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Put Heavy Pots on Wheels

Do you have large pots that are difficult to move? Just put them on wheels!

Many garden centers offer plant dollies or plant caddies, most simply saucers on wheels. And if you can’t find one locally, you can order one on the Internet. Most are large enough for mid-size to large plants, allowing you to move them where you want and to give them a regular quarter turn with a minimum of effort.

And you can easily make your own plant dolly if you want: just add 3 or 4 wheels, available at any hardware store, to a square section of board, glue a plant saucer on top and you’re off to the races!

Article originally published on July 31, 2015.
Illustration by Claire Tourigny, from the book Les 1500 trucs du jardinier paresseux.

Garden writer and blogger, author of more than 60 gardening books, the laidback gardener, Larry Hodgson, lives and gardens in Quebec City, Canada. The Laidback Gardener blog offers more than 2,500 articles to passionate home gardeners, always with the goal of demystifying gardening and making it easier for even novice gardeners. If you have a gardening question, enter it in Search: the answer is probably already there!

2 comments on “Put Heavy Pots on Wheels

  1. A couple of years back, we did this with everything in our garage – tool benches, cabinets, etc. We put wheels on it all so when we want to move things around or clean, we just push. 🙂

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