We make BIG planters for our yard out of plastic nursery tree pots
covered with pallet boards. This pair are the 15 gallon size.
The below pic shows a 25 gallon planter in the back and a 15 gallon planter in the front.
I gave them a bit of house paint for color but let the rough wood grain show through.
But I couldn't find any plant saucers big enough to put under them until I saw
two trash can lids in the garden shed.
Yes folks, our garden shed holds lots of random stuff like that.
The trash can lids are the perfect size for these big 15 gallon planters
and even bigger ones. I am so jazzed!
I filled them with rubber tire mulch to disguise their true origin,
and they work like a charm!
Now I can water until I see the lids start to fill. No more over or underwatering, EVER!
It is an extremely cheap solution and I am calling it a win win.