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How to Level a Grass Lawn

- April 10, 2018
lawn leveling
No matter how level your lawn is whenever you 1st seed it or place down sod, it probably will create some uneven spots over time. Ground settling and erosion are two primary causes of an uneven lawn. It is not a hard task to level grass lawns, but if there's an underlying problem, such as erosion from improper drainage, you should try to fix the problem 1st. Otherwise, lawn leveling will grow to be a normal occurrence on your to-do list.

Repair Slight Irregularities

  1. Mix equal parts sand and topsoil together inside a wheelbarrow or buckets. Too much sand can cause the ground to drain also swiftly and dry out your grass. It might also bond with any clay beneath the topsoil to make a cement-like surface. Should you prefer, add compost for the mixture.
  2. Scatter the topsoil and sand mixture more than the low spots in the ground with a shovel. Add no more than 1/2 inch of filler at a time. Smooth the mixture in place using a rake or broom.
  3. Continue filling each of the low spots on the uneven lawn.
  4. Feed and water the lawn.
  5. Repeat this leveling process, as necessary, one a lot more time during the growing season, adding 1/2-inch of new soil and sand mixture at a time to level the lawn.

Repair Serious Unlevelness

  1. Scrape off the grass attached to 2 inches of topsoil in portions from the lawn that are too high or that have deeper impressions that a 1/2-inch filler can't appropriate. Use the flat edge of a shovel held horizontally to the ground to remove the grass in patches. Set the grass aside.
  2. Lower the raise the subsoil, as required. Either add enough topsoil and sand mix to raise the ground level or scrape off raised portions to level the ground.
  3. Spot the grass patches back on top of the leveled ground. In the event the grass sustains a lot of damage as you remove it, replace it with new sod patches placed closely collectively.
  4. Fertilize and water the grass patches or sod to re-establish the root system.
Tips
  • Level grass lawns during peak growing season. The grass grows up via the new topsoil and sand mixture rapidly and you can very easily determine if you need to repeat the process. If you do it when the grass is dormant, you could kill the grass.
  • When the soil and sand mixture is slightly damp, put it on the lawn and then wait for an hour or so ahead of leveling it. This allows the mixture to dry and makes it simpler to work into the grass.
 

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