Garden Maintenance with a Rotavator
Maintaining your lawn is important; it helps to keep it looking its best and growing healthily. Rotavating is a necessary part of lawn maintenance and helps to maintain the quality of the grass. Before rotavating your lawn there are a few steps you need to take to ensure your grass is ready to be rotavated as it needs to be in prime condition for this.
1. Weed Removal
In preparation for rotavating your lawn and garden you need to remove weeds. In the weeks before you plan to rotavate take time to treat the garden with a weed killer and allow it to take effect. If you don’t remove weeds prior to rotavating you run the risk of spreading the weeds throughout the garden.
2. Clearing the Grass
Immediately before rotavating make sure to clear the grass entirely, this means removing remnants of dead weeds, debris and large stones which could cause issues whilst rotavating.
3. Rotavating Small Areas
For small areas it is usually best to rotavate by hand. You can do this by using a garden fork to loosen the soil and then using a soil rake make sure to rake the soil until even. This is the best way to rotavate small areas but could prove tedious and time-consuming for larger areas of soil.
4. Rotavating Large Areas
For larger areas, using a powered rotavator is the most efficient way of rotavating your garden. Powered rotavators help you to quickly rotavate your lawn with minimal effort from you. Powered rotavators offer excellent results which makes it great for both domestic and commercial purposes.
5. Remove Stones and Debris
Although you have cleared the lawn prior to rotavating, the process could turn up more debris and large stones, so it is important to look out for and remove these as you go. Once you have finished make sure to have another look at the lawn and clear it of any further debris.
6. Add a Layer of Top Soil
When planting new grass seed or adding a layer of turf, you’ll need a fine layer of top soil to place over the newly rotavated ground. Add a layer of top soil and rake it until even.
7. Leave the Ground to Settle
Before sprinkling any grass seed or laying your turf it is best to let the ground settle as over the next few days new holes could appear which you will then need to fill by adding more top soil. After a couple of days have passed you should be good to add new turf.
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