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What is the best sand for top dressing a lawn?

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What is the best sand for top dressing a lawn?

Hi everyone; new poster here!


Have recently had a new lawn installed and have fully got the big for wanting to maintain a pristine lawn!


as it’s newly laid it’s a little bumpy and needs a few rounds of top dressing to start bringing it towards being level. 

im planning on doing this over a longer time period slowly building up the lower spots. 

is anyone able to recommend which sand at Bunnings is best for top dressing?


any advice is welcome



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Re: Best sand for top dressing a lawn

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @newlawnaddict. It's sensational to have you join us, and many thanks for your question about top-dressing a lawn.


You could either use a pre-mixed top-dressing product or sand. Coarse landscape sand can be used, though it can tend to develop a bit of a crust that needs to be broken up. Alternatively, I've just top-dressed my lawn with play sand, partly because it is triple-washed and the most budget-friendly option.

I picked up around 15 bags for my front lawn, but after doing so, I realised I would have been much better off getting a bulk delivery. That really depends on how much sand you'll need, though.


Doing the process slowly's a good idea; you don't want to cover the grass blades completely.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


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