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Sod on sand?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Turf Z, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. Turf Z

    Turf Z LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    Anyone have any trouble with sod taking root in sandy soils? The top few layers are fill dirt/sand.

  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,225

    My opinion...beach sand is not a good idea because the particles are round. It is too soft and becomes unstable. Sandy soil with a fair amount of fine particle solids should work OK. (Provided irrigated often and fertilized to compensate for the low fertility-holding characteristics of sand.)
    Slow release nitrogen and frequent applications of potash are normally needed.

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