How much Sand does my turf require?
It depends on pile height and the turf gauge but as a general rule of thumb make your sand height 60% of the pile height.
How do you apply the Sand to your turf?
If you purchase the damp sand you will need to dry it in sun before being able to use a drop spreader, fertiliser spreader, a leaf blower or stiff broom to effectively distribute it across the lawn. The kiln-dried silica sand is definately the most convenient sand to use but it is also the most expensive. And although the other sands are half the price they do require curing in the sun to make them dry enough to spread over the lawn.
More Sand Products
Sand Description & Application
|Sand by Application||Primary Sand||Other Possible Sand Options||Characteristics|
|Builders Sand||2mm River Sand||1mm River Sand / East Coast Sand||Perfect sand matrix for concrete and mortar mixes, and it is also the cheapest option. Also called No.1 and Washed Mixed Sand.|
|Builders Mix (BM20)||Concrete Aggregates - 20mm||BM7||Suitable for most DIY concrete applications.|
|Plasterers Sand||1mm Fine River Sand||2mm River Sand and East Coast Sand||Fine sand matrix for plaster mixes.|
|Bedding Paving Sand||3mm Coarse River Sand also called AP3||2mm River Sand||Larger sand matrix aids better compaction and drainage while minimising fine loss, which results in paving subsidence.|
|Sandpit Sand||East Coast Sand||1mm & 2mm River Sand||Light yellow colour with fine soft sand which retains moisture for longer, which makes it perfect for making sandcastles. It costs a little more, but you won't be disappointed.|
|Paving Joint Sand||1mm Fine River Sand||2mm River Sand||Finely graded (<1.2mm) so it can act as a paver joint seal|
|Bricklayers Sand||East Coast Sand||1mm & 2mm River Sand||Best option for a smooth mortar finish that can be easily coloured and retain colour over the long term.|
|Playground Sand||East Coast Sand||1mm & 2mm River Sand||Best option for a smooth mortar finish that can be easily coloured and retain colour over the long term.|
|Artificial Turf Sand||Dried Silica Sand||East Coast Sand||Dried sand which makes it easy to spread over artificial turf|
|Silica Sand||Silica Sand||East Coast Sand||A fine white sand.|