“Using Smart Pot fabric lining does it right the first time.”
“I’ve been using custom produced Smart Pot fabric for urban garden installations primarily for private gardening clients. I developed a way to use milk crates to install rooftop gardens around the city, using their Smart Pot fabric as liners, and it works great!
Clients want gardens that don’t require loads of maintenance – having to go up to the roof and water 3 times a day, or repairing ripped up fabric from the elements and tool damage. And I want to provide that for them with the easiest installation possible. The Smart Pot liners are awesome helping to do all this.
I used to use landscape fabric liners, but it was a huge problem cutting out the fabric to size, lining the milk crates, and making sure you’re not losing soil over the the edge. They didn’t allow for a lot of error, puncturing easily with basic garden tools and moving around, losing valuable growing space and soil.
But the Smart Pot liners are custom fit for my milk crates, so I can just place them right in and roll the edges over the top for a snug fit. And the fabric is almost indestructible. I literally took a hand cultivator to try my hardest to rip the thing and it wouldn’t rip. That’s really great for knowing you’re not going to have to replace it any time soon, or lose soil through puncture holes.
The Smart Pot liners have great water retention, too, which is really important. Growing crops like tomatoes in containers is a lot easier if you’re not worried about keeping up with the water.
They’re a little more money up front, but they are definitely worth it in the long run. If you’re planning on installing the garden you plan to have around for a while, get invested. People ask me all the time, “How do you do this?” I tell them, “Well, you could do it with landscape fabric, or you can do it the easy way.” It’s best to do it right the first time. Using Smart Pot fabric lining does it right the first time, the easy way. I recommend them to everyone.”