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Old 05-08-2013, 07:46 PM
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Advice needed

I had someone come up to me the other day and ask me of I could fix tire marks in their yard caused by their irresponsible tree guy.
These trenches made by the tire are about a foot wide and about 2 inches deep probably 15-20 feet long. They want it leveled out.

I thought about just digging up one side of the sod and putting fill dirt to build it back up.

I'd like to know what others would do!
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:29 PM
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:41 PM
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Advice needed

I would dig the grass up where the rut is and then tamp dirt down until level to ground when so lays ontop. Figure a inch above outside grass because it will most likely settle.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:53 PM
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I had this exact thing happen to a customer two weeks ago. The neighbor had a tree company take down some trees and they drove across part of my accounts property. I took one of these (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ames-D-Ha...x#.UYrxJspYoyA) and pried the dirt and sod back up to near level. Twenty feet on a dual wheel track took me about 20 minutes. It is still lumpy but really recovered nice after all the rain the last few days. I'll possibly go back and fill with a sand / topsoil combination after a couple of mows if I still see depressions. This was Bermuda, northern grass would likely need filled and re-seeding.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:56 PM
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For this to work you do have to know your grass types so you don't inadvertently put down the wrong kind...

I fill the ruts with topsoil, level it out, spread seed in the area with a heavy hand, rake it in, vioila.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:10 PM
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It's KBG. I don't think I need to seed do I? The grass itself is still intact.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:19 PM
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If you put fill over KBG it will probably have over a 3/4 kill rate. The cheap and simple fix is fill and seed. The expensive fix is lift the sod, you need to get probably 3" of the soil to keep the roots intact. Then fill and replace the sod. I doubt anyone will pay for this unless it is a high end customer.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:33 PM
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Just top dress the ruts a little at a time if you're there all the time.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:34 PM
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run a sod cutter over the tracks
Add topsoil
Fert
Till
Tamp
Level
Sod
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:43 PM
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as far as an irresponsible tree guy. Things like that keep us in business !
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