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    Laying turf on sand

    Gardeners

    If i have turf layed on sand instead of top soil as the existing surface is not rotovated or dug, how long will it last?

    Asked by John on 27th Jan 2020
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    CR Property Maintenance Services

    "Depends how deep the sand is.
    I wouldn’t recommend it if the roots cannot get to soil or be fed every week with good nutrients."

    Answered on 27th Jan 2020 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    Darren trees and garden service

    "No l wouldn't lay it on sand. I would mix sand and top soil together then lay it, this should help with the drainage of water."

    Answered on 27th Jan 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Bank On Us Landscaping

    "Not sure how long it will last if you used just sand but if you buy a few bags of soil and spread it, your turf will last longer."

    Answered on 10th Feb 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    The Garden Service

    "I would say, depending on the depth of the sand, I would mix some topsoil in, just to make the ground more fertile for the roots of the turf.
    So in my opinion, putting turf down directly on sand would be unwise. Rotovate some topsoil in to be sure."

    Answered on 27th Jan 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    AA garden maintenance/ Carpets and Vinyls

    "Not very long, it needs to be layed on top soil after levelling."

    Answered on 10th Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Cristian Cretu

    "Sand is good for drainage and it will last forever."

    Answered on 27th Jan 2020 - Member since Aug 2018 - report
    KS Landscaping

    "I wouldn’t say it will last very long but it depends on what grass you’ve bought. Some grass can be very hardy and may be able to root down through the sand depending on how deep the layer of sand is but I would definitely recommend laying it on soil instead."

    Answered on 12th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    man construction services ltd

    "It's not a good idea to lay turf on to sand, as the sand holds water and goes soggy."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Mike Silvey Paving and Landscaping

    "If it's not horticultural sharp sand then I'd advise you start again using a quality top soil instead.
    Some turf out there may still take but it's not going to be very good in the long run."

    Answered on 3rd May 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    BH Fencing & Landscaping

    "If you are adamant on laying on sand, I’d be inclined to mix some top soil with it too. Just to ensure the turf gets the nutrients it needs.
    Kind regards."

    Answered on 3rd Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report

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