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Is sand soil good for grass?

Posted by Marylin02 none (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 16, 12 at 16:30

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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RE: Is sand soil good for grass?

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?

RE: Is sand soil good for grass?

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.

RE: Is sand soil good for grass?

>"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.

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