Gardening is therapeutic, and more Australians are quickly taking it up as a pastime activity. However, you need quality sand when preparing your backyard for gardening. Although you can use sand from the fields around your neighbourhood, the process can be tiring. Fortunately, sand delivery services can provide you with quality sand ideal for your gardening needs. That said, you should prepare for bulk sand delivery. Here are essential tips.
Lay Plastic Sheeting on the Ground — Once you have selected a location for sand delivery, you must prepare the site adequately. The first thing you should do is clear the area of debris, such as twigs and stones. Afterwards, lay a plastic sheeting or tarp on the ground for sand delivery. The sheet acts as a protective barrier between the sand and ground moisture. If you allow a delivery truck to dump sand directly on the ground, moisture travels up the pile, causing the sand to clump together and making it difficult to spread on your garden. Additionally, a tarp helps protect the ground from gardening equipment as you scoop the sand. Lastly, a tarp eliminates wastage and ensures that you use every grain of sand delivered.
Make Location Accessible — Since you need to access delivered sand regularly during your gardening project, you should store it in an easily accessible area. If you do not, your gardening project will turn into a tiring and frustrating activity. Ferrying large quantities of sand to your backyard garden in a wheelbarrow can be both time-consuming and tiring. Therefore, you should look for a location you can easily access with a wheelbarrow. Notably, you might have to move other structures or items out of the way to enhance accessibility. For instance, if your dog's kennel lies on the shortest route between a sand storage area and your garden, you should temporarily move the dog's house.
Provide a Cover/Roof — Since you cannot predict the weather with certainty, you should prepare to protect delivered sand. The reason is that precipitation can affect the quality of gardening sand, making it challenging to work with. Thus, you should use something like a tarp to cover sand once it is delivered. Not only does the cover protect the sand from the rain, but it also prevents it from heating under direct sunlight. Remember to secure the cover so that it stays in place during windy conditions.