A Guide to Using a Level Tool to Ensure Your Soil is Evenly Leveled
Using a level tool to level your soil is a great way to create a beautiful, flat space for gardening or entertaining outside. Whether your yard has a few small hills, large dips, or just needs to be leveled off, it can be done fairly easily with a few basic tools and careful attention to detail.
To begin, start with a visual inspection of the area that you plan to level. Mark out the most obvious dips or small hills with stakes, then remove any topsoil and sod from the area with a shovel, put it in a wheelbarrow, and rake the area until it appears even. If there are areas of depression, add some topsoil and when the surface appears reasonably level, use a garden roller to make sure the area is as even as possible.
Now, you’ll use the spirit level tool. Place the tool on the wood and lay it on the grass, working in different directions to identify any uneven areas. Stake these areas again, and repeat this process over the entire area that you plan to level. This will allow you to determine how much work needs to be done to achieve a perfectly flat result.
Continue adding or removing soil slowly in order to get an even surface. Be sure to use the level tool as you work in order to be sure that the area is evenly levelled. After shoveling the soil, use a rake to break apart any clumps before continuing. Once you believe that the entire area is level, use the level tool once more to make sure that everything is even, and use the garden roller on any areas that appear high or low.
Finally, once you have everything as level as possible, scatter grass seed over the area and wait for it to sprout. A hardy seed such as bluegrass is ideal for this purpose and may require a few applications of seed before it takes root. Once the grass has sprouted, allow it to grow for a few weeks before cutting the grass to reveal a perfectly flat lawn.
To maintain a level yard, check the area with your level tool periodically. Another way to help keep the area level is to never leave an area of your lawn raised or tilted when you’re done mowing, as this will eventually create an uneven surface. Leveling your soil with a level tool is a great way to create a beautiful, even garden or lawn. With a little bit of hard work, you will soon have a yard that you can enjoy for years to come.