Root health is one of the most important considerations in plant health. When the roots are thriving they support vigorous and healthy plant growth above. Many plants demand improved drainage over and above the norm and this is where Horticultural Sand comes into its own. It has a variety of essential uses in and around the garden and helps root health in almost all applications. * Some seeds need stimulation to germinate. A gritty, sandy growing medium abrades the seed surface and encourages roots to grow into the compost. Add Horticultural Sand to your sowing mix for enhanced results with difficult seeds.
Many plants can be increased by taking cuttings, but hardwood material that takes longer to form roots may need additional stimulation. Add Horticultural Sand to your cuttings compost and the abrasive action of the sand on the stems will encourage faster and better roots to form.
Compacted lawns become waterlogged and this leads to root damage. By aerating the lawn and brushing Horticultural Sand into the resulting holes, you can improve the drainage of the lawn and enhance the root health of the individual grass plants.
Heavy clay soils can be difficult to cultivate. In wet weather they may become waterlogged and in hot dry weather they can crack and cause root damage below the surface. You can help to break up heavy clay soils by digging in Horticultural sand. It improves the drainage and prevents the clay particles sticking together. Over time the soil becomes easier to work and enhances plant health and root growth.
Uses: Horticultural Sand is ideal for creating the right conditions in a growing medium for taking cuttings. It can also be used as an additive to seed sowing compost. Horticultural Sand can be used to improve the drainage in compacted lawns. It may also be added to heavy soils to help break up clods of clay and can be used on capillary benches in greenhouses.
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