Written by Gene Caballero on July 07, 2015
How to level the lawn
If you are a homeowner with a lawn, you already know that uneven areas of the lawn do not look good and they can also be a hazard to children, pets, and anyone who steps in an uneven dip. Luckily, the process of leveling a lawn is very simple and your reward will be a beautiful lawn free of uneven dips.
Before you get started, you will need to make sure you have all the equipment and supplies you need ahead of time. First of all, you will need a shovel that is square nosed. You will be able to spread the lawn mix with this type of shovel. You will also need a straight garden or solid bow rake to help with leveling. You will also want to purchase one or two buckets. You will use these for the spread mixture of compost and sand. Be sure to choose an orange sand instead of a playground or river sand when you are shopping for supplies. The other two types of sand will not harm your lawn, however, it is good to know that the orange sand will actually contain nutritive value and be finer for your lawn. In other words, it will be a smarter choice for your lawn while the other types of sand are fillers with no nutritive value.
The mix that you make will be used to fill in any uneven areas. After filling in the holes you will use the rake to level it with the surface of the lawn. This will even up any lower areas and allow your lawn to continue to grow evenly. The sand helps the mixture flow. Be sure to spread the mixture across any areas that need to be leveled and use the rake to ensure that the the holes are leveled with the surface of the lawn. After you have finished that part, you should let it settle for a little while. If you want to you, you can dampened it, but be sure not to wet it entirely. After waiting several hours, you should repeat the leveling and spreading process with a topsoil that is high quality. It is advisable to invest a little with high quality topsoil you can find at your local nursery where you can get the best quality and match for your money and area. Be sure to let it settle once again before spreading and raking one last layer of good compost over the uneven areas of your lawn.
While it may take awhile to level your lawn in these three stages, it is the best way to make sure that you will not have to redo your work a few weeks down the line when the soil begins to settle. Also, the layering technique of compost and sand, topsoil that is high quality, and a compost dressing helps to speed the growth process. It will make ultimately make your lawn grow faster and healthier. Therefore, it is better to put more time in now so that you can end up with a beautiful lawn.
It is very simple to level your lawn. Taking time to do the process right will bring out the very best in your lawn. If you need help with lawn care in Atlanta Georgia or landscaping services in St Petersburg, Florida, give us a spin!
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