Cat Litter as Possible Soil Amendment for Sand?
As I am dealing with my pure-sand soil during this stretch where it hasn't rained for over a week and, unless we catch a lucky, isolated storm or a tropical storm pops up, it won't rain for at least another week I have been wondering if using cat litter as a soil amendment when I work the beds would help.
I'm thinking about the really CHEAP, ordinary, unscented type of litter. Its so good at absorbing fluid I thought it might help with both moisture retention and the "waterproof" issue I've mentioned before.
Obviously, as I work, more organic material into the soil over time things will improve, but even the beds that are 50-50 purchased soil and purchased compost have that waterproof issue. The bone-dry organic material in the upper layers lets water run through just as fast as the sand does.
Anyone ever try to slow down the excessive drainage in sand by using cat litter?