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Old 05-20-2001, 11:25 PM
ejenkins ejenkins is offline
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bermuda and sand

Do any of you grass experts know why bermuda grass likes sand? I have always heard that turf farms grow bermuda on top of sand and also that golf courses dress greens with it.
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Old 05-24-2001, 04:32 PM
greens1 greens1 is offline
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While I am not framiliar with Bermuda I can tell you why GC's use sand to topdress:

(1) sand does not compact easily, compaction is a big problem on greens and tees.

(2) sand " sits down qickly " meaning it flows between the individual stands of turf quickly and dissapears.

Jim L
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