Can You Tell Me How to Level My Lawn?
Absolutely! It’s easy! When it comes to levelling a lawn, there’s a right way to do it and many wrong ways. Lawn levelling is not particular hard if you know what you’re doing. While it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, you do have to put in some work. Learning how to level a lawn is easy. Just follow the simple steps below.
What’s the Best Time for Leveling Lawns?
The best time to level uneven lawn is during the grass growing season in the spring and summer. Leveling lawn when the grass is dormant during the off season disturbs the turf without the benefit of recovery when grass is actively growing.
What Should You Use in Leveling Your Lawn?
First and foremost, do NOT use pure sand. Instead, combine planting soil and sand in equal parts and use this mixture to level out a lawn.
Should I Lift the Grass When Levelling?
The answer to this depends on whether your lawn has just shallow low spots or more serious deep depressions. In learning how to level a lawn, it’s important for you to first decide whether it’s necessary to lift the grass. For the shallower low spots, generally less than an inch lower than the surround soils, it’s not necessary to lift the grass to achieve level lawns. You can just spread about 1/2″ of the soil/sand mixture in those areas. Make sure not to cover the grass leaves. You can use a soft broom to gently sweep the soil off if needed. Finally, thoroughly water your lawn and give it about a month for the soil/sand mixture to settle and the grass to grow through it. Repeat as necessary until your lawn’s level.
How do I level my lawn if my lawn has deep depressions? In this case, you should lift up the existing grass over the depression and fill it with the soil/sand mixture. You can use a Kick-Type Sod Cutter to help you lift up the grass. Once filled, put the layer of grass back and water your lawn thoroughly. You may also need to apply fertilizer depending on the type of grass you have.
Leveling lawn is not a big deal at all when you follow the directions above on how to level out a lawn. You don’t need lawn leveling equipment or a “lawn leveler”. It’s just a matter of mixing some soil and sand, some manual labor of spreading the mixture, and possibly using the Kick-Type Sod Cutter (for those deep depressions).
For additional tips go to: lawn care tips.