Better Than Rocks

12" x 12" Twin Pack Case of 10

Reviews (4.9 out of 5 Grommets)

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Seems to work well.

6/7/2015 by Mary Anne

Put it in some planters--seems to be working well!


Great product

5/26/2015 by Joanne

Love the better than rocks squares. They work terrific.
Have reordered and would buy again.


Just reordered

6/20/2016 by Robert

Really works better than rocks an adds no weight to container


Great Idea

8/17/2015 by Kathy

I like these a lot. So much easier and effective than using rocks. I repotted all my ailing succulents using this material. They all perked up cuz I can't drown them anymore.

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The Better Than Rocks Story

Better Than Rocks - Planter Drainage Material

This gardener's tool rocks

Container gardens are magical. Whether they’re made up of colorful flowers or stunning foliage, they can turn an ordinary rooftop into an urban paradise, or transform a bare front porch into an inviting retreat. Smart gardeners know that the key to keeping plants healthy is good drainage. Traditionally this means lining the bottom of planters with rocks, which makes the containers heavy and unwieldy and can quickly turn a green thumb into a pain in the back.

Enter John and Sarah Hoggatt, who discovered that the recycled plastic mesh John’s brother-in-law patented as a building material could
double as lightweight, eco-friendly drainage at the bottom of a flower pot. Better Than Rocks works just like rocks do, allowing water to flow freely, yet trapping needed moisture inside the pot. Presto! Pots are pounds lighter, making it easy to rotate them according to your plants’ sunshine needs. The result: a lush, long lasting garden you can enjoy all summer long and no more back pain. As a bonus, Better Than Rocks is also conveniently reusable. Simply shake out, hose off, and you’re ready for the next planting. Read More Read Less