Who doesn’t want a lawn that is beautiful to look at and comfortable to spend time in? The key to achieving a beautiful lawn lies in providing it with proper care and maintenance. One essential part of regular lawn upkeep that we sometimes overlook is leveling.
A lawn that is uneven is not just unpleasant to look at but can also be a potential safety hazard. The bumpy surface of an uneven lawn can cause accidents and injuries to the people walking on it. Thus, it is important to level your lawn from time to time.
Dracut Landscaping explains what causes bumps on your lawn surface and suggests how you can correct them in the first part of our lawn leveling guide.
Root Causes of An Uneven Lawn
The key to solving any problem efficiently is to find its root cause. Once identified, you can work to improve that particular aspect which will solve the problem for good.
Your lawn is subject to general erosion in its day-to-day life. While these small issues are not typically unusual or problematic, if left unchecked, they can accumulate and cause unevenness in your lawn.
The possibility of your ground suffering damage because of disease or pest infestation is also something to consider. In this case, simply leveling the lawn will not solve the problem. You will first have to cure the cause and then even out the surface to ensure that the problem does not reoccur.
Steps to Leveling a Mildly Uneven Lawn
A mildly uneven lawn can be fixed. It is best to dethatch and mow the lawn before you begin. You can use a mixture of topsoil, manure, and sand to fill the small cavities, as needed, and use a rake and a push broom to clean it off. It is best to pick the contents of the filling mixture on the basis of the specific soil you have in your yard.
Leveling a Moderately Uneven Lawn
A moderately uneven lawn requires comparatively more work than the previous type but, generally, follows the same procedure. Since the number and severity of depressions are greater, it is better to hire professionals to get quality lawn installation and leveling services.
Do you still have questions? Check out the second part of the series to learn more!