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I've seen a lot of people using a sand or sand mix for leveling, and others using compost. What would be best for zone 10a?
Just straight sand? Not mixed with anything?wardconnor said:
Yes. Straight sand. What Ware said above.vanawesome said:Just straight sand? Not mixed with anything?wardconnor said:
Thanks guys. About how many yards do you think I'd need for my 700 sq" Zoysia yard. It has some pretty severe depressions and bumps. I guess I didn't do as great of a job leveling when I prepped the soil for seed... Or it could be that I weigh too much and walking on it before it firmed up (pulling weeds) caused most of the lumps. It feels almost dangerously uneven now. Like a broken ankle waiting to happen.wardconnor said:Yes. Straight sand. What Ware said above.vanawesome said:Just straight sand? Not mixed with anything?wardconnor said:
Get sand in bulk and not from big box stores. Mason sand or any sand that does not have larger pebbles or stones.
Here is time lapse I did - it was a pretty heavy leveling...vanawesome said:Are there any good start to finish leveling with sand videos out there?
I don't know your climate intimately but keep it (seeds) moist from what I've read here from warm season seeding.vanawesome said:Ok. Here is what I did to my mostly Ryegrass with some Zoysia coming in from when I half-assedly overseeded in the spring. wondering if it was a good way to go.
1. Scalped the rye
2. Scarified and de-thatched
3. Put a little bit of zoysia seed down.
4. Leveled with sand, (mostly needed around the border)
5. Put more Zoysia seed down
6. Covered with 1/8" top dressing
7. Raked it in and went over lightly with push broom.
8. Applied starter fertilizer.