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.