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    APS alternative

    Evidently "Turface" is the same thing but packaged for ball field/golf course use, and it's much cheaper at around $15-20USD for a 50lb bag!

    Schultz also sells it repackaged as a clay soil improver for a lower price then their APS packaged product.

    just a heads up for those who love APS but dont love the price

    do your homework, google is your friend
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    Lol, nice find.

    For pings, 1:1 sand/perlite works just as well. Mix in some iron oxide and you're good to go.

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    Awesome! At that price I might not need perlite anymore. Nice tip, Av.
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    Great timing on this - I'm currently planning subbing this stuff for perlite in all my mixes. But - I cannot for the life of me find a reasonable source. I can find it online at orchid supply stores - but they jack up the price. There is only one place, an irrigation supply store, that sells Turface my area, and it's one heck of a drive, so much so it's not worth it.

    Anyone have any luck finding a decent source online? Otherwise, I'll just go pick up some APS as at least that's fairly easy to get.

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    Maybe try construction suppliers instead of agricultural businesses? You could also call your local golf courses/baseball fields and asking if they use it. If they do, they might be able to order an extra unit for you with their next shipment.
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    It all worked out. The local HD was clearing out some stock, and I snagged 3 bags of APS for $4 each. I can live with that.

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