Lawn Dressing Sand
Lawn dressing sand is a washed, subrounded fine turf sand, designed to STRI standards for fine turf sands. It keeps turf in good condition by promoting a good balance of water retention and drainage.
Over the course of a year, soil compaction reduces the permeability of the surface layer of a lawn. This is exacerbated by residues from broken down grass, and by fine mineral matter brought to the surface by wear and tear and earthworm activity. Lawn dressing sand dilutes this accumulated fine mineral and organic matter at the surface, and allows it to decompose aerobically to form a new structured soil horizon, and so maintains permeability.
To avoid any risk of smothering the sward, lawn dressing sand should ideally be applied in two increments of about 4kg/m2 each, allowing adequate time for sward recovery after each application. Both the sand and the surface must be dry enough for the sand to fall freely to the base of the sward, leaving the leaf tips exposed to sunlight.
Our Lawn Dressing Sand is suitable for most lawns. It may not, however, be suitable for use on some lime-intolerant very fine turf grasses (in these cases we would recommend professional advice on whether your grass is lime-intolerant or simply acid-tolerant). It has a pH of approximately 8.0, mainly from matrix material within rock particles, with negligible shell content.
Store in a dry area until needed.
Available in one tonne bags (at 1000kg a fraction smaller than an imperial one ton bag, which would be 1016kg). Small 20kg samples are also available (please ring).