If you have a sloped lawn, you know how frustrating it can be to care for. Whether you’re dealing with a minor slope or a mini-hill, you don’t have to settle for an unhealthy sloped lawn. Here are some things you can do.
Problems with sloped lawns
Sloped lawns are often difficult to keep green and healthy due to water and nutrients constantly running downhill. Thanks to gravity, the top of the slope may be dehydrated and lacking in nutrients while the base of the slope is getting too much. You may even notice patches developing due to the imbalance.
Mowing can also become a hassle with sloped lawns. Due to the incline, push mowers are more difficult to control and riding mowers can be dangerous. The turf on slanted lawns might look patchy and uneven due to the mower not being able to stay level.
Ways to manage your sloped lawn
There are some ways to combat the problems slanted lawns present. For example, aerating can be very effective for preventing water from simply flowing downhill and oversaturating the grass at the base of the slope. If you’re noticing that the grass you currently have just isn’t soaking up the water, you could try replacing it with grass that doesn’t require as much water. At some point, however, you may decide you are tired of maintaining your slope and would like to get rid of it. Depending on how steep the slope is, you could have a professional make the grade of the slope less pronounced.