Sharp Sand is also known as Concrete Sand and Coarse Sand. Sharp Sand will have an increased percentage of larger particles and is characterized by the presence of small gravel visible to the eye. Sharp Sand is generally very clean, lacking in clay and silt content.
Sand and Gravel
Bank Sand is a fine-textured. It generally contains a percentage of clay and silt along with the greatest percentage of sand. Often Bank Sand can be classified as Sandy Loam. It can be light to medium brown or sometimes reddish in color.
1 1/2" Gravel is sized from an inch and a half down to a few 1/2” pieces. Most of this gravel comes in various shades of brown. Some 1 1/2” gravel is multi-colored white to dark grey. Although it has lots of rounded surfaces, it also has fractured surfaces.
Decomposed Granite Gravel is mined from an igneous intrusion in the Texas Hill Country near Austin. It is a dull gold in color and consists of pieces from one inch in diameter to clay-sized particles. Decomposed Granite Gravel allows drainage, yet compacts and stays in place because the finer particles take a set.
Mexican Beach Pebbles come in a various sizes from 5 inches down to 1 inch. They are sorted by size. They are smooth, flattened, generally rounded in shape. Mexican Beach Pebbles come in shades of gray, red and brown.