Lawn care in spring: repair of trenches and unevenness

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The next stage of spring lawn care is the repair of tires. Bad patches are “bald” or sagging areas that are formed by intensive use of the lawn, in marshy areas when there was something on the lawn for a long time (e.g. a children’s slide or swing) or in areas where you have removed a whole colony of rhizome weeds. You need to sow fresh grass (how to sow grass on the lawn, read in our article Lawn with your own hands), and put a mixture of garden soil or leaf humus on top of the mixture with the sand you prepared for mulching the lawn (see below), so that the level of worn-out area is equal to the main lawn level.

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At the same time, the lawn is repaired by repairing the unevenness of the lawn: lowlands and hillocks. The bumps should be leveled with the overall level, seeded and slightly sprinkled with mulches. The lowlands fill with sand, sow grass and then lightly sprinkle with a small layer of mulch.

Lawn care in spring: Edge treatment

If you have a formal lawn of the right shape, the greased, worn and fuzzy edges (borders) will completely spoil the impression and negate all the hard work on lawn care. Therefore, be sure to take the time to level and restore the edges of your lawn. Form straight lines of borders on a board or on a rope stretched on pegs driven into the ground (see photo above). Then use a straight sharp shovel to create a clear edge. Form wavy edges of informal lawns using a hose laid out in the desired shape. After repairing the edges, adjust and refresh the grooves, which are small empty spaces separating the lawn from the built-up areas of the garden, such as garden paths or patio tiles (see photo before and after). Professional gardener SB

Formal lawns that have collapsed and are heavily blurred are difficult to restore. Although this “trick” makes the job much easier. Cut out a rectangle or square of turf to a depth of 10 cm at the site of the damage from the edge to the healthy part of the lawn. Gently cut the turf (grass with roots and soil) from below with a wide, sharp shovel, separate and lift it up. Now turn it upside down 180 degrees and place it back where it was before. Now the edge of the lawn is clear and beautiful again, and the problem worn area has moved inside, where it is much easier to correct. Treat the boulder as described above and sow the grass.

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