Having their own summer cottage, many summer residents are engaged in the cultivation of garden and garden crops. Often a rich crop requires soil fertilizer. To improve fertility in poor soil, it is sometimes useful to add sand. But for this, you need to know which sand to use in the garden.
There are many types of bulk material, but not all of them are equally useful for soil fertility, some can even cause plants harm.
Usually in the country, the building and river views of this bulk material are used.
There is a large amount of clay in the construction sand, it is not fertile, since there are practically no nutrients in it, therefore it is not recommended to use it for fertilizing the soil.
However, many novice gardeners and gardeners use building sand in their suburban areas, not even suspecting that it affects the quality of the soil.
If you want to improve the condition of the land for planting it with garden crops, experts recommend the use of river sand. An admixture of sand in the soil will contribute to the long-term preservation of moisture and the quick rooting of cuttings. In addition, the use of sand to fertilize the soil in the country allows the roots of plants to grow quickly and unhindered. When transplanting plants, gardeners can not worry about the roots being damaged.
You can buy sand in Moscow, fertilize the soil with them and collect rich erysipelas. It is very simple to distinguish river sand from building sand: it is always light, almost white, and loose. If you are offered sand of a reddish color, which at the same time slightly sticks to your hands, be sure that before you are not a river, but construction, quarry sand with a lot of clay.
Unfortunately, river sand is not as easy to obtain as building sand. If you were not able to find it, you can also use construction to fertilize the soil, however, its special treatment is required beforehand. It is advisable to take building sand of a pale red tint, and not red, the lighter it is, the better. In red sand, there are many iron oxides that adversely affect plants.
Sand should be poured into the basin and filled with boiling water, then take a spatula and mix it thoroughly so that all the debris floats to the surface of the water. Drain the dirty water and do so until the water is clear. Dry the sand thoroughly to flowability and use it to fertilize the soil before planting.