Q: What is rootzone sand?
Rootzone is a highly versatile soil created from a 60/40 mix of sand and sandy soils. The blend is 40% natural sandy soil and 60% silica sand consisting of medium fine and medium coarse semi-rounded grains.
Q: What is rootzone sand used for?
Rootzone sand has been used by the sports industry for many years, rootzones are ideal where a dense, free draining, durable material will encourage quick growth. This is particularly important when laying turf or undertaking repair work on rugby and football pitches, golf courses and grounds with excessive or high-wear use. A rootzone is also the secret to a great lawn!
Q: How do you use rootzone sand?
Spread rootzone over grass. Ensuring that the ends of grass are not covered. Then rake away excess. This should fill all the hollows and diverts.
Q: When should you use rootzone?
Early in the spring and/or autumn are the optimal times to dress lawns, but benefits will be seen at any time during the growing season.
Q: What are the benefits of rootzone?
- Revitalises tired lawns
- Acts as a slow-release fertiliser, supplying the main nutrients that your lawn needs over a long period of time.
- Helps water and nutrient retention because of its porous, spongy nature.
- Ensures sufficient aeration.
- Provides good drainage
- Helps prevent wind and water erosion
- Supports a wide range of soil bacteria, including those that produce natural antibodies to fight against disease.
- Stimulates strong root growth, creating vigour in grass which leads to increased density.
- Creates resistance to drought, weeds and moss.