Lawn sand greens up grass and creates a beautiful green lawn here's a few tips and advice on how to use.
When to Use Lawn Sand
Lawn sand can be used any time grass, moss and weeds are growing from late spring right up till early autumn. The best time to apply is when the grass is dry but the soil is slightly moist. Ensure you don’t apply on very hot or freezing days or in periods of drought as the lawn sand will need to be washed into the soil. Refrain from using lawn sand in windy conditions to avoid blowing the lawn sand onto shrubs, border plants, pavements, patios, into ponds or onto decking structures.
After applying lawn sand wait for 24 hours before watering if it does not rain. Avoid walking on the lawn for a few days after application. After 3 days you can mow the lawn as normal.
Lawn Sand Advice
Lawn sand is safe for children and cats and dogs once the product has been thoroughly watered in. For any grazing animals such as cattle, sheep, horses or rabbits keep these off the lawn for a period of one month. Keep lawn sand away from pet foods.
Lawn sand can be safely used on established lawns. Do not use lawn sand on newly seeded or new turf lawns for a period of 6 months.
Lawn sand can safely be used around shrubs, trees and bulbs but keep the lawns sand of the leaves. If your lawn has ornamental bulbs , do not use lawn sand until growth has stopped and the foliage has died back.
Always wash hands after using lawn sand.
Is it better to use lawn sand for moss control then spraying?
Applying lawn sand using a spreader and spraying your lawn with Iron Sulphate will not give the same results.
Using a sprayer is very time consuming filling and refilling a sprayer tank and it is difficult to control the application rate.
A lawn sand spreader will evenly spread the sand across you lawn. The Iron Sulphate in the lawn sand will stick to the moss more easily and is therefore more effective at killing it as apposed to a liquid spray which just runs off.
Why has my grass turned black where I have applied lawn sand?
If lawn sand has been over-applied or your lawn treated in dry hot conditions your grass can turn black in patchy areas. Simply water your lawn and it will green up quickly.