Installing Sod in Waldport

Asked May 9, 2016, 11:43 AM EDT

We would like to install sod at our home on Chad Dr, in Waldport OR. We live on a coastal bluff and our land is mostly comprised of sand. What or how can we prep for the Sod? We are in the process of grading the areas we want to cover and it mainly sand. Help! Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Lincoln County Oregon lawns and turf horticulture

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Do you have access to a large amount of compost? Adding organic matter (compost) to sand is one of the most effective ways of improving the soil and water holding capacity, If you have a way to haul it, we have a couple of sources of compost in Tillamook. If you can get it, try to add up to 4 inches of compost to the top of the sand and work it into the soil. A seed starting fertilizer is helpful in most coastal soils. It should provide phosphorous to enhance root development.