What is the Recommended Mix for Sand, Silt and Clay?

Sand (50-70%)

Higher than recommended amounts = increased soil mobility = increased maintenance. Avoid sands with surfaces that are severely angular or rounded as well as highly spherical. For lower maintenance fields, use a soil with 65 – 75% sand content. High maintenance infields can use a tighter soil for better traction by decreasing the sand content to between 55% and 65%.

Silt (15-35%)

Stay with lower end of recommended values to avoid dusty infields. High levels of silt (>30%) will increase the slickness of an infield skin surface when it is wet.

Clay (15-35%)

Infield soils with clay contents higher than 25% may require the addition of soil amendments for proper soil consistency.

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