Soil Problems
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can I put top soil over sand?

Zone Philadelphia, PA | geri added on June 11, 2014 | Answered

Had an above ground pool taken down. Have 24' round sand pile. Can I put topsoil over sand to lay down sod?

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theficuswrangler
Answered on June 12, 2014

You should be able to work with that sand pile -- in Florida we do it all the time. I would think you should think first about amending the sand with organics, as in this article: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/amending-sandy-soil.htm
Another thing you can add is oil-dry clay granules from the auto parts store. After amending, then you can put the top soil down.

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