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SAND And Lawn impact.

 
                              
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Any golfers out there ruining their long walks by knocking balls around know the answer to this, perhaps?
I have noted elsewhere that sand is good for filling in low spots in lawns.
My question: Will it help or hinder to apply(top dress) in high impact areas?
I just have a wee 30x30ft lawn and seem to have successfully installed a dwarf fescue sod lawn (all available in my area at the time, Saw tall fescue could be heartier). We have alot of folks trailing from one door to anothe and into the hot ub ahhh... here in our 3 unit semi commune. We share this here dirt patch and like the turf.  Will it help to topdress the high impact zones with sand?
currently we move furniture around to change traffic flow.
FYI rich black earth that goes down forever in a high water table area, that really dries out and hardens in summer.
I roto-tilled  and rolled with a 50 gallon plastic barrel prior to sodding. and rolled the sod itself. the lawn has taken root well and is now very walkable even after a true downpour.
I'm signed up on the cut high/ water infrequently program.
 
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Augmenting soil with sand is something that is best left to the professionals.  Remember, when you mix things just right, you get cement!

I would augment low spots with a small mount of compost, or a mix of compost and topsoil.
 
                              
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Dont want any cement. Not a matter of low spots as much as trodden areas. bottom of steps point a to point b trails. Have seen those pavers with holes in them you can drive over with grass growing between, but that seems too much, maybe throwing down some pebbles?
 
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If you have a lot of traffic in a path ....  and you want growies instead of stones or the like, you probably want to grow something other than grass there.  Is that it?
 
                              
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what other living things?
 
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