A beautiful garden is an essential component of a thriving property. Therefore, it is to your benefit to keep your landscaping in optimal condition and Green Landscape Supply is here to help you! We have various landscaping materials available, including sand.
Did you know that sand is a valuable element in landscaping? At Green Landscape Supply, we have a variety of sand types available. If you do not know which one to pick, our knowledgeable team can guide you to the perfect solution for your needs.
Why Sand Is a Valuable Landscaping Material
Sand is a fantastic material to use for mulching because it does not absorb moisture and acts as an insulator, allowing water to pass through to the topsoil below while blocking the sun’s rays that would otherwise cause evaporation. Sand mulch works wonders to hold the moisture in the soil longer, which prevents your garden from drying out.
Sand is porous, making it efficient at letting water pass through. This quality makes it ideal for improving drainage around paving stones or under paving. Furthermore, you can mix it with other soils to improve soil density for better nutrient access, and to ensure that the earth is properly aerated.
Sand can increase the aesthetics of your garden. The contrast between the greenery and white sand is lovely, fresh and bold. Sand also offers a uniform look and requires minimal upkeep compared to other landscaping materials.
Sand prevents weed growth and protects the topsoil from pests like fungus and gnats. Flies do not like dry substrate. They want a moist layer of soil in which to lay their eggs. As for the weeds, if some do grow, the sand makes it easier for you to pull them out.
There are many more advantages of using sand, like its cooling effect, durability (it does not rot) and affordability. However, while all sand has similar characteristics that make it valuable, there are different types and each has its place. At Green Landscape Supply, we carry a variety of quality sand: granite dust, river sand and white sand.
Granite Dust, River Sand, and White Sand – What’s the Difference?
Granite dust, aka decomposed granite or stone dust, consists of fine particles of granite stone. At Green Landscape Supply, our most popular soil mixes contain granite dust. It offers the mixture additional nutrients and improves the soil’s drainage capabilities. We also sell it separately for use in paving or other landscaping applications.
River sand – the result of thousands of years of natural erosion – is ideal for landscaping and construction projects that require a stable element that provides drainage. It is also suitable for making concrete and paver stones.
White sand varies in type depending on its origin and the rock material it contains. It is light-colored (brighter and more uniform than river sand) and made of tiny and fine granules, giving it a more consistent texture. It is ideal for play areas like sandboxes, playgrounds and volleyball courts, or anywhere people will be walking barefooted because it is soft to the touch.
A Stunning Landscape Begins with Quality Materials
Come see us at Green Landscape Supply when you need premium sand for your project. You can trust us to have the best selection because we only carry top-quality landscape supplies. In addition, our experienced team is ready to help you execute your landscaping plans – from product selection to determining the amount you will need to scheduling convenient delivery to your site.
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