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Old 10-29-2008, 08:35 PM
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Question Best Way to Fix Tracks in Newly Sodded Yard

My wife and I recently moved into a brand new house with a yard that was sodded on September 26th. After roughly 5 weeks, the yard is what I would call medium hard; not too soft yet not a mature-feeling yard.

As with any new home, we had to have the cable line buried after it was run from near the sidewalk, around the side of the driveway and up onto the house.

Instead of notifying me that the burial was happening today (I scheduled it for Nov 4th), I came home to find tracks all over my side yard with clay mud showing in a few areas. Yep, the cable was buried without me being present or even notified.

Since it is fresh sod, I'm interested in what this community would recommend that I do to level the yard back out and ensure the health of the grass. The sod has taken root so lifting and replacing is out of the question at this point (which I've had to do once due to the wife backing over a corner of the yard).

Thanks in advance for the help. Looking forward to becoming a part of this community.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:30 PM
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What kind of grass is it?
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Old 10-30-2008, 12:29 PM
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What kind of grass is it?
I asked that when I bought the house and the builder didn't have an answer. Since I'm a lawn care newbie I'm not sure myself. I plan to take photos this evening of the damage which I can post here for review.
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Old 10-30-2008, 02:11 PM
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You can try rolling it. Find out what type of grass it is, and fill the deeper ruts with topsoil and reseed.........
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:36 PM
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If it is bermuda the ruts could just be filled in with masons sand and will fill in quick.
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:15 AM
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Thanks for the tips so far.

After talking with a neighbor, I believe the grass to be a fescue. I'm not sure the exact variety though.
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:55 AM
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Post some pics so we can get a better idea of what's going on.
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:40 PM
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pitch fork!

Get a pitch fork an if its wet like you say with clay showing thru it take a pitch fork an push down into the rut an then push back on the handle an the rut will come rite back up to grade, I have done this many times an it works like magic!!
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