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Question by  Laurie89 (82)

Why do people add sand to soil?

Does it help the quality of the soil?


Answer by  timeismoney (994)

Sand permits water to flow through soil to get to plant roots. Sand also loosens soil, making it easier for plant roots to break through soil and establish themselves.


Answer by  KymBerly (447)

Sand is added to change he texture of the soil or ground. This can keep the soil from hardening too much, and many landscapers use it under patios and walls.


Answer by  rightlight (1053)

Adding sand to soil helps make stiff soils, such as clay, become more porous and crumbly. It is an expensive but effective way to aerate soil.

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