Helpful Tips Prior To Leveling Your Lawn
Do you often find standing water on your lawn after it rains or after your sprinklers have been on? If so, there is a good chance that your lawn is not level. There are many factors that can contribute to an uneven lawn. For instance, animals can dig holes that will fill up with water. Regular wear and tear in your yard can also lead to an uneven lawn. This is extremely likely if you have children who are constantly playing sports and running through your yard. It is extremely easy for children and pets to create ruts and holes in your lawn. If your property is prone to flooding, it can cause the soil to erode, leading to drainage problems.
Preparing to Level Your Lawn
Whether you are going to level your lawn yourself or hire a company, it is important to follow some simple steps to ensure success. Be sure to survey your lawn to look for areas that are lower than others or where it seems like water is accumulating. You may notice dips, holes, or slopes that are causing the problem.
If you have an irrigation system, it is necessary to check the sprinkler heads and where the pipes run to make sure there is no problem. We are more than happy to come out and check should you notice an issue. We can also help you locate all your sprinkler heads if you are unsure of their placement.
Once you have surveyed your lawn, you can create a plan for how you will fix and level it. If there is no rain and the weather is dry before you are going to begin fixing your lawn, it is important to run your sprinklers to soften the grass and soil. It is much easier to work with slightly damp materials.
Be sure to contact us at Challenger Irrigation for all of your sprinkler system questions and maintenance needs. We are happy to serve Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, and Citrus counties.