how to remove old sand


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Old 04-25-22, 04:46 PM
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how to remove old sand

posting for a friend. she's blind and doesnt get on the forums

I removed the kids pool from our yard last summer. there is still the tamped sand that was the pools base. I thought rain and such would get rid of it. I want to plant grass. How do I get rid of the sand? Outside of using a shovel for the bulk of it.
 
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Old 04-25-22, 06:24 PM
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You need rakes and a shovel.
Get the kids to come over and take the sand away for their own sandboxes.
 
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I agree with Pete - this is a job for neighborhood kids. How old they are determines what you might have to pay them.
 
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Sand does not magically disappear. It needs to be removed. If the sand was just put on top of the ground there will be a hump even if you leave it for the grass to grow through. If the area was excavated and then filled with sand you could just leave it and eventually grass and weeds will grow through but it rarely looks right. The best is to remove the sand and fill in the excavation with topsoil and plant grass.
 
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If the sand is dry you could vacuum it up put in 5 gallon buckets and sell or give it away. Then put a few bags of topsoil or potting soil down, rake it flat, plant grass seed and enjoy.
 
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Originally Posted by badeyeben
If the sand is dry you could vacuum it up
Eh, I'd modify this suggestion a bit-
IF you have dry sand, then you'll want to put down a tarp over 1/2 the sand patch, then use a leaf blower to blow the sand from the other half onto the tarp, then use the tarp to dump it into 5 gallon buckets.
Repeat on the other side, and keep flipping back and forth until you've gotten all the blowable sand.
 
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What size is the plot in question?
 
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18 ft pool
 
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Old 04-27-22, 06:17 PM
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That's a serous amount of sand.... blowing it around or vacuuming it up isn't going to work.
If you have a budget..... get a landscaper to move it.
No budget..... put a sign out "Free sand".
 
 

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