How To Level A Yard Without A Tractor

A yard is a great thing to have as a homeowner. You will get to do a lot of things in it. It can be also a place you can relax even without going out to explore nature.

But of course, as a homeowner, you have to be responsible for it. You will have to maintain it, so not only it will look good, but it will also last long. It will also be not causing problems like weeds growing or pests taking over.

Leveling your yard is also important so that it will look good and will also ensure proper drainage. There are various ways to do that, and one of them is calling a professional. If you think it is too costly, you can do it yourself. You can invest in a tractor.

If you have the time and patience, you can also do it by hand. Here are the steps for it: 

1. Have the Right Tools

Because you will not use a tractor, you will need to have other tools for this. You will need some basic tools such as a rake, shovel, and wheelbarrow. You will also need some level to measure it up. You will also need something that will serve as your marks, and wooden stakes can do that job.

2. Remove the Turf

For you to be able to level your yard, you will have to remove the current turf or else it will be more challenging as it is. Add to that, it might be unhealthy already because of weeds. You will have to remove those from the roots to make sure they will be getting rid of permanently. 

3. Smooth It

After removing those unwanted plants, you will have to smooth out your yard. You can do this using a rake to spread and distribute the soil. 

4. Slopes

Keep in mind that slope is required from the house. The reason for this is to prevent water collection during rainy days that will cause outflow. You will still need to level the remaining. You can have stakes as your marks, so you will know where the slopes are and will not cause an accident. Then you can use your tools such as the shovel to keep up with the slope.

5. Fill Gaps

There will surely be gaps, and they need to be filled immediately to avoid accidents. Fill them up with a more solid soil or rocks so that they will be more durable. Then after that, continue leveling your yard.

6. Final Touches

To make sure that your yard is really even, you will have to check it. The tool you will constantly use with this is the rake, and it will assure the level of your yard. You will also need to check on your slope constantly if it is still intact. Then the last thing you will do is add some rich soil for the preparation of seeding or planting new grass. You will do this while leveling.