Sand Trap Installation Introduction
Installing a sand
trap in your yard is very easy and inexpensive. In fact, the installation
of the 15' x 12' sand trap in our example cost about $65.00 in materials
and only took 3 hours to complete.
Many of the tools
required for the installation are very common household items
that you most likely already own. Other materials are available
at your local home improvement stores.
- Weed killer
- Weed barrier
- Hammer & landscaping
- Gravel or pea
- Extension cord
or garden hose
- Can of orange
or white spray paint
- Sand - Premium
white play sand or course sandblasting sand
To determine the
required amount of sand you need, use the following formula: one 100
pound bag of sand in needed for each 10 square feet of area. Take your
total square footage and divide by ten to get the total number of 100
bags needed. The example below shows how to figure the required amount
of sand for a 15' x 12' sand trap.
by 12' = 180 sq. ft.
180 divided by 10 = 18
Therefore, 18 100 pound bags of sand is needed for a 15' x 12'
Step 1: Determine a location
Step 2: Remove the grass
in the marked area and create the slope
Step 3: Dig the drainage
Step 4: Fill the trench
with the gravel
Step 5: Apply weed killer
and secure weed barrier
Step 6: Fill the trap with
Step 7: Distribute the