How to Repair Centipede Grass With Sand

Sanding a lawn is a landscape process known as topdressing. The purpose of topdressing a lawn is to remove large divots and level out uneven spots. This leveling process helps prevent water from pooling in a lawn. Centipede grass propagates quickly by spreading out from its original growth, hence its name. Because centipede grass is not a highly drought-tolerant grass, homeowners tend to water the grass frequently. This excessive watering can lead to water ponds in the lawn, resulting in the need to topdress it with sand.


Step 1

Pour sand in any areas near divots or uneven portions of the lawn.

Step 2

Rake the sand into the uneven areas. Do not make the sand layer more than 1 inch deep.

Step 3

Sweep the lawn with a broom. This helps move sand off the level areas of the lawn. Excess sand can kill healthy centipede grass.