You will find that there are 100 different opinions and techniques on this project. Leveling a lawn is not an exact science, but the videos below will give you the approach from our favorite lawn care nut, Allyn Hane:
Link to video: https://youtu.be/bi5PFME699U
Link to video: https://youtu.be/NleJWDAfZ3k
Here's a few quick tips from the video:
- Use dry sand - paver/play sand will work fine just make sure it's dry!
- Throw'er down until you start to see the sand sticking out through the lawn
- Don't bury the lawn
- Let the grass seek is new level within the sand over time and add more sand later (couple of weeks/months) if needed
- Water it in
Also note: If you are going to level the lawn in spring, skip the pre-emergent. There is also no need to de-thatch or aerate prior to starting this project.
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