Potted plants look great outdoors on porches, patios, and decks; but they can dry out quickly during the hot summer months. When mixed into the soil of potted plants, Scotts Miracle-Gro Water Storing Crystals solve this problem by expanding to store many times their weight in water, which prevent potted plants from drying out as quickly.

Water Storing Crystals are available at The Home Depot.

Watch the video above to find out more.


You know, I like hanging plants, but to be honest they’re difficult to keep watered because they’re surrounded all the time by air, and the water evaporates out of the soil. Well I’ll tell you what, those smart folks over at Miracle-Gro have come up with a good solution.

Now this is Water Storing Crystals, and when you mix these with the soil, what they do is they will absorb water to twice their size – if not more – and then they store that water and release it back into the soil over time. So what does this do? It helps eliminate the use of a lot of water to keep your plants watered, it can help reduce over watering, under watering, and if you live in areas where say the climate is prone to drought or high heat, this helps keep water in the soil.

So this helps really eliminate a lot of those problems if you, like me, have a hard time watering your plants.

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Jodi Marks

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Jodi Marks is a construction expert and television personality who’s always on the lookout for ways to make a job easier as she hosts “Best New Products” for Today’s Homeowner. After obtaining a degree in psychology, she joined her father's construction company as a project manager. Jodi's career in television began when she was selected to co-host the series Fix It Up! on Home and Garden Television (HGTV). She went on to host several other shows on HGTV, Turner South, and TBS, and co-created The Tile Doctor series with Paul Wilson. Jodi also earned her general contractor's and real estate licenses in Georgia and has been renovating and flipping houses.

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