What's your question? Ask


Q.diatomaceous earth used in swimming pools

Zone Fayetteville, GA 30214 | Anonymous added on April 24, 2019 | Answered

D.E. has been backwashed from a swimming pool filter to an area of the yard where I want to plant Nellie Stephen Hollies. Will the pool D.E. harm the hollies? They are established plants that I want to transplant from another location in the yard.

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Answered on April 25, 2019

Unless it has additives, it will be safe to plant. My concern will be the chlorine from the water. This will, usually, gas off fairly quickly, but any solids will dissolve into the soil. You may want to get a soil test kit to make sure that the area is safe for the plants before you set them.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert