Can grass be planted over sand? - Knowledgebase Question

Tonawanda, Ne
Question by jjpsjp
October 4, 2009
We removed a large above ground pool and want to plant grass over the sand base. We will need to add 3-4 inches of soil to level. Should we remove the sand base first?

Answer from NGA
October 4, 2009


You won't need to remove the sand but you should mix in some topsoil and/or some compost or other organic matter to help hold moisture so your grass will thrive. Sandy soils drain well - too well to support turfgrass. Amending the soil will give the grass a healthy place to root.

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