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Why hire a lawn repair service through Airtasker?
Airtasker has plenty of lawn repairers who can help you repair the worn out areas of your turf and restore them to their original beauty. Don't give up on them just yet, and let our Taskers do the magic!
Sparse lawns with patches and bare spots can be very unsightly and infuriating, but they are indeed repairable. Upon request, our lawn repair specialists can visit your place whenever it's convenient for you. They can assess your lawn, identify the causes of the problem, and as much as possible, create a tailored solution that should work well with your lawn's current condition. With the right skills and set of tools, you can trust them to make your yard green and fertile again, as if the damage never happened in the first place.
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Top Lawn Repair related questions
Why doesn't my lawn mower start?
The most common reason people seek out lawn mower repair is that the engine has trouble starting. There can be many possible reasons for this, from a clogged vent to an over-choked carburettor or defective wiring in the ignition system. A technician will identify the cause of the problem and let you know if it can be fixed.
What does it mean if my lawn mower is smoking?
Smoke coming out of any machine is never a good sign, and the type of smoke you see could give you an idea of what the problem is. Black smoke could mean you're using too much fuel or the spark plug isn't working properly. Blue smoke indicates burning oil, which could mean you need new engine parts.
Why is my lawn mower overheating?
Lawn mower engines have fins and other components to help keep them cool while operating. If your lawn mower is overheating, this usually means the engine is getting clogged up with grass, leaves or other debris. You may be able to remove this yourself or you might need to take it to a repair shop.
Are lawn mower repairs covered by warranty?
You should ask your local lawn mower repair shops whether they offer warranties for repairs carried out, in case your mower develops a fault again. Warranties are typically granted for 30 days.
What other lawn maintenance services can I book through Airtasker?
If you have no time to maintain your lawn after the repair, you can book our Taskers for regular lawn care services. We can help ensure that your grasses are at their recommended height level, and also keep the edges clean and levelled. You can also hire our Taskers to remove and prevent pesky weeds from growing back again. You can even book mulching and composting services, although we only recommend booking this service only once or twice a year.
Can a Tasker also help me with other garden-related tasks?
Whenever you need a pair of extra hands maintaining your garden, you can also turn to Airtasker for help. Basic gardening tasks include pruning and hedge trimming to keep your garden neat and tidy. Our Taskers can even help you with a general garden tidy up to get rid of any garden rubbish. Apart from garden maintenance, we can also assist with planting, furniture installation, as well as plant delivery.
What do lawn repair services include?
Our lawn repair experts restore exhausting parts of lawns that have gone bald or thin due to extreme conditions or unexpected lawn diseases. They can get to the root source of the problem, remove any dead grass, moss, or weeds, and add nutrients to bring your soil and turf back to life. Almost any damaged lawn is repairable, but if more than half of your lawn area is already polluted with weeds or moss, then laying new turf is usually more practical and reasonable than repairing. Here's how our lawn repair typically works:
Scarifying your lawn
One of the most effective ways to start a lawn repair is through scarification. Ideally, with a mechanical lawn scarifier, your lawn expert removes most of the surface thatch or the layer of dead grass and moss that have accumulated over the years. It aims to strip off your lawn and open up more space so the soil can easily absorb the nutrients. Plus, it can help solve the regular thinning of your turf and encourage healthier grass growth in the future.
Aerating your lawn
Once freed from the dead grass clippings and moss, the soil must be ready for lawn aeration. The idea is to pierce small holes and allow the soil to absorb air, nutrients, and water. Sounds easier than done, but having an expert do core aeration with a lawn aerator is safer and more reliable. Our Tasker can quickly and efficiently remove the cores and relieve your dried and compacted soil.
Repairing a lawn with grass seed
Grass seeding is perhaps the most crucial element of lawn restoration. With so many types of seeds available, it's essential to choose the most appropriate ones that fit your location, soil type, and climate condition. When in doubt, our Taskers are more than happy to help you find grass seeds for your lawn. After scarification and aeration, our Tasker proceeds with spreading out the seeds generously across the delicate areas of your yard to cover the patches effectively.
Final top dressing
The service usually concludes by covering the reseeded surfaces with a thin layer of topsoil or garden fabric. Not only does it create a smooth finish, but it can also help the seeds to germinate and speed up their growth. It also conceals cracks and holes from scarification and aeration and improves drainage. Now, you can start watering your turf and wait at least two weeks to see the results.