I once heard that spreading sand over your lawn was a great way to retain moisture on your lawn. What type of sand should I use and is this a good idea?
I SAY NO. MY YARD IS SANDY AND IT IS DRY AND DRAINS QUICKLY.HOW ABOUT SPREADING ORGANIC COMPOST/COW MANURE, SHREADED LEAVES ? SOMETHING TO BUILD SOIL QUALITY+MOISTURE RETENTION.I THINK WHATS UNDER THE SAND IS WHAT IS IMPORTANT. ANY ONE ELSE?
Thank you very much for your inquiry. Sand topdressed on to a lawn will help with drainage, as it will begin to level out a lawn and provide better surface drainage, not necessarily moisture retention.
Again, thanks for the question and let me know if you have more.
Trey Rogers, The Briggs & Stratton Yard Doctor, YardDoctor.com