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What is your experience in building a sand pit?

I am planning to build a sand pit in my backyard. The area measures 200 sq. ft. What do you suggest is the the best approach in preparing the area, choosing the sand, how much sand to use, and laying ...
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Why is sand mixed in when levelling grass?

There are tons of videos on Youtube where they show how to level grass, where most if not all have sand mixed in. Why is sand mixed in? Couldn't I just use the top dressing as is?
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How to make your own horticultular sand?

What are the steps to make your own horticultural sand? I've heard that builders sand is similar, and maybe the only difference is that you might want to wash it with a sieve? I'd like to produce ...
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Are there any complications installing concrete pavers over a natural sand sub-base?

I will be installing a concrete paver patio in the near future, and recently dug 6 post holes in the area of the patio and discovered there is about 6" of topsoil/organic material, then a natural ...
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joint sand as rock dust for compost

This year I'm trying to improve my compost by adding rock dust. I'm having some left over joint sand (meant for plaster joints) and would like to know if this would work too.
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Please ID this grass, shrub or willow in Highlands County Florida

Can somebody help me identify this species. It grows in clusters like a grass, the stock gets to about inch thick and grows straight and solid. Also like a basket willow. But also wondering if this ...
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Can I use white aquarium sand to replace the sand on my substrate?

I want to make a substrate with vermiculite and sand. However, I don't find a small amount of sand to buy where I live. At the market I saw this white sand for aquariums. Does anyone know if I can use ...
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Is this Cutthroat Seep? Panicum Abscissum

I'm in Highland County Florida. Is this Cutthroat Seep (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panicum_abscissum) ? And this which is another lot nearby and seems different. By comparison to what others ...
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How to make well-drained sandy soil from potting mix?

I want to plant sage, which is said to grow best in well-drained "sandy soil". I bought some potting mix from the hardware store. Is off-the-shelf potting mix already sandy, well drained soil? ...
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Lawn on an old sea defence

In our back garden now, we have mostly sandy topsoil sitting on an old Victorian sea defence, which is shingle. We trucked in literally tons of topsoil about 5 years ago, laid turf and all was well ...
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Weed Barrier over tanbark?

We are slowly working to refurbish our landscaping. There is an area next to the driveway the previous owner had covered with weed barrier and tanbark. The barrier is ineffective against weeds, but I ...
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Remove a large sandbox from my yard?

In my backyard there is a 20' x 20' sandbox on a slight incline (0' to 1.5') with an approximate volume of 300 cubic feet (11 cubic yards). The sandbox served as a foundation for an above-ground salt ...