Zoysia Lawn – Sand

Q: Our zoysia lawn has a low spot where rain runoff pools. Can I add a couple inches of sand to absorb all that moisture?

A: Sand doesn’t absorb moisture, it only fills the low spot. If you use pure sand, zoysiagrass will have a hard time growing there because roots don’t grow well in sand. It will also become too dry in summer. Fill hole with a 1:1 mix of gritty sand and planting soil and apply sod there in May.

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