Sandpits require regular maintenance. Slugs, bugs and nunu's get in to the sand, and the sand can be easily treated.
We recommend the following:
- Domestic use: Sprinkle the sand with coarse sea salt to keep bugs and slugs out, and white vinegar to keep cats and dogs away. Loosen or rake the sand regularly to ensure weeds cannot take hold (grass grows from the bottom, weeds grow from top down).
- Schools: Sprinkle the sand with coarse sea salt or Sandpit Powder to keep bugs and slugs out, and kill off bacteria. Have a sandpit cover fitted to keep leaves, neighbourhood cats and dogs out. Rake or loosen the sand daily to keep sand clear of leaves.
We stock Sandpit Powder in 5kg tubs - See Accessories page for pricing and ordering. 1kg of powder per cube of sand, as per instructions on tub.
Pepper, cinnamon or white vinegar also work in keeping cats and dogs out of the sandpits, with their sensitive noses!