Lawn Renovation But Clay Base

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by MCP, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. MCP

    MCP LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Have a client with more moss than grass. The top 3 - 4 in is clay then sand so it doesn't drain at all.

    I was going to take it all up or kill it (grass & moss) then bring in coarse sand, rototill in to 6 - 8 in, finishing with 2 in sand on top. Then seed.

    Any thoughts appreciated.

    Planned in Sept when its dry.

  2. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    Sand + clay = concrete. You'll be better off bring in organic matter, than sand.
  3. David Shaw

    David Shaw LawnSite Member
    Messages: 153

    GrassMechanic is right think ADOBE with that combination. Lots of compost.
  4. Strawbridge Lawn

    Strawbridge Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 660

    OR ensure you have a sifficient layer of sand. 1-2" as a barrier between clay and soil/sod. Combination of sand and sod will absorb beter than just sod over clay or a thin layer of sand.

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