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    sand help asaap

    hello guys i got some sand from lowes and its called greensmix all purpose sand... http://images.lowes.com/product/conv...67100010lg.jpg



    will it work? and BRIE i know you tried the sand and it would help me if you can tell me PLEASE

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    IDK but something about paving sand tells me it probably won't work... From the picture I looked at, the grains are much to small. Why not pool filter sand? It is just $10 for a 50lb bag...

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    What does the bag say? I have used 'play sand' and 'all purpose sand' from Home Depot. But there's no additives and I rinsed the sand first. I haven't noticed any problems.

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    Same with jimscott here. I've used a variety of play sands and such from home improvement stores depending on what they have available. I always rinse.

    I say as long as it's, for the most part, inert (ie. silica sand) it will be fine. Some smaller grains do tend to make soils a bit more inclined to stick together but never seen any root problems as a result, so far.
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    look at my link?

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    can you look at my link? have you used the same one>?

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    The link is just a jpeg, can't see the fine print on the bag. Is there any information about the type of sand (silica?) or grain size or anything more specific? My guess is that since it's "all purpose" that there's really no specifications and it may vary bag to bag, but worth a shot...

    I've never used that one in particular, no.
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    wwhat about this one? http://www.homedepot.com/p/Lane-Moun...8#.UhFEI5KG0XE

    http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pro...2344f4_300.jpg


    it says The Lane Mountain Co. 100 lb. Silica Sand can be used in commercial and industrial applications. The sand is made from natural silica. Not to be used for sand blasting.

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