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GoldenSombrero
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Member since Sep 2010
2318 posts

re: Sand to level a backyard
Masonry sand is the way to go as others have mentioned. But I'll add this. At least in my area NWA there's a few suppliers who'll mix an actual topdressing. I can't remember the ratios but we call it infield mix. It's basically a mix of masonry sand and screened topsoil. Spreads evenly like sand but also stays in one spot better like topsoil.


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TheBoo
New Orleans Saints Fan
The Bay Area
Member since Aug 2012
2446 posts

re: Sand to level a backyard
Thanks. Will call today and give an update. I called Leblanc brothers and Lafargue and they didn't sell it, nor did they know where to get it. Forgot about Schriever.


Art Vandelay
LSU Fan
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Member since Sep 2005
8447 posts

re: Sand to level a backyard
Did you call antique? Called today and got a sack this afternoon


TheBoo
New Orleans Saints Fan
The Bay Area
Member since Aug 2012
2446 posts

re: Sand to level a backyard
Yes I was able to call this morning. Schriever Concrete, Antique Brick, and Dufrene Building Material in Thibodaux all sell bulk masonry sand by the yard. Not sure if posting prices will ruffle any feathers on here, but:

Schriever Concrete - $25 per yard loose picked up
Dufrene Building Material - $48 per yard loose picked up, $75 per yard delivered, if delivering more than 3 yeards its $48 per yard delivered.
Antique Brick - $68 per yard in a super sack picked up.



Art Vandelay
LSU Fan
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Member since Sep 2005
8447 posts

re: Sand to level a backyard
I don’t think the super sack is quite a yard. But it’s the best sand of all options listed. Dufrene looks like they dredged that shite from grand isle.

Buy a super sack from antique and keep the sack and let Schriever fill it next time.


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Picayuner
Member since Dec 2016
1417 posts

re: Sand to level a backyard
Only use river sand. It's full of nutrients and it's clean of weeds. River sand is the ONLY way to go. You said it's for yard fill - ONLY river sand. Other sands are for construction, patio, etc.....
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Art Vandelay
LSU Fan
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Member since Sep 2005
8447 posts

re: Sand to level a backyard
River sand is great if you want torpedo grass. Don’t know how you think it’s free of weeds


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tigerbater
LSU Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Apr 2011
592 posts

re: Sand to level a backyard
Just had an addition / remodel done on my house and when they were finished, they brought in a bunch of bags of sand that were either the Quickrete "play sand" or the Quickrete masonry sand mentioned to regrade my back yard. I was told it would be river sand and was a little annoyed that it was not, but after reading this thread it sounds like I dodged a bullet.

Should I mix in some compost and or topsoil?


SouthernInsanity
LSU Fan
Shadows of Death Valley
Member since Nov 2012
4624 posts

re: Sand to level a backyard
One think you can count on.... no answer is clear cut.

Love this place!


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