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Old 04-20-2012, 10:05 PM   #1
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Buying sand to put under some bricks for a little walkway in an herb garden.

I don't need much and will buy it bagged. Do I want play sand or all purpose sand, or does it matter if I just buy the cheapest?

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Sand is sand for what you're doing

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Don't use playsand. I've used limestone screenings with no problems but others would say use concrete sand. I'm not sure about all purpose, but it may say on the bag

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Use neither. I have often used limestone screenings with no problems, but I think the correct thing to use is concrete sand.
Limestone sand would be the number one choice,as for concrete sand,well it's just sand it is also more round than angular.
This all depends what is available to OP
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If you're just using it to level a few stepping stones, I would also recommend paver base, or limestone (which you can buy bagged). Sand will be fine, but use construction grade sand, not play sand, which is too fine and will eventually move away from the stepping stones.

On the other hand, if you're talking about a paver sidewalk, you'll need a solid base, 4-6 inches of limestone with screenings (dust and fine particles) and 1-2 inches of paver sand for leveling.
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wow, the above post sounds like I should be digging a path deeper than what I planned. Maybe I'll google "laying a brick path".

I'll be buying from Walmart or Lowes.

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I remember years ago just plopping stepping stones on the ground and they would eventually sink.
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I remember years ago just plopping stepping stones on the ground and they would eventually sink.[/quote]

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