What is it?
  • Sand makes up the mineral section of soil
  • Increasing sand percentages improves drainage and surface firmness.
How is it used?
  • Used to increase pore space in the soil to improve drainage
  • Used to top dress the pitch as part of the end of season renovation.
Timing
  • Used most of the season to repair pitch worn areas
  • Used in the spring to top dress during renovation
What are the effects of incorrect procedure?

Applying the wrong sand will effect pitch drainage. Always use a round sand, not a building or sharp sand.

Equipment selection

By hand, using powered and hand driven top dressers and lutes, straight edges to work into the surface.

Practical tips

Always use the same sand type to avoid creating layers in the pitch.