Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: College Station, TX
Mine looked just like wkndracer's. I took extra time to do the rinsing and drying of mine (twice a week for 3 months). When I was finished mine was a very fine powder, almost like powdered sugar, only dark red/brown. I dug my dirt from outside, so I only had to sift out roots and bits of grass and rock. Mine worked real well for about 6 months, but I've had to add root tabs like crazy after that. I think my layer was too thin and additives were too sparse. I only used less than 1/2". I was afraid it would compact. I have tons left over, so this summer I'm going to ditch the inert gravel cap, wash the mts out, and start over with twice as much soil base and cap with fluorite.