For pre turf lawn, install sharp sand?

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Dermot Allen asked 6 years ago

Prior to laying a turf lawn (as soon as the weather allows me) in order to aid drainage and levels, is it advisable mix in some “sharp sand” with the topsoil? If so, would the stuff thy sell in the builders’ section of places like B&Q be suitable? My intention is to then mix in some starter fertiliser.

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Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
It can be easier to level the ground with some sand but it is not essential. Use a coarse sand, such as used for laying paving, not builders sand.  Apply fertiliser and rake it in lightly. Then lay the sods. .