View Full Version : Lawn Renovation But Clay Base

03-19-2004, 01:20 AM
Have a client with more moss than grass. The top 3 - 4 in is clay then sand so it doesn't drain at all.

I was going to take it all up or kill it (grass & moss) then bring in coarse sand, rototill in to 6 - 8 in, finishing with 2 in sand on top. Then seed.

Any thoughts appreciated.

Planned in Sept when its dry.


03-19-2004, 08:57 AM
Sand + clay = concrete. You'll be better off bring in organic matter, than sand.

David Shaw
03-19-2004, 10:17 AM
GrassMechanic is right think ADOBE with that combination. Lots of compost.

Strawbridge Lawn
03-19-2004, 10:19 AM
OR ensure you have a sifficient layer of sand. 1-2" as a barrier between clay and soil/sod. Combination of sand and sod will absorb beter than just sod over clay or a thin layer of sand.