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