Debco Horticultural Sand 5L: Enhancing Your Potting Mixes
Debco Horticultural Sand 5L is a premium additive designed to improve the quality and effectiveness of your potting mixes. This ready-to-use horticultural sand is perfect for gardeners seeking to create their own mixtures for various plant types.
Features and Benefits
- Water Distribution: Horticultural Sand helps distributed water evenly in potting and planting mixes, preventing dry areas within the mix.
- Increased Porosity: The sand opens up soils, providing better drainage and aeration for plants like cacti, succulents, orchids, and propagated cuttings.
- Quality Sourcing: Horticultural Sand is obtained from mined sands to ensure it is free from pathogens and diseases.
- Usable Year-Round: Debco Horticultural Sand can be used during any month of the year to enhance your potting mixtures.
- Customisable Mixtures: Create your desired blends for seed raising mixes or regular potting mixes, adjusting the sand ratio to suit your needs.
How to Use
- To create a Seed Raising Mix, blend 8.5L of Peat Moss (85%) with 1.5L of Horticultural Sand (15%). Add 250ml of Vermiculite as a fine layer on top of the mix.
- To create a Regular Potting Mix, blend 8L of Regular Potting Mix (80%) with 2L of Horticultural Sand (20%). This will open the mix, distribute water evenly, and add weight to prevent the pot from tipping over.
Aqua Gardening Suggests These are Best For
Debco Horticultural Sand is ideal for use with a variety of applications, such as seed raising mixes, regular potting mixes, and adding weight to potting mixes to prevent tall, top-heavy plants from blowing or tipping over.
Notes from Aqua Gardening
- This product contains microorganisms, so avoid breathing dust or mists. Wear a particulate mask if it is dusty.
- We recommend always wearing gloves when gardening, maintaining product moisture when handling, and washing hands immediately following use.
- Read the detailed warning label on the bag before using Debco Horticultural Sand.
FAQsWhat is Debco Horticultural Sand and what are its main benefits?
Debco Horticultural Sand is a premium-grade additive for gardeners who want to create their own mixes. Its primary benefits include distributing water evenly in potting and planting mixes, increasing porosity by opening soils for sufficient drainage and aeration, and being sourced from mined sands to ensure it is pathogen & disease-free.When should I use Debco Horticultural Sand?
Debco Horticultural Sand can be used all year round, as it is suitable for use in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December.Which plants are most suited for using Debco Horticultural Sand in their potting mix?
Horticultural Sand is most suitable for plants like cacti & succulents, orchids, and propagated cuttings, as it provides proper drainage and aeration. You can also use it to add weight to potting mixes for tall, top-heavy plants to prevent them from blowing or tipping over.How can I create a seed raising mix and a regular potting mix using Debco Horticultural Sand?
To create a seed raising mix, blend 8.5L of Peat Moss (85%) with 1.5L of Horticultural Sand (15%), then add 250ml of Vermiculite as a fine layer on top of the mix. For a regular potting mix, blend 8L of regular potting mix (80%) with 2L of Horticultural Sand (20%) to open the mix and distribute water evenly, adding weight and preventing the pot from tipping over.Are there any safety precautions I should take when using Debco Horticultural Sand?
Yes, since this product contains micro-organisms, it's important to avoid breathing dust or mists and wear a particulate mask if dusty. We recommend always wearing gloves when gardening, keeping the product moist when handling, and washing hands immediately after use. Make sure to read the detailed warning label on the bag before using.
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