How To Accelerate New Grass Growing Into Old Grass?

Q: Ten weeks ago I had bermuda sod installed in different places in my yard. I’d like to accelerate the new grass growing into the old grass by laying river sand down. Is it too late in year to do this?

A: You can help the sod grow into the existing grass, but not with sand. In a wheelbarrow, mix a 50 lb. bag of play sand with two cubic feet of soil conditioner. Dribble it in the space around the sod pieces and lightly tamp it with your foot or palm. The bermuda won’t grow much this year but it will next year.