Updated: Jun 3, 2022
What is Lava Rock?: Black Lava Rock is a naturally formed, porous, volcanic rock that can be found in Western parts of the United States like California, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado! This igneous rock is created when lava and natural gasses that emerge from erupting volcanoes cool down.
How can Lava Rock help my Plant/Garden?: Using Lava Rock for a potted plant or even an entire garden bed can be extremely advantageous for many reasons! The natural air bubble makes this rock very porous and lightweight, which allows these rocks to quickly absorb moisture. While allowing for easy soil drainage, Lava Rock simultaneously helps retain moisture in the soil, which means less watering for you! This low maintenance rock also provides soil protection and is a weed preventative!