Is sand soil good for grass?

Marylin02March 16, 2012

Previous owner left a sand pit in the yard. He had an above ground pool on top of it. I don't want to install a pool and want to plant grass to cover the sand. If I buy top soil, I will break my back. Does anyone know the best and easiest way to do that? Thanks for sharing.

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tiemco

The short answer, for home lawns, no, growing grass on sand is not recommended. Sand doesn't hold water, or nutrients very well, and grass there will require plenty of attention throughout the summer. Some grasses do better in sandy soil, but %100 percent sand will be more trouble than it's worth. How deep is this sand layer? Where do you live?

    Bookmark   March 16, 2012 at 11:38PM
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dchall_san_antonio(8 San Antonio)

My experience is different. It is probably different because my original soil is pure limestone. In fact the old quarry it three streets over. In my yard, the sandy fill I used supports the greenest grass. It is 8 inches deep at the left edge and feathers out to nothing in the middle of the yard. Grass is greener with any sand.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2012 at 2:40AM
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garycinchicago(Z5 Chicago IL.)

>"If I buy top soil, I will break my back"

Buying a couple bags of top soil at Home Depot will not suffice. You'll need a truck load delivered and can hire the job to be done for you.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2012 at 1:27PM
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