How did you do the bottom?


What did you put in the botton of the cinder blocks to keep the dirt inside?

  10 answers
  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Feb 12, 2021

    Hello. This is a general Q&A posting area, I’m not sure I know which post you are asking about. Have you tired searching?I

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  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Feb 12, 2021

    This would be better posted at the end of the project you saw. But in general, if you are using them as a planter, I dig down the area so that it is level. I also keep plants in their original pot and drop it inside the block.

  • on Feb 12, 2021

    I don't know what specific project you're referring to - but it sounds like landscape fabric would be the right thing to keep soil with cinderblocks.

  • Hi there. Without knowing what post you are specifically interested in, it's hard to tell. If you're referring to this post, they put the pots in the cinder block...not dirt directly in block. Otherwise you could line the holes with plastic.

  • Not sure which project you're referring to, but lining it with landscape fabric should do the trick.

  • Mogie Mogie on Feb 12, 2021

    Please contact the person who posted the project you are questioning. This is a public forum and without more detailed info we can only guess.

  • Betsy Betsy on Feb 12, 2021

    Hi FW: What is the purpose for your block? One thing you might try is to put a plastic bag into the hole, fill it with the sand or dirt and then trim the bag just beneath the top.

    Good luck

  • I would place it where you want it and then use some pebbles at the bottom, then you can fill a little with dirt, then place the flowers in and fill with dirt around the flowers.

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Feb 16, 2021

    Hi there, you can place plastic bags inside the cinder block openings to keep the soil inside. Remember to poke a few drainage holes in the bags first before adding your plants

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 17, 2021


    If on solid ground the soil will stay in!