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spreading sand on a lawn for moisture retention

Posted by figgy z7va (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 4, 08 at 12:43

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?


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RE: spreading sand on a lawn for moisture retention

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?


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RE: spreading sand on a lawn for moisture retention

Dear Figgy,

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.

Respectfully

Trey Rogers, The Briggs & Stratton Yard Doctor, YardDoctor.com


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