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Whether a potting mix drains well or not depends on the characteristics of the components. We have to look carefully at the components of the mix. Many off the shelf products are basically peat and vermiculite and perlite and other stuff which is used extensively by the horticultural industry and for most purposes drains very well because at the microscopic ...


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Don't use sand for the third layer, ants love it. A new home close to the surface but protected. Use stone dust which is crushed gravel and commonly available at outdoor supply stores. You can't easily do anything about the sub surface sand layer. A general rule of thumb is that the more effort you put into having a firm compacted base the better the ...


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That is silica sand (quartz) , if you want truckload quantities look up "Ottawa silica sand".Essentially typical beach sand without the few percent of iron oxides that give beach sand the "sand"color. It comes in many grit sizes , that looks pretty small , I would say too small ( packs too dense ) for aquarium plants. A quick look under ...


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Tanbark (I had never heard of it) appears to be small bits of chipped or shredded wood from a specific tree (usually oak). If you want your pavers to sit evenly, remove the tanbark mulch; over time, it will degrade and cause the pavers to wobble about and slip around, even if you manage to get them looking even in the first place. However, if the paving is ...


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It depends on the type of sand. If it is coarse grained "builder's sand" it will not do any harm, so long as it doesn't contain any contaminants. Builders sand often contains a lot of lime which will mess up your soil pH. It is basically crushed rock, and you have no idea what type of rock it originally was. If it is the fine sand with rounded grains used ...


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