Get a smooth golf game with Topdressing Sand

Shoreline Aggregate, Topdressing Sand

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Light and frequent sand topdressing creates smooth, firm putting surfaces.

Golfers want perfect greens so that they can show off their golf skills. The green shouldn’t be too soft or too hard, too wet or too dry. It takes commitment and hard work to keep the correct balance on the greens so that golfers have a firm, smooth, resilient surface for golfing.  Topdressing is key.

Topdressing Sand

Since golf courses are made of living material, as the grass grows the surface changes. A great golf course isn’t finished after the initial construction, and golf course superintendents understand that maintenance is part of the game. 

Continued maintenance, that includes regular topdressing of the greens, keeps the course looking great. Sanding helps break up thatch, a layer of organic material that builds up over time in the upper root zone. This layer of living and dead roots, crowns and organic debris can cause multiple issues for a golf course. If levels of thatch exceed roughly a half-inch, the greens suffer during extremes of drought and wet periods. The greens might get spongy, or develop brown spots, or become vulnerable to scalping during mowing. Sanding helps protect against all that.

The topdressing sand mixes with the organic layer to promote air and water movement into the soil, which improves degradation of the organic material. 

Without regular sand topdressing and aeration, excess organic material will create soft, spongy putting surfaces that hold too much water.

USGA® recommendations

Much research has been put into determining the ultimate properties of topdressing sand. The USGA has determined recommendations based on their research. All topdressing sand at Shoreline meets USGA recommendations for greens care and maintenance. 

Shoreline Topdressing Sand

Shoreline provides top quality materials for every project. We only use superior materials to create our topdressing sand. Our topdressing sand:

  • Is Greens Grade Topdressing Sand – No Fines
  • Meets all USGA® recommendations for greens topdressing
  • Has consistent particle sizes
  • Has great percolation and infiltration rates

Our topdressing sand is available in different consistencies to meet the specific needs of your golf course project. Choose from:

  • 100% Topdressing sand
  • 90 / 10 Topdressing sand with peat or compost
  • 80 / 20 Topdressing sand with peat or compost
  • 70 / 30 Topdressing sand with peat or compost

Shoreline Delivers

When you order topdressing sand from Shoreline, you are ordering high quality materials at a great price. With our exceptional customer service and more than thirty years of experience, Shoreline is ready to partner with you on your golf course project or maintenance needs. Contact us today.

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