The Bottom Line
- Well made
- Keeps decks and floors from staining or rotting under pots
- Helps garden pot drainage
- Allows pots to slide
- A little pricey, but worth it
- Hard plastic dome with 'non-skid' rubber grip that suctions to pot
- Come in four colors, Lime, Chocolate, Cobalt and Cherry
- Four Pot Pads per package
- Plastic dome allows garden pots to slide across most surfaces
- $6.00 for four Pot Pads
- Four Pot Pads hold up to 3000 pounds
- Each Pot Pad is approx. 2" wide x 3/4" thick
Guide Review - Pot Pads
I came to pot feet fairly late in my container gardening career and now can't live without them. I put them under almost every pot I have. First of all they save your deck, or whatever surface you have your garden pots sitting on. Secondly, they can save your plants from drowning, by elevating the bottom of the pot so that the drainage holes don't clog and water can drain out freely.
Pot Pads do all this and more. They are the first pot feet that I've seen that, once they are put under your container garden, let you slide your pot around without lifting it up. For me, this is a huge advantage, because I'm always shifting my pots around - adding new ones and rearranging the ones I have.
Pot Pads are well made and come in very groovy colors, though when they are at work, you don't see them. I use them both inside and out. I keep my indoor plants in dishes which I rest on pot feet - to keep them off my wood floors.
Though it's sort of counterintuitive, when you are setting up your Pot Pads, you put the rubber part on the bottom of the pot and the plastic, colored dome sits on the floor or deck. To be honest, it took me a minute of head scratching before I figured this out.
The manufacturer recommends using four pot feet per planter.