Experts reveal why using sand on your lawn could be the answer to perfect grass

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Using sand on your lawn, sounds like it couldn't possibly do any good? Think sand and you think dry desert, not lush green oasis. But it's time to open your mind to the possibility that horticultural sand could be the answer to a vibrant trouble-free lawn.

"Sanding your lawn can help to produce thicker, more dense grass. You may also see a difference after applying fertiliser to a sanded lawn, as the lawn will be better at absorbing and retaining nutrients," Craig Morley, a gardening expert from Budget Seeds.

Teresa Conway
Deputy editor on Homebuilding & Renovating

Teresa was part of a team that launched Easy Gardens in 2018 and worked as the Editor on this magazine. She has extensive experience writing and editing content on gardens and landscaping on brands such as Homes & Gardens, Country Homes & Interiors and Living Etc magazine. She has developed close working relationships with top landscape architects and leading industry experts, and has been exposed to an array of rich content and expertise.

In 2020 Teresa bought her first home. She and her partner worked alongside architects and builders to transform the downstairs area of her two bedroom Victorian house in north London into a usable space for her family. Along the way she learned the stresses, woes and joys of home renovation, and is now looking to her next project, landscaping the back garden.