A: The Mosser Lee Black Sand is not lava sand, as it is illegal to sell black volcanic sand. Our sand is a by-product of the coal burning industry called 'Slag'. It is non-toxic and safe for any application.
A: I suppose you could of you really wanted to. It would wash away very easily. The bags are small, you would need a whole lot of them.
A: I don't see why not if you're putting on top of landscape fabric (because it's so fine). However, I purchase it for indoor plants to kill fungus knats.
A: Probably? I do use this sand to put on top of my plants in plant pots that I keep indoors and they do great. I’m not sure if your flower bed is outdoors but I’m not sure if it gets windy, if the sand might blow away? I wouldn’t use play sand since that stuff just cements into the soil and at least indoors when I tried doing play sand or construction sand on top of my soil, it compacted my soil so much that my plants got root rot and died. This sand though works great for me with my indoor plants.
A: Thank you for your question. The Mosser Lee Black Sand can be used in a flower bed, but sand will not retain moisture or prevent weeds from growing.
A: Thank you for the question. The Mosser Lee Black Sand is an artificial sand and can be used for turf infill. It performs like natural sand and is non-toxic. Sand is the second most widely used infill as it is the least expensive, widely available, and generally considered very safe to use. Sand does tend to be slightly cooler in direct sunlight than rubber and does a fairly decent job eliminating some odors naturally. Sand tends to have microscopic jagged edges. This is usually fine if the area is lightly used. However if the turf will see a lot of foot traffic, this could cause the sand to wear down the artificial grass blades over time. Sand infill can also be more abrasive if people were to fall and slide on the turf. Sand also does not have much cushioning to help absorb falls or tackles which is why it is almost never used in athletic fields. Additionally, silica sand can soak up moisture, like pet urine, which then leads to bacteria growth and unpleasant smells.
A: While sand will work, equal parts peat and perlite will work better. Poinsettias require a very porous propagation media that will not stay saturated with water.