Your lawn may have been relatively flat when you first built it but that doesn’t mean it was going to stay that way.
Over time, soil that has been disturbed or filled in can settle, hence creating low places in your lawn and along the base of your home.
This issue when left unattended can lead to drainage problems in your outdoor landscaping. The best solution is acting quickly by grading and re-sloping the lawn back to its original level ground.
Tips to improve your outdoor landscaping with grading services
To refresh your outdoor space, re-sloping the lawn should be a routine lawn maintenance task. Of course, the process can be a hassle but when done well, you won’t have to deal with drainage issues.
- Check for low areas in your yard. This can be most evident after a rainstorm, you’re likely to see pools of water settling in the low areas. Mark each part.
- Dig out the grass in the mark areas and set aside
- Remove any shrubs around your foundation, if in case you have to fix drainage issues in these areas
- Remove any ground covering 10 feet from around your house
- Fill in the low areas with topsoil until its slightly higher than the surrounding lawn
- If you have a lawn roller, roll the soil you added until you achieve a leveled ground.
- Water the soil
- Replant in the landscape, replace the mulch and finish up the project