A beautiful lush lawn can get bumpy and uneven over the years. This can be caused by weeds, earthworms, freezing and thawing conditions. Though your bumpy lawn can still look pretty decent from afar, walking and sitting on it can be uncomfortable, which can be problematic if you and your family enjoy a lot of outdoor recreational activities.
Read on and learn a few things that you can do to fix your bumpy lawn and make it lusher and fuller again.
- Set your lawn mower to a low setting. Through this, the grass you cut will be extremely short and finding problematic areas will be easier.
- Remove thatch on your lawn with a garden rake. Thatch is a layer of living and dead plant matter directly on top of the soil and is typically composed of plant roots and stems. It may look like a dead grass and tends to block the soil from receiving air and water. So it is important to have it removed to ensure that your lawn is getting enough water and nutrients.
- With the use of a shovel, apply scoops of fresh topsoil to low areas of your lawn. The dirt should be no more than ½ inch thick to ensure the existing grass can grow through it as if it’s too deep, it will kill the existing grass. Slightly spread the dirt with a rake if it gets too deep.
- Use a core aerator over the lawn. Use a pattern similar to mowing and repeat the process in another direction.
- You will have to repeat the soil application process on the following year. And expect your lawn to even out over time.
- Do no use heavy lawn rollers because they can compact the soil even more to the extent that it’s no longer suitable for growing grass or providing nutrients to the existing lawn.
- Watering the lawn a couple of days before aeration can give the land time to absorb the water. Never aerate a lawn that is too wet as it can result in cores of soil and grass sticking to the machine.
Lastly, it would be important for your lawn to get enough balanced nutrients by using an appropriate fertilizer. For more details on what fertilizers to use, check out Fertilizers for LESS and shop around for good quality fertilizers at affordable prices!