plants will love the extra breathing room inside. Learn about planting an organic whiskey barrel garden.

Packing Peanuts
Packing Peanuts

Reuse your Styrofoam packing peanuts as filler for large pots. Packing peanuts create drainage and are built to last. At the bottom of a container, they will prevent your plants from drowning in too much water.

Wood Chips
Wood Chips

Don’t have enough of the previous two ingredients? Try wood chips or pine bark nuggets. Inside a planter or window box, wood chips will break down into more soil over time.

Landscape Rocks
Landscape Rocks

Not only do landscape river rocks and pea pebbles create great drainage, they also help weigh down your containers if tipping is a concern.