Sandy soil in Pa, please help rookie

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by ranger2000, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. ranger2000

    ranger2000 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    My lawn is in its 3rd year,it is not the best looking lawn but i try.i use all scotts product however there are lots of areas that are dirt.last year i put down top screened soil on the week areas and seeded and the grass grew well,but this summer the very same area has almost no grass,we had decent rain lately in Pa so water is good,my soil is very sandy like if i never put top soil last year and i see ant holes everywhere also.Can someone please recommend what steps or products i can use thank you.
  2. robtown

    robtown LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 223

    get the soil tested.
    That will give you a starting point
  3. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    Just start topdressing with compost like there's no tommorow.

    Sandy soil can't support much Scotts, so you may have already been burning grass over the last 3 years. Doesn't sound like you have irrigation.

    You can also topdress with a clay-based topsoil.

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