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Now Available Crushed Sea Shells 

Why use Crushed Sea Shells in my garden or landscape?

There are plenty of ways that sea shells are useful for your garden. Their calcium content helps to balance soil pH levels, improves nitrate uptake, aids enzyme formation and strengthens plant cell walls.  The coarse texture of sea shells also helps to reduce compaction in the soil. And, it helps prevent potted plants from getting waterlogged by allowing water to run through the soil without getting trapped along the way.

Sea shells have plenty of advantages for your home besides the fertility of your garden. Because sea shells are almost pure calcium carbonate, they make a useful supplement for poultry farmers that want their chickens to lay thick-shelled eggs. You can also use sea shells to keep garden pests away. When applied at the openings of their tunnels, the sharp shards and gritty texture also works as a deterrent in the soil to keep moles and voles far away from your plants.

Sea shells are environmentally friendly. They provide excellent drainage since rainwater runs through them to percolate into the ground. And shells are a natural material that benefits the ground below as they decompose.