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I have a few palm trees in my backyard and I want to remove the wood chips (see linked image) and instead put sand in there to make it feel more beach like. However, I'm guessing that when it gets windy all of the sand will blow into the pool and elsewhere. Anyone have any ideas for how I might do this? Is this a bad idea for some other reason?

http://i.imgur.com/WT9c9.jpg

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Posts: 19 | Registered: Nov 18, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yes, not a good idea since your trees are surrounded by things that block air & water to their roots. The mulch is also food for the tree as it breaks down. It helps keep the soil cooler & more moisture there than sand will.
It also looks like there might be a drain in there? You sure wouldn't want that to get full of sand!


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I agree. Instead of sand, why not use a light sand colored mulch?


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Thanks for the replies.

It's not a drain, it is a light.

I will look into the light sand colored mulch, thanks for the idea.
 
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Glad we could help. Smile


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I'm an intern for a product called Hippie Mulch Glue (www.hippiemulch.com) and it looks like you may be interested in this product. It's a top coat spray-on adhesive for sand, as well as mulch and other fillers. It's pretty innexpensive and will keep your sand where you need it. It's also completely safe and non-toxic for people, pets, and the environment. Everyone that I know that's tried it LOVES it! Hope this helps!
 
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Coleen B. NO advertising on these sites. As stated in other post.


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How about replacing the mulch with a ring of decorative grasses?
 
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Down at Lake Michigan it usually takes winds in the 20 mph range to start moving the beach sand so unless you have winds consistently in that range you probably will not have much of a problem.


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Folks, this is an old thread. Someone just revived it so they could advertise! Roll Eyes
They are doing it to other threads too!


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