Planting grass on sand


Old 04-04-11, 01:16 PM
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Planting grass on sand

Last summer I removed my aboveground pool and was left with a 24' round sand area. The sand is 3 inches or so thick. The soil beneath this has a lot of clay. I want to seed this area as soon as the weather gets a little better, I am in Ontario, canada.

Should I rototill, add soil or other products to help with the growth? I'm not sure where to start, I don't have much cash available to spend, I already bought the seed. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-04-11, 01:54 PM
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Get rid of the sand and put actual soil in the area

Dirt's pretty cheap, at least cheap enough to justify this use
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Unless you can sell the sand or get rid of it cheaply I would simply add nutrients in the form of a couple of inches of topsoil/compost and then turn it into the sand. A sand heavy soil mix is not a bad medium for growing grass. Many golf courses top dress their greens with a fertilizer sand mix.
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Ya, I used to live in fla and for the most part all they have is sand although the darker colored sand is the only "sand" that will support a lawn. I'd remove what I could [providing there is a place to put it] and rototill the rest into the clay. I would think some sand would be beneficial to the clay.
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X2 on marksr's reply!!!!

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