Hydro-Mats

Hydro-Mats

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Exclusive | Cut Your Watering Chores by 80%

  • Handy mats let you water potted plants less frequently
  • Fabric contains polymer crystals that absorb water, then release it slowly to plants as they need it
  • Mats can be trimmed to fit your container or hanging basket
  • Choose pre-cut mats or a 15' roll

When we first tested these water-absorbing mats, the results seemed too good to be true. So we asked some of our customers to try them, and they gave Hydro-Mats rave reviews! Each individual mat holds a full quart of water, wicking it up almost instantly and then releasing it slowly, so you water weekly instead of daily. Choice of a set of eight 7" x 7" mats or a 15' L x 21-3/4" W roll.

  • Made of poly-spun fabric with polymer crystals
  • Set of eight 7" x 7" mats or 15' L x 21-3/4" W roll
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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Hydro-Mats
 
4.4

(based on 258 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Conserves water (173)
  • Easy to use (31)
  • Durable (10)
  • Weather proof (10)
  • Adjustable settings (6)

Cons

  • Inefficient (8)
  • Leaks (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor garden (129)
  • Household plants (81)
  • Hanging baskets (24)
  • Outdoors (16)
  • Summer fun (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (178), Getting started (23), Midrange shopper (20), Master gardener (19), Budget shopper (9)
    • I Am A:
    • Family older kids (18), Couple no kids (8), Single female (3)

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5.0

Great to use in planting with cocoa mats

By Farmgirl

from Sandy Lake, PA

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Holds Moisture
  • Lasts All Season

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about Hydro-Mats:

    I have been using hydro-mats for the past several years and always plant my hanging baskets with this product. Plants retain moisture much longer and grow better when using the hydro-mats. Cut hydro-mat material to fit the inside of a pot or cocoa mat and place soil on top. Also makes clean-up at end of season easier. When using hydro mats, cocoa mats can be re-used over and over. The big roll is great, can be cut to fit any size container. I love this product and highly recommend it!

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    • Family Older Kids
     
    5.0

    Awesome product!

    By Crazy gardener

    from Belle Plaine, MN

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to use
    • Very Versatile
    • Works great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Containers
      • Outdoors

      Comments about Hydro-Mats:

      This is the best product to help keep my container pots from constantly needing watering. I put this in all my pots so I only have to water every other day unless it rains. I buy a whole roll to use for my 40 plus containers. It is the one product I don't want to be without!

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      • Family Older Kids
       
      1.0

      Useful but fell apart

      By SFHobbyFarmer

      from Santa Fe, New Mexico

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Hydro-Mats:

          Didn't last a season. I have a greenhouse where I start plants and this didn't last. I need something that keeps water in it for more than a day.

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          • Couple No Kids
           
          4.0

          sounds too good to be true

          By RockyL

          from Central PA

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • SAVES TIME
          • Saves Water

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hanging Baskets
            • Planters

            Comments about Hydro-Mats:

            Have used this kind of product from Gardner's Supply for years. This style is thinner & I am looking forward to seeing if these are as effective. Previously - the hydro-mats lasted all season and really kept my plants moist even with infrequent watering during the hot days of August.

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            • Family Older Kids
             
            4.0

            Hanging basket water solution

            By Her mother's daughter

            from Steilacoom, WA

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Convenient
            • Holds Water Well
            • Simple to Use

            Cons

            • Can Show Above Soil

            Best Uses

            • Hanging Baskets
            • Porous Planters

            Comments about Hydro-Mats:

            I bought this product specifically to use in a very porous planter. When I watered it prior to using the hydro-mat, the soil would dry out quickly and the plants would die. I really liked the planter, so I gave the mats a try. We have had a week of 80 degree weather and the plants in this planter are thriving. The product does exactly what it's supposed to do. If you don't trim the mat enough, the water absorbing stuff expands and burbles over the soil. This is probably more an operator error than a problem with the product.

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            • Family Older Kids
             
            3.0

            Not Quite What It Says

            By Beth

            from Middleburg, VA

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to use

            Cons

            • Does Not Retain Water

            Best Uses

            • Outdoors
            • Planters

            Comments about Hydro-Mats:

            I had been waiting to try these. My first use was in a hanging basket with a cocoa liner and petunias, I can't say I notice any difference in the water retention. I an still watering the same amount. I am going to try therein another flower pot before I render my judgement on whether or not they work as specified. But so far, I'm disappointed with them and had really hoped these would work as described.

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            • Family Young Kids
             
            2.0

            I wish that I knew!

            By Parched in Michigan

            from MIchigan

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Hydro-Mats:

                  I had ordered these watering plants in time for planting season (I HAD THOUGHT)... HOWEVER, I did not recieve the item until very late in the planting season and I had to plant my flowers without these watering pads. I was very disappointed. The shipping notice that I had received had said that my item would arrive in time.. but it never came until weeks later. Very frustrating. I have not had a good experience with this company yet. :(

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                  • Couple No Kids
                   
                  5.0

                  my fuschias look great

                  By New retiree Sophia

                  from San Diego, CA

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Assemble

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about Hydro-Mats:

                    Used these in all my hanging pots and my plants have never done so well! They are alive and healthy rather than limp and straggly

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                    • Family Older Kids
                     
                    4.0

                    A water-saving device that works

                    By Plant-prolific Kathy

                    from West Chester, Pa.

                    About Me Budget Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Assemble

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Outdoors

                      Comments about Hydro-Mats:

                      Product just needs to be put in place when you set up a container. Will be eager to see if you get more than one season...

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                      • Family Older Kids
                       
                      5.0

                      Fantastic product!

                      By Rocky

                      from Central PA

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Conserves water
                      • Durable
                      • Great For Hanging Baskets
                      • Works well

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Hanging Baskets
                        • Planters

                        Comments about Hydro-Mats:

                        I buy these EVERY spring. They are so helpfulin conserving water while helping maintain plant hydration - especially in planters and hanging baskets that dry out easily.
                        I often recommend this product to others.

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                        • Family Older Kids

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