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Old 02-27-2013, 08:49 PM
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Lots of sports fields and golf putting greens are established on high-sand-content soils which are mixed and hauled in. It is because they drain well and resist compaction. You should be fine--if--you have good irrigation to compensate for the rapid drainage.
Since sand does not hold nutrients well--plan to use a fertilizer very high in slow release nitrogen. 50 percent of the nitrogen should be slow release. 70 percent would be better. If you can find some slow-release potash, that is good, otherwise plan to apply light potash 4 times per year. Beach sand tends have round granules--it is a bit unstable at first--too soft in the first few months. Phosphorus is not desirable near any lake area, probably not legal. Organic fertilizer is not ideal, as it usually contains phosphorus.

Most sod is 100 percent Kentucky bluegrass, (up here in the north). When this snow melts you will be OK. Keep in mind...the best sod greens up slowly in the patient.
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