I'm trying to buy some gravel and sand for the base and infill of artificial grass from home depot but am confused by the variety and types of sand and gravel.

Is just a general-purpose sand and gravel bag from sacrete good enough? I tried searching for silica sand in home depot but nothing came up.

  • Make a Putting Green! Make a Putting Green! – Steve Wellens Jul 20 at 4:46
  • play sand would be better than tube sand; it's irregular shape forms a compaction matrix that sugar sand can't, giving it much more stability and erosion resistance. – dandavis Jul 20 at 9:35

At the quantity you will need I would be purchasing yards of sand (beach sand) for extra smooth or river sand for a bit corse but probably cheaper and acceptable alternative buying in bags is crazy expensive unless you only need a dozen bags. In my area there are places you can get free beach sand but I am close to the coast.

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  • Never use beach sand for construction, unless you want salt contaminating your concrete, site, etc. We only use beach sand for volleyball courts, etc. because it “fluffs up”. You need sand that will compact like crushed rock/sand and river sand. nearsay.com/c/530930/227030/… – Lee Sam Jul 20 at 6:46
  • It's funny, they actually import sand to our beach sculpting competitions, because sea beach sand around here doesn't hold shape well. – DaveM Jul 20 at 12:55
  • Lee it is not construction it is for under Astro turf – Ed Beal Jul 20 at 13:07
  • Whatever type of sand and gravel you use, buying it by the truckload and having a dump truck drop it off for you will very likely be much cheaper and a ton (intended) easier. – FreeMan Jul 20 at 15:25
  • @EdBeal As I said, “You’ll contaminate your concrete AND site.” Just as David said, it doesn’t hold shape...the lawn will “move” because it doesn’t compact. (Are you the one who says all concrete cracks or will crack? Maybe it’s because you’re using beach sand under and in your concrete.) – Lee Sam Jul 20 at 15:52

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