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bermuda and sand

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by ejenkins, May 20, 2001.

  1. ejenkins

    ejenkins LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    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.
  2. greens1

    greens1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 352

    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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