Landscaping

For more than 20 years, River Sand Inc. has been working hand in hand with Greater Atlanta landscapers to produce some of the most beautiful lawns in Georgia. We carry all the landscaping materials you need to create and maintain the lawn of your dreams.

Our landscaping materials are all carefully selected and produced to the highest quality standards. We offer environmentally products that work perfectly in our Southern climate.

River Sand Inc. produces many of our own products, meaning you save middleman costs and get superior quality because of our rigorous quality control standards start to finish.

Landscaping Materials

River Sand

Our river sand is natural sand that is not made from crushing rock. It is composed of natural quartz (silica) grains. We test all our river sand to make sure it provides a higher degree of hardness and durability in comparison to other sand providers.

Granite Sand

Granite sand is also known as M10s, granite dust, blue sand, gray sand, pond sand, paver base, sand screenings and many more names. Granite dust is considered manufactured sand, and it is gray, finely textured, and is easily compacted to a firm, smooth surface. Granite sand is often used as a base for pavers and for horse arena construction and footing.

Bio Mix Soil (best seller)

Bio Mix Soil, also known as bioretention soil or biofiltration soil, is a newly developed product for use in retention ponds. Bio Mix soil helps retention ponds better filter out contaminants from water, improving water quality and increasing vegetation growth. Bio Mix Soil is a low-impact way to create an eco-friendly retention system that really works!

PerfectSoil Topsoil

PerfectSoil is the ideal topsoil product to promote plant growth, root penetration and water infiltration for all your landscaping and gardening needs.

PerfectSoil is:

  • Screened – To remove unwanted sticks, rocks, and debris.
  • Fertile – Dark, nutrient-rich soil promotes plant growth.
  • Loamy – Promotes root penetration and water infiltration.
  • pH balanced – Adjusted for optimal growth of most plants.
  • Contains the right amount of organic matter – Enriched with enough organic matter to hold nutrients and water to improve soil tilth.
  • Free from red clay that inhibits plant health!

Fill Dirt

Fill dirt (Georgia red clay) is an affordable and safe option for filling in an area. We choose the best clay available with minimal rocks and debris. We offer high-clay fill dirt as well as “sugar dirt” that is more granular. Fill dirt is NOT preferable to plant on, but with the addition of PerfectSoil on top of your fill dirt, you can make any area perfect for growing a gorgeous landscape.

River Rock

River rock, also known as deco rock or egg rock, comes in beautiful earth tone colors and varies in size from 1 to 3 inches. It’s very popular in landscaping because it is eye-catching, requires no maintenance and is virtually indestructible. River rock is a great alternative to paving because it offsets heat and allows water infiltration.

Pea Gravel

Pea gravel comes in an array of gorgeous earth tones and ranges from dime-sized to quarter-sized. Pea gravel is a great, long-lasting addition to any landscape and it is almost maintenance-free. It also offsets heat and allows water infiltration, making it a great alternative to paving.

USGA Topdressing

Topdressing is a thin layer of material on top of the thatch in which bermudagrasses grow. Topdressing is the most effective treatment to control excessive accumulation of thatch in the root zone. Topdressing accelerates decomposition of thatch buildup and reverses its negative effects. It also helps level surfaces, improves drainage and alleviates problems with acidic, compacted clays. River Sand Inc.’s topdressing meets all strict USGA standards proven by the golf industry.

Ultradwarf Topdressing

Our ultradwarf topdressing is made specifically for high-density ultradwarf Bermuda grasses, which are quickly becoming the turf of choice for Georgia golf courses. Our ultradwarf topdressing is finer than traditional topdressing to ensure it penetrates through the finer ultradwarf grasses. It is also naturally colored green to blend in to the turf. White ultradwarf topdressing is also available upon request.

Mulch

River Sand Inc. offers several different types of mulch including natural, colored, cypress, and Kid-Safe Playground. Mulch helps to keep unwanted weeds at bay and retains moisture. As it decomposes, it releases enriching nutrients into the soil. We use only the finest hardwoods to produce our natural mulch. We can also create mulch using waste from your other landscaping endeavors, creating a significant savings for you.

Pine Bark Nuggets

River Sand Inc. offers two sizes of pine bark nuggets: regular (1-3 inches) and mini (approx. ½ inch). Pine bark nuggets look great, prevent weed growth and retain soil moisture. However, the nuggets do float, so they should only be used on flat areas to prevent loss. As the nuggets decompose over time, they will release enriching nutrients back into the soil.
We can help you choose the perfect product for your project. Just give us a call at 877-499-SAND. We look forward to serving you!

Equestrian

Footing, Construction, and Maintenance

River Sand offers a whole line of footing products, including our Arena Sand.  Years ago, our expertise in footing led to us offering more services along with the products.  River Sand is now also an industry leader in Arena Construction and Maintenance Services.  We offer complete arena construction projects from start to finish as well as maintenance on existing horse arenas.  Let us help you answer all your questions including: what sand will work best, where to build your arena, how to build your arena, how to restore your existing arena, and how to get the best arena for your investment and farm.  Most of our arenas solutions are designed for you and your discipline of riding on your particular property.

Proper arena footing is one of the most important aspects of promoting the performance and health of your horse. Over the years, River Sand Inc. has worked with trainers, veterinarians, and long-time riders all over North Georgia and Greater Atlanta to develop arena sand that will work with every equestrian discipline.

River Sand Inc.’s arena footing sands provide the right mix of traction and cushioning for your horse’s joints, and our special blends provide both proper drainage in wet conditions and dust reduction for dry days. Our arena footing can be custom-mixed to suit your needs.

Arena Sand & Footing

Arena sand is one of River Sand Inc.’s specialties, as we have consulted with numerous trainers and vets over the years to ensure our sand remains the best on the market. Our arena sand helps to cushion joints and cartilage and gives riders the feel they crave in the arena.

Our arena sand is specially mixed just for horse footing. Our arena sand is mixed to provide adequate drainage during wet conditions and reduce hazardous dust in dry conditions. Our sand is sub-angular in shape for increased traction and improved cushioning abilities.

Gradation and Add-Ins

Gradation is key when selecting proper sand for horse arena footing. You particular equestrian discipline will determine the gradation of the sand footing you need. We can also supply and blend crumb rubber, synthetic fibers or textiles, calcine clay, and other materials by request.

Don’t take risks with sub-par arena sand!

Many sands sold by our competitors lead to compaction, dust and serious health issues for horses and their riders. Manufactured sands may be great for a base, but they are not necessarily right for the footing. Proper footing is one of the most critical aspects of your horse’s performance.

Don’t trust a dump truck driver to make sure you get the right sand for your arena!

Please call us for more information and questions about your arena.

We can help you choose the perfect product for your project. Just give us a call at 877-499-SAND. We look forward to serving you!

Golf

Georgia’s temperate climate makes it an ideal spot for some of the world’s most famous golf courses, and River Sand Inc. makes sure those courses stay beautiful with superior topdressing, golf bunker sand and divot sand!

River Sand Incorporated offers a wide variety of products for use on and around the golf course. Building relationships over the years with golf course superintendents has given us insight into the needs of local golf courses. River Sand Inc. offers many standard products, and we’ll be happy to design custom solutions that solve all your toughest issues.

Premium quality is always guaranteed, as is a very competitive price.

Golf Products

USGA Topdressing

Topdressing is a thin layer of material on top of the thatch on which your bermudagrasses grow. Topdressing hastens decomposition of thatch buildup and reverses its undesirable effects. It also helps level surfaces, improves drainage and mends problems with acidic, compressed clays. River Sand Inc.’s topdressing meets all strict USGA standards.

Ultradwarf Topdressing

Our ultradwarf topdressing is made specifically for high-density ultradwarf bermudagrasses, which are quickly becoming the turf of choice for Greater Atlanta golf courses. Our ultradwarf topdressing is finer than traditional topdressing, so it penetrates through the blades of finer ultradwarf grasses. It is also naturally colored green to blend in to the turf, although white ultradwarf topdressing is also available upon request.

Bunker Sand

Our golf bunker sand is the ideal particle size and shape for play, without fine particles that result in crusting. We offer several different types and colors of golf bunker sand to fit all your needs. We are the only Northeast Georgia producer meeting USGA recommendations.

Divot Sand

Our green-dyed divot sand is 100% natural and non-toxic. Its long-lasting color is designed to stay on the sand, not your patrons. River Sand Inc.’s divot sand provides an immediate aesthetic improvement as well as a medium for turf to reestablish.

We can help you choose the perfect product for your project. Just give us a call at 877-499-SAND. We look forward to serving you!

Sports field

Whether you are building a new baseball field or maintaining an existing one, RSI’s products are your best option for performance. Our AMP baseball infield dirt and AMP baseball mound clay are custom blended to your specifications. They are designed to work with Greater Atlanta’s sudden storms and get your players back on the field faster after a rain event.

Our topdressing sands provide the ideal gradation for alleviating compaction, eliminating thatch, allowing water infiltration, and promoting root penetration on baseball field grasses. RSI also offers a premium selection of soil products to keep your outfield looking fabulous.

Infield Products

AMP Infield Mix

We’ve been providing premium AMP Infield Mix to baseball fields around the country for more than two decades. Our baseball infield dirt is designed to be both aesthetically pleasing and performance enhancing. AMP Infield Mix facilitates proper drainage to get players back on the field faster after a storm. We can analyze your field and create the perfect clay/sand blend to give you the playing conditions you desire.

AMP Mound X

Our AMP Mound X is a high-density baseball mound clay for use around the pitcher’s mound and batter’s box. Mound X is firm and durable, enabling you to reshape depressions to the desired level. It’s screened to eliminate rocks and to give it a loose consistency for easy use.

Outfield Products

USGA Topdressing

Topdressing is a thin layer of material on top of the thatch where grass grows. Topdressing control excessive accumulation of thatch in the root zone, accelerates decomposition of thatch buildup and mends its negative effects. Topdressing also helps level surfaces, improves drainage and eases problems with acidic, compressed clays. River Sand Inc.’s topdressing meets all strict USGA standards proven by the golf industry.

We can help you choose the perfect product for your project. Just give us a call at 877-499-SAND. We look forward to serving you!

Construction

River Sand Inc. has been the go-to source for construction sand, masonry sand and gravel in Greater Atlanta for more than two decades. All our construction materials are produced using our own stringent quality control standards, ensuring consistency and quality load after load.

Gravel

River Sand Inc. has been a leading gravel supplier in North Georgia and Greater Atlanta for more than two decades. We can deliver our gravel in a spreader truck if you wish, to save you labor costs after delivery. Our most popular gravel products include:

  • #57 Crushed Stone – This crushed granite is perfect for driveways and French drains.
  • Crusher Run – Because crusher run provides a hard surface, it is most commonly used as a base for roads or in parking pads.
  • #4 Gravel – This stone is screened to ensure proper size allocation from larger stones to granular sizes.

Fill Dirt

Fill dirt (Georgia red clay) is an affordable and safe option for filling in an area. Our fill dirt is made from best clay available with minimal rocks and debris. We offer high-clay content fill dirt as well as “sugar dirt” that is more granular.

Construction Sand

Our legacy of consistency and rigorous quality assurance keeps our construction sand in high demand with local builders, developers and remodelers. Our construction sand is perfect for your construction project, concrete mixing or filler for your job site.

Masonry Sand

We are North Georgia’s only masonry sand producer. We can provide you with the exact color and gradation of sand you need for your project, regardless of size or scope. Our masonry sand undergoes rigorous quality control measures to ensure it is simply the very best masonry sand on the market. Because we produce our own sand, you save the costs of a middleman, and we control the quality of our sand from start to finish.

We can help you choose the perfect product for your project. Just give us a call at 877-499-SAND. We look forward to serving you!

Dredging

Greater Atlanta Hydraulic Dredging Services

Restore the beauty and usefulness of your pond, lake or stream with our hydraulic dredging services or mechanical dredging services.

Dredging is a low-impact, environmentally friendly method of removing excess sediment build-up from bodies of water.

What can dredging services do for me?

Over time, sediment builds up in lakes, ponds and streams, resulting in:

  • Less water storage
  • Murky, slow-moving currents
  • Algae and aquatic weed growth
  • Compromised fish habitat
  • Difficult boat navigation

Dredging removes problem-causing sediment and restores your pond, water hazard or stream to its former beauty and health.

River Sand Inc. serves Greater Atlanta and all of North Georgia, and we’ve done completed dredging projects all over the state. No project is too small or too large!

Dredging FAQs

What’s the difference between mechanical dredging and hydraulic dredging?

Hydraulic dredging uses pumps that vacuum excess sediment away. Hydraulic dredging works well when there is adequate area for dewatering and storage of excess sediment.
Mechanical dredging uses a dipper to physically scoop excess sediment out of the water. Mechanical dredging is very efficient if the area is accessible by land or by barge.

Do I need a permit to have dredging done on my property?

Permits vary by area. Contact your local U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office at www.usace.mil to find out more. River Sand Inc. offers permitting as part of our dredging service.

How long does dredging take?

Generally speaking, it takes a few days to dredge a small pond and a few weeks for smaller lakes and coves. Projects more than 2,000 cubic yards take a few weeks to a couple of months. Once we assess your project, we can give you a more exact timeframe.

How much does dredging cost?

Dredging is often priced per cubic yard, but various factors affect the price of your project. We can give you a more accurate quote once we speak to you about specifics.

How far can you pump the sediment?

We can pump sediment more than a mile from its source.

Will dredging harm the fish in my lake or stream?

The aquatic habitat actually benefits from dredging. Dredging provides course substrate for spawning and exposes woody debris for cover. Many fisherman prefer to fish in areas that have been dredged. We make sure not to dredge any areas used for spawning during spawning season.

Questions?

Just give us a call at 877-499-SAND. We look forward to serving you!