Most of us enjoy our turfgrass lawns as a great foundation for outdoor activity. Maintaining our lawns properly is very important, in part, to ensure safe and enjoyable outdoor activity. A lawn needs to be smooth to avoid injuries that might be caused from stepping on an uneven surface. A level and even lawn is also easier to maintain. The least invasive approach to leveling your uneven areas would be to topdress (or "top-dress") the low spots, by filling them with soil and/or organic matter –- basically, a soil medium that can support turfgrass growth. Apply enough soil in the low areas to make them even and level with the areas around them. You will then want to seed the topdressed areas with turf to obtain an even healthy turfgrass lawn. After establishment, the lawn should be maintained properly to ensure that you can obtain the most enjoyment from the lawn.
If the uneven areas are substantial enough that topdressing won’t solve the problem, you may need to do a more major renovation by regrading the area and establishing a new stand of turfgrass. No matter what method you choose -- to topdress or renovate more substantially -- it will be important that you follow proper practice in establishing the turfgrass and maintaining it properly after establishment.
Source: the lawn care experts at John Deere.
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