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Using paving sand removed from Block paving in Clay soil beds

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Hysteresis, 17 Jul 2016.

  1. Hysteresis

    Hysteresis

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    I have just removed about 100kg of paving sand from cleaning a block paving drive. I can of course dispose of it at a local disposal site, but I have some Beds with heavy clay soil. would it be OK to dig this paving sand into these beds. I know the norm is to use sharp sand but disposing of this paving sand would be far more convenient.
     
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    I'd be wary of doing that unless you know it's never been exposed to pathclear type weedkillers...
     
  3. Hysteresis

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    Good Point Chud, never thought of that. I am pretty sure Pathclear hasn't been used but maybe in small areas several years ago. Do you think Pathclear residues would be washed through after say a year or does this stuff linger?
    Judging from your advice, I think disposal is the safest thing to do.
    Thanks so much for your advice.
     
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    I've no idea how long it lasts but you might find residues would stunt or hamper growth even if they don't kill outright.
     
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    Thanks for your advice. It's not really worth the chance to use it so I will now dispose of the sand at the local disposal site.
    Thanks again for your advice.
     
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