crushed granite, or turface near New Orleans

greenman62May 2, 2014

Anyone know where i can buy 1/8" (or so) crushed granite,
turface (or something similar),
and bark fines near New Orleans
(Kenner or Metairie preferably)

i hadnt looked very hard for the fines, but i couldnt find crushed granite anywhere.

i also called around for rock dust.
i spoke to 4 garden centers. 3 of them had never heard of it.
isnt rock dust fairly common as an amendment ?
Is it just because im in the south ? (LOL)

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hementia8(8 MS)

When we did hype- tuffa we found granite and marble dust at a place that scribes memorials/tombstones
It dId have some sand in it from the sand blasting but it worked fine.

This post was edited by hementia8 on Sun, May 4, 14 at 16:45

    Bookmark   May 3, 2014 at 11:58AM
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greenman62

great
where is it located ?

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 11:09AM
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hementia8(8 MS)

Our source was in Mobile
I am sure there are a dozen of memorial venders in the NOLA area
What do you plan on using it for
Pleawe note some granite can be slightly radioactiive with Pottasium 40 and radon
I would not use it as a soil ammendment

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 3:51PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

You can get Turface at John Deere Landscapes in BR, Chastant Brothers in Lafayette, WDI in Rayne (337) 334-8503, or at Ewing Irrigation in Lafayette, BR, or Mandeville.

I'm not sure you'll find crushed granite or #2 cherrystone (used interchangeably), but you should be able to find Manna-Pro Grower Grit at feed stores and maybe even some big box stores.

The Turface you want will be labeled 'Turface MVP' or 'Allsport', depending on whether you buy it from John Deere (Allsport) or another distributor (MVP).

Saw the post in the "Most Recent Posts" box & thought I'd lend a hand.

You read the thread linked to below?

Here is a link that might be useful: Container Soils

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 4:11PM
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greenman62

great
thanks
will read it

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 12:26PM
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