mrgreenjeans
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Best Grass Seed For Sandy Soil

Any suggestions for grass seed on sandy soil? It's just brutal sandy where I live here in WI. Mhy new lawn is a mess. Trying to avoid bringing in several truckloads of topsoil.

imafan26
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Re: Best Grass Seed For Sandy Soil

I found this publication for Wisconsin turf grass that might help.

https://learningstore.uwex.edu/assets/pdfs/A3434.pdf
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mrgreenjeans
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Re: Best Grass Seed For Sandy Soil

Thanks GT! I read the pdf and will be giving this tall fescue a try for sure! Sounds like it's not the best looking but anything is better than weeds and sand!

Turf type tall fescue
provides a
drought tolerant, medium-quality lawn.
Tall fescue is a bunch-type grass that
is suited for sandy soils where water
and fertility will be minimal and which
may receive traffic. Tall fescue usually
should not be mixed with other
species as its rapid growth rate,
coarse leaf texture, and lighter green
color give lawns an unkempt appear-
ance. Dwarf types of tall fescue can
be used as these mix fairly well with
Kentucky bluegrass

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