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What kind of sand is good for gardens?
Last Updated: 17th March, 2020
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Simply so, what kind of sand do you use in a garden?
Sandy loam: Sandy loam is considered the ideal garden soil and consists of a mix of the three basic textures. However, don't run out to buy sand to add to your clay soil or vice versa. Mixing sand and clay will give you cement.
Additionally, can I use beach sand in my garden? Yes…it probably can be washed sufficiently. And beach sand generally has rounded edges from being worn down by the waves. Rounded particles tend to pack down, not helping much with drainage when added to potting mix. The smaller the particle, the less effective it is for plants.
Beside this, is sand good for a garden?
Many gardeners compromise by simply sprinkling a little sand on top of their clay soil, but such small amounts do no good; in fact, they actually compact the soil further. It is also highly absorbent; it holds water in the soil longer than many other amendments do, making it especially beneficial in sandy soils.
What kind of sand do you use for potting mix?
Sand adds air space to a potting mix. Builder's sand, or coarse sand, is best. Avoid plaster and fine sands; they create a dense mix.