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jerry1967 11-12-2007 01:00 PM

High low areas in my lawn
 
What causes the high low areas in my lawn? I can not see them but when I walk on the lawn I can feel the areas with my feet.

perpetual98 11-12-2007 01:04 PM

We just bought a new house with lots of undulation to the lawn. I'm kinda curious myself as to how to fix it next spring. Fill? Rolling? I figured sod wouldn't do it.

panhandlion 11-28-2007 07:24 PM

Depending on how many areas and how big they are, you need to add a layer of lawn dressing in the undulations... "dressing" can be compost or sand or topsoil.

Depending on how many or how large of an area, you can use bagged topsoil or have some delivered or go get a trailer or pick up load from a garden center...


throw a few shovels full in the area you want to build up and rake it out with a steel tine rake... if your undulations have grass growing in them MAKE SURE you leave at least 1/3 of the grass blades sticking out of the top of the fill...

allow the grass to grow through this layer and if you need more top dressing do the same process again a month or two later...

this is for smaller areas and lawns... if it is a large lawn, I would recommend doing the same procedure with a tractor and a box blade...

IT IS VERY LABOR INTENSIVE and to be honest with you, if you can't see it why worry about it? Might be easier to sit in the shade and have a cold one...:thumbsup:

handy man88 11-28-2007 11:46 PM

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Originally Posted by jerry1967 (Post 73389)
What causes the high low areas in my lawn? I can not see them but when I walk on the lawn I can feel the areas with my feet.

This is caused by the builder not rolling out or tamping down the grade before applying sod. Or, it could have been pieces of wood in the ground that have just rotted out causing settlement.


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