Better Than Rocks

16" x 96" Roll Case of 2

Reviews (4.4 out of 5 Grommets)

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Don't know yet

5/23/2020 by Gail

I think it will be fine. The pots are lighter and I think I will know more at the end of the season.


Not too bad.

7/26/2018 by Angela

Hard to cut but works well.


Makes life easier

11/3/2014 by Desi

Nice product for ease of work and lighter weight. It is very expensive and not necessary, but if you can afford it, I'd buy it.


Wasted material

5/15/2018 by Marguerite

Very difficult to cut



7/25/2018 by Margery

Too much trouble


Vote is still out

6/13/2018 by Susan

Seems like I am watering as much as before. Will have to see.


Too expensive & never found the length & width of roll

1/5/2017 by Tricia

I read all of the comments from the release date, as well as, the product reviews & watched the video. I have yet to learn the area of the roll. For the price, it would have to be much longer than it looks. Although it's not quite as thick, I think I'll stick to the green cut-to-size AC filter I've used for years. It's cheap, it lasts & it works.


Piece of Junk !

10/10/2019 by Barbara

This stuff does NOT drain. After 3 weeks, I dug up my 40" planter to discover this 'mesh' was completely water-logged while the soil had been bone dry throughout. No water had dripped out the planter's drain holes. My plants suffered and I realized I had just spent $42 for nothing. One star minimum required to leave a review here …

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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