Leveling sand

Bermuda, St. Augustine, Zoysia, Centipede, Bahia, Paspalum, etc
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NWGALawn706
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Leveling sand

Post by NWGALawn706 » May 10th, 2020, 7:29 pm

Is river sand bad for Bermuda? A mulch company told me it is what I needed. I got a scoop and put it out. Then I started thinking about the small grains/pebbles and wondered if the river sand would dry soil out? There's no way to remove it. If it's bad, can I put regular white sand over the top?

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Re: Leveling sand

Post by andy10917 » May 10th, 2020, 8:53 pm

Topic does not belong in "Lawn Basics 101" - it has been moved to "Warm-Season Grasses".

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Re: Leveling sand

Post by Dchall_San_Antonio » May 14th, 2020, 4:40 pm

I don't see a distinction between most sands. There is a difference in measured grain size, but "regular" white sand has differences, too.

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Re: Leveling sand

Post by ECUPirate » May 15th, 2020, 10:22 am

I've always heard that play sand and mason sand is the best for leveling, but to also mix it with soil. If you put down just sand the sand will get hot and dry your grass out quicker. I don't think I would use the river sand, unless it's been screened to remove rocks and pebbles.

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Re: Leveling sand

Post by HoosierLawnGnome » May 17th, 2020, 9:25 am

Use masonry sand. The smaller particles help.


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Re: Leveling sand

Post by Dchall_San_Antonio » May 22nd, 2020, 6:54 pm

I have used fine sand and I've used generic (clay) kitty litter, which is extremely coarse. Both worked fine.

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