A roll of aluminum foil against an orange background
Home - Garden
Why Filling Your Garden Pots With Aluminum Foil Can Help Your Plants
Crumpling aluminum foil into balls and placing them at the bottom of your flower pots or planters as a filler can be a highly effective gardening hack for several key reasons.
Potting soil can be expensive and heavy, especially for larger containers. Using the foil as a filler reduces the amount of soil needed, addressing both cost and weight concerns.
Additionally, aluminum foil improves drainage, which is crucial for preventing root rot — a condition that occurs when plant roots are submerged in excess water.
The aluminum foil balls help ensure that the soil does not clog the pot's drainage holes, allowing water to exit more efficiently and keeping your plants' roots healthy.