Here is a quick trick to fill your large planters. What a great idea for large planters! When it comes to filling the bottom of your large planters, you want something on the bottom to allow the water to drain out so your roots don’t rot. You might use rocks or pieces of broken pots, but those can be really heavy and you might not be able to move your planter once you add your dirt and plants.
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Instead, cut up old pool noodles and put them on the bottom before you add your dirt and plants. Pool noodles are lightweight and easy to find. They will allow your water to drain out and won’t weigh your planter down. You might even be able to move it around after you have planted it.
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Since this post we have completely redone our backyard including the pool and flower beds. To see how I updated this large outdoor planter by combining it with a wagon wheel rim I pulled out of the trash and painted gourds to make a focal point at the end of my deck, check out Large Planter Updated.
This backyard was years in the making. We redid the pool, took out a tree, added hammocks, put together a fire pit area, added new outdoor furniture including seating, fire table, and Adirondack chairs. We found a new home for the trampoline and this space is finally usable!