Repairing a septic tank or sewage lines in your yard may do a significant amount of damage, both visible and invisible, to the grass in your yard. When other work or abnormally strong traffic, your cherished lawn may seem less than its best, with dirt heaps, holes, barren areas, and other less evident but still significant concerns like compaction. This may be the result of construction, traffic, or both. Although a site will recover most quickly in the spring or fall, which are the ideal times for planting grass seed, excellent care encourages the rapid restoration of a lawn’s attractive appearance at any time throughout the year. This is true even though spring and fall are the ideal times for planting grass seeds.
If you need to repair a lawn that will be ripped up in areas because of a sewer replacement project, there are a few things you can do to make the task more straightforward and more successful. One of these things is getting the grass aerated before the process begins.
Removing Of Debris
Using a metal garden rake or a leveling rake, start moving the soil around and make it as level and even as possible by removing all debris such as rocks, sticks, and other objects, breaking up any large clods of soil, loosening the top several inches of the ground in the site if it is compacted, and removing any large clods of dirt that are present.
Take note of the spots where people or cars have driven on the grass while repairs are being done. Heavy vehicles have a compacting effect on the ground, making grass challenging to grow in that area.
- Spread a beginning fertilizer over the bare soil at a rate of no more than one pound of nitrogen per 1,000^2 feet of bare ground, and then work the fertilizer into the top two to four inches of the soil. Some examples of starter fertilizer formulas are 5-10-5, 16-20-0, and 5-20-10.
- Over the bare soil, sow grass seeds of a species and cultivar similar to the grass found in the surrounding area. The amount of grain that should be used depends on the species and may vary from one pound to more than eight pounds per one thousand square feet of soil. Distribute the seed so that it is evenly spread throughout the area.
- Cover the seed with approximately 1/16 inch of dirt and ensure it is firmly in touch with the soil by raking it in and then tamping it down with a hand tamp or a lawn roller.
Maintaining The New Yard
It is essential to softly water the portion of the lawn that has just been seeded each day or as required so that the top one to two inches of soil in the patched site stay damp but not soaked. After the seedlings have emerged and been established, you may progressively reduce the irrigation frequency while increasing the quantity of water delivered during each watering. After it has been found, the grass requires just a once- or twice-weekly watering that is sufficiently thorough in moistening the top 4 to 6 inches of soil.
Gray Plumbing specializes in these repairs and helps homeowners avoid unpleasant excavations. We are also capable of repairing the majority of broken sewage lines without the need for any demolition, hole, or restoration work. Get in touch with us now!