Planting grass over sand/gravel

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Old 02-12-18, 10:56 AM
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Planting grass over sand/gravel

I have attached some photos of my current driveway. I will be removing the green wall (was there to limit toys/balls from going to the woods).

Property is sloped as the water runs from the left of the house onto this area, and water from the beginning of the driveway drains to the left of the shed.

Curious to see your thoughts on proper drainage system to prevent damage to new grass which will be planted in the spring.

Would it be ideal to dig as much sand out, plant topsoil throughout, plant grass, and install some loose pebbles or gravel around the edges to cause any water to flow away from the grass?
 
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Old 02-12-18, 12:39 PM
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You should remove the sand and gravel and bring in topsoil, then plant grass. Unless you want to get fancy with diversion ditches I would not bother doing anything special for drainage except properly grading the new lawn area.
 
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Can't tell about trees on the other side of your driveway. Is there enough sun to support a healthy lawn ?
 
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Originally Posted by YaddaYadda View Post
Can't tell about trees on the other side of your driveway. Is there enough sun to support a healthy lawn ?
Sun rises across the street over a lake...plenty of sun throughout the early day.
 
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The grass planted over sand and gravel will need more frequent watering because the sand will let water drain down and away faster.
 
 

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