Leveling and Fixing Uneven Spots in Your Lawn

Uneven lawns are another of the minor problems that can occur with lawns over time, or if the lawn wasn’t properly installed. Whether the lawn be raised in areas, or has spots, the remedy is rather simple one.


In cold-winter climates, freezing and thawing causes soil to heave and become bumpy and uneven. Even earthworms can cause your lawn to become uneven, by leaving castings on soil surface. If you have a high or low spot in your lawn that raises havoc with your mower, here’s how to fix it:

  1. With a spade outline the uneven area by pushing the spade in a few inches around the perimeter.

    If it’s a large area, cut across the middle with the spade so that you create 18- to 24-inch wide strips of sod. Then push the spade about 2 inches underneath the sod and gently pry it up so that the roots separate from the soil.

  2. Roll up the sod and keep it moist.

    If it’s hot, put the sod in a wheelbarrow and move it to a shady spot.

  3. Turn the soil with the spade and add or remove enough soil to bring the area to the proper level.

    Don’t forget to consider the thickness of the sod. Water the area to settle the soil.



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