A yard just isn’t a yard until it’s landscaped. While there are many ideas to choose from to get your yard looking nice, healthy green grass will go a long way to helping your property give an immaculate appearance. However, growing a thriving lawn isn’t as simple as it might sound. It takes focused attention and concentrated effort to ensure that the grass takes root and develops in to the lawn you’ve always wanted. Of course, before you even start to lay sod or plant the grass seeds, it’s essential to lay down a layer of topsoil. If you do this effectively, your backyard landscaping will bring a smile to your face.
Prepare the Area
You don’t simply want to dump your topsoil down on just any spot of ground. It’s essential to make sure the area is free of rocks, sticks and other debris. Make sure you’ve removed any weeds or old turf. You then should level the ground so there aren’t peaks or valleys in the ground when you put the grass in.
Choosing the Topsoil
Accuracy is important here. Calculate the amount of square footage you’ll need, in addition to the thickness of topsoil you want applied. The thicker the soil, the more easily your grass will take root and make your landscaping appear more beautiful.
Applying the Soil
Apply your topsoil as evenly as possible. Once you have it spread across the area, take a rake and smooth the soil out all over the area. It’s best if you complete this step the day before you plan to lay your sod. Also, compacting the soil will aid in the growth of your grass.
Your next landscaping project of putting new grass in your yard will be even better when you pay close attention to the soil preparation. I you don’t neglect this step, your grass will have a better chance of flourishing.