Good to know for next year Provide drainage while keeping large pots light: Cut dollar store pool noodles and use as drainage material instead of stones. Large planters will be light enough to move later if needed.
Tips for Moving Heavy Potted Plants Big outdoor planters are a great way to display flowers, but moving them is backbreaking. Here’s a simple way to cut the weight in half, with packing peanuts and improve drainage at the same time.
Make cement cloth planters. Approximately a water/cement ratio. Add drainage holes in the planter before it completely hardens to prevent cracking. You may also want to apply a couple coats of cement sealer after the planter is dry.