While river silt and chalk have similar textures, silt is easier to use and more versatile than chalk.
River silt’s fine particles are what give it a slippery, smooth texture, making it easy to compact silt soil. The fact that river silt is so compactable makes it easier to keep nutrients and moisture in place for prolonged periods of time.
River silt is considered a good compromise soil between clay and sand, since its weight and density are in between these two other types of soil.
POPULAR USES FOR River Silt:
Promoting water retention and air circulation in your lawn
Growing crops as it is more fertile than other types of soil
A better alternative to clay as it does not become heavy or water logged when wet
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