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scottyb
05-29-2003, 11:02 AM
Anyone have any suggestions for a sandy, weedy back yard? The soil is extremely sandy; the top layer is almost like dust. Seeded grass sprouts just fine but doesn't survive the summer heat. And it's a rather large area I can't afford to water all summer. The kids play on it alot, so I can't rope it off, bring in new soil, etc.

I was thinking of trying some native grasses perhaps, like Buffalo grass or something. Any thoughts?

blafleur
05-31-2003, 09:40 PM
How big an area is it and where are you located?

Bryan

MJ
06-01-2003, 08:17 AM
I had asked basically the same question about sandy soil a couple years ago. You might find these suggestions helpful:

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?threadid=6528

scottyb
06-02-2003, 09:56 AM
Originally posted by blafleur
How big an area is it and where are you located?

Bryan

I'm in Michigan, near Grand Haven (on the shore of Lake Michigan).

blafleur
06-05-2003, 09:51 AM
I am from the south so I cant offer specific suggestions for your area, but buffalo grass is used for your kind of area here also. But no matter what you use, it will have to be watered to get established. What about mulching?

Bryan