I'm a gardening expert and a simple and inexpensive product can transform your lawn – you can really find it anywhere

A PERFECT lawn can be hard to come by, leaving us with endless questions on how to better maintain our grassplots.

However, with the right product, any lawn can be transformed into excellence.

Reese L. Robbins, a garden guru from Just Pure Gardening, advises: "Sand is a natural product that is available everywhere.

"It is inexpensive, easy to obtain, and can be used in various ways."

Robbins spoke with Homes & Gardens, about the one simple and affordable item that can help any homeowner's lawn.

Sand is great for preventing soil erosion and supplying crucial nutrients to lawns, according to the expert's advice.

"It is a beneficial product that can improve the appearance of your lawn and shrubs," Robbins adds.

The greenery specialist suggests anyone attempting to grow fruit or just looking for an upgrade on vegetable garden ideas to incorporate sand into their gardening steps.

Sand can be used for monitoring water levels, creating healthier soil, providing nutrients, and filling "bare spots," Home & Gardens learned from various experts.

Simon Clifford, an RHS-trained gardener, also agrees with Robbins' sand technique.

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He says: "Adding sand to the lawn helps to improve the structure of the topsoil.

"The perfect soil structure, known as loam, is a combination of sand, clay, and silt particles."

According to Clifford, lawns " are laid onto a predominantly clay soil which is prone to waterlogging in the winter."

Waterlogging can lead to an acceleration of moss growth, he notes, adding: "Introducing sand improves the drainage and provides a healthier soil to encourage growth and, ultimately, a healthier-looking lawn."

Another garden master, The Yardable's Daniel Akins, recommends sand to be used as a covering to inspire "critical nutrients" to make their way further into the soil – ultimately assisting in healthy growth.

And just like many other things in life, Robbins warns that "too much of anything will have drawbacks."

Robbins warns that too much sand will "suffocate" your lawn.

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All Green Pest Control and Lawn Care further explains on its website the importance of oxygen when caring for plants and lawns.

The company notes: "A lack of oxygen means CO2 builds up under the surface, causing the growth of plant roots to decrease.

"If the roots are choking, you’ll see it in the crops or blades too.

"The added space for air to penetrate the soil brings many other benefits along with it like increased access for water and nutrients."

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