Asked on May 19, 2017

Do I need to line the inside of a garden box with anything ?

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6 answers
  • You don't have to. You can if you wish. I say add some good soil and plant away . . . ⚘🌱🌿
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 19, 2017

    Are there drainage holes in the container?What is the box made out of?
  • Michele Pappagallo
    on May 19, 2017

    You don't have to line a garden box if you don't want to...but here are a few thoughts...if the box is wooden, lining it with plastic will make the wood last longer since it will not be exposed to as much direct moisture. If the box has drainage holes in the bottom (like a window box, etc), you can line the bottom with coffee filters to allow drainage but prevent the soil from leaking out. Good luck!
  • Rob7453153
    on May 19, 2017

    If you have a wooden planter and are concerned that the moist soil will rot the wood you can definitely line your planter with plastic. The drainage on the bottom is what's important, not what's on the sides.
  • Chas' Crazy Creations
    on May 19, 2017

    I don't line my boxes with anything. You want the drainage to be available.
  • Judy
    on May 20, 2017

    If you line the box with something, it can't drain. Put stone on the bottom, and then begin to put layers of peat moss, and good soil. Keep the plant box, in good sunny area, tho be careful, for not all plants can take the heat of the sunshine. Have a great day, J
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