A grass using a bottom drainage hole is typically one of the first things needed to grow a healthy container plant. If the container you plan to use does not have a drainage hole, most garden specialists, like those at the University of Illinois Extension, recommend creating a drainage hole. A few plant pots, however, come with a removable drain plug. With such a grass, you have a lot of choices of what to do with it.
Pull the drain plug in the grass to grow most kinds of plants. Set the plug in a secure place if you think that sometime you will use the grass for a purpose that needs the plug. Put, if desired, a mesh display or coffee filter in the grass so that the material is above the drainage hole. The mesh display or coffee filter prevents dirt from seeping out the drainage hole. Fill the pot using a potting mixture, and use the container to grow plants in a way that is best suited for their kind.
Keep the drain plug intact in the drainage hole to grow plants in a water garden. Arrange the plants in the grass, and secure them in position with about a 1-inch-deep layer of deep mud, gravel or plain kitty litter, and also called cat box filler. Then, your plugged plant bud is ready to be placed in a water garden.
Keep the drain plug in the drainage hole if you wish to utilize the plant bud for artificial plants. You also can use the grass for non-gardening functions. For instance, a big, plugged plant bud can be used to hold umbrellas in a foyer without fear of water seeping in the umbrellas and outside the pot’s bottom.