Asked on Mar 10, 2019

What material can I use in the bottom of the containers?

Emy Flint | Semigloss DesignLynn SorrellCarol-Ann
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I have a few new very large containers for annual flowers and azaleas. What material can I use in the bottom of the containers (other than pebbles) for better drainage?

4 answers
  • Beth Foster
    Beth Foster
    on Mar 10, 2019

    A cut up poole noodle. Great for drainage and makes the pot lighter too.

    • Beth Foster
      Beth Foster
      on Mar 11, 2019

      Your welcome. I like to keep mine light to move them around or into the garage if it gets too cold. Although the peanuts work i prefer the pool noodles because they dont seem to pack down as much. I get mine at dollar store or wait until the end of the season when they are on sale and stock up

  • Carol-Ann
    Carol-Ann
    on Mar 10, 2019

    Fill your container with styrofoam blocks or peanut, then your soil. This way you are recycling and the containers will be easier to move.

  • Lynn Sorrell
    Lynn Sorrell
    on Mar 11, 2019

    styrofoam packing peanuts lightweight

  • You can use other things as well. I've used scrap wood, but recycling would work as well, like crumpled plastic bottles and cans.

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