Need help on how to grow grass!

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Old 04-01-14, 09:38 AM
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Need help on how to grow grass!

Hello,

I have purchased a home that used to have an above ground pool. The pool was taken out before I bought it and now I have a big circle filled with sand in my backyard(5" or so). I want to just grow grass here. Do I need to dig out the sand? Or, can I just add dirt and seed it? What would you do in this situation?

Thank you for your help in advance!

Bill
 
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Old 04-01-14, 10:33 AM
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Yes, you'll need to remove most of the sand and then backfill with topsoil. It's going to be very difficult to get a matching look unless you strip off the adjoining grass and reseed or sod the whole grassy area.
 
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Depending on how deep the sand is and what is under it you might get by with rototilling it to mix the sand with the soil under it ..... but removing some of the sand as Vic suggested is best.
 
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Thank you for your help. Looks like I have a lot of work to do!
 
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