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Try Gravel As A Pot Topper!

Try using gravel for great drainage in all kinds of planters and then finish of the look by topping the soil.  Nice!
It's very common for most gardeners to grab a few stones, pieces of broken clay pottery or pot filler, to cover the drain hole in the bottom of most garden planters.  If you choose to go this route we suggest adding a thin layer of pebble gravel.  Any of these products will help the soil drain but still keep it from running out the bottom of the pot and getting your deck or patio surface dirty.


You also don't want any standing water in the bottom of your garden pots or the roots of your plants will rot.  Gravel can also be used to help with the draining of the soil.  Just add some to the soil mix, toss it gently and it helps the soil drain better.  We love to see cacti, succulents and bulbs grown in gravel & water only.  It creates a unique look.


Try top-dressing your planters with colorful gravel.  It not only is attractive but it really keeps the potting soil from drying out as fast.  Gravel as a pot topper also helps to keep water and soil from splashing up on the plants.


You can find colorful gravels that look decorative and beautiful at most garden center or aquarium outlets.  Don't leave your potted plants looking good when they can look GREAT!!!
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Post Last Updated: 12/21/2016 3:05:03 PM 

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