As part of our efforts to create the ultimate Lawn & Garden Homeowner’s guides we are constantly searching the web for great pieces of advice.
After walking around my neighborhood and observing a couple lawns, I noticed that some of them have bumps all over the place. I wasn’t sure why this was and, considering I want to own a home someday, I thought I would take to the internet to answer my question. I found a couple reasons:
There are several factors that are responsible for bumpy lawns:
- Your lawn may be a little thin which makes the bumps more noticeable. In a thick, dense lawn, your bumps would be less noticable.
- The late winter and early spring freezing and thawing causes the soil to heave up which leaves bumps.
- Earthworm castings can cause the area to be bumpy. Even though we may not like the bumps, earthworms help improve our lawns and are a sign of good soil.
And a couple solutions:
- Apply a good lawn fertilizer THIS SPRING like Earl May Lawn Food. This will help thicken your lawn and make the bumps less noticeable.
- THIS AUGUST, use a core aerifier to open holes in the lawn.
- Follow up by using a power rake to break down the lawn bumps, break up the soil cores, and rake the thatch out of the lawn.
- Then remove any loose surface thatch that comes out after power raking.
- Now apply a grass seed appropriate for the lawn area (sun or shade). Earl May carries several varieties of lawn seed.
- Then apply a seed starter fertilizer like Earl May New Lawn Starter.
- Lastly, keep the new lawn area moist so the seed will germinate, get established, and thicken up your lawn.
Found at EarlMay.com
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