Lightweight Filler for Pots
- Recycle Plastics. Plastic Water/Soda Bottles. …
- Reuse Packing Materials. …
- Unused Plastic Pots Turned Upside Down.
- Recycled Crushed Cans.
- Natural Materials. …
- Recycled Cardboard, Newspaper (Also for short term use only.)
Likewise, people ask, does gravel help with drainage in potted plants?
Most plants can not survive with thier roots in wet soil. … Sadly, yes the common belief is that a layer of gravel in the bottom of pots will improve drainage and keep the soil from coming out the bottom holes. The truth is this extra layer of material hinders drainage.
Additionally, are you supposed to put rocks in the bottom of a planter?
In general, it’s not necessary to put rocks in the bottom of plant pots. One rock to cover the drainage hole is enough – just enough so that the soil doesn’t leach out of the bottom but water can flow freely through the pot. Putting rocks in plant pots doesn’t aid drainage or improve air circulation.