AS the sun makes it’s appearance, it’s time to start getting our hands dirty and working on our gardens.
If you’re fed up of seeing bald patches or bumps in your lawn, then don’t fret.
Here are four simple tips to get your lawn looking lush again just in time for summer, without having to pay an expert to do it.
Flattening out bumpy ground can be done at any time of the year, but the gardening experts at the Express reports it’s best to get started in spring.
Start with smaller bumps (less than one inch) and simply use your foot to press them firmly down.
If you have holes made by animals, fill them with topsoil, compressing the earth with your foot to create a solid surface.
Make sure to water the areas well to encourage new grass to grow to create a seamless finish.
For larger lumps and bumps, you’ll need to equip yourself with a few tools to help.
Start by mowing the lawn and then use a rake to uplift thatch (clumps of dead grass) and other organic matter.
Once you’ve removed uneven patches, top dress them with sand and soil using a 40:60 ratio.
Fill them using a hard-bristled brush to create a level surface, and water well to encourage new grass to grow.
Finally, sow some fresh grass seeds on any areas that are bare and need re-covering.
Make sure to distribute more on scarce patches or on lumps that have born torn up.
always lay grass seeds on a mild, spring day and make sure to water them well once the seeds have been sown.
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