Maneuvering over the lumps and bumps when mowing the lawn can become very frustrating most of the time. A level lawn has many advantages including having a great look and making for easier maintenance.
If your garden has water logging and drainage issues, grading and leveling the lawn can help in directing the flow of water away from your house or property while allowing for the absorption of more water into the soil thus adding the required nutrients.
Why is your Lawn Uneven?
Your lawn can become uneven or rather bumpy as a result of several reasons. Here are some of the reasons:
During winter, surface water tends to settle on the lawn. The weather during the winter months usually contributes to the developing of bumps and lumps in your lawn. You shouldn’t allow any surface water to settle on your lawn since it will result in long term damage. Ensure your lawn has a proper drainage that allows water to flow away.
Animals play a greater role in causing bumps and lumps in your lawn. If your neighborhood is full of cats or pesky foxes, then this can cause unevenness to your lawn. Pesky foxes are always moving up and down looking for food. They are most likely to stray into your garden especially when your lawn is most vulnerable. Laying a chicken wire against the soil (before sowing) can help prevent cats from walking against the garden. Alternatively, you may cover the sand pit any time it is not in use.
Your lawn will experience too much pressure when your kids keep playing in the garden when the soil is a little bit soft. First, this affects the health of the grass and may result in long term issues.
- Night crawlers
Your lawn will always have those giant earth worms that shift almost twenty tones of soil per acre from underground to the surface each year. This can become a real nuisance especially when you want a perfect lawn without bumps and lumps. Ensure the soil PH level is low to keep them away.
- Soil Settlement
The composition of your lawn can be affected by things that occur under the soil surface such as piping, rocks, and other debris. To deal with this problem, you need to excavate the area that is affected and break up the rubble that is causing lumps and bumps on the surface.
Before starting the leveling process, you need to thoroughly check your lawn to determine whether there are any drainage problems and how much of it will require leveling. At times, the problem could be damaged water pipes or drainage problems.