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Old 03-03-2005, 10:44 PM
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Fixing Tire Ruts?

I had a call today and a guy wants an estimate for fixing tire ruts in his yard. He lives off of a highway and a car went off of the road. There is around 200ft of tracks in his yard. How do I go about fixing this? Should I just rough up the area and add fill dirt and then plant some seed? I really don't know how long this will take me so I am having problems pricing it also.

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Old 03-03-2005, 11:20 PM
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knowing wear you live would help.

your choices are just regrade the existing soil back to level and sod/seed.

rototill the area and sod / seed

half way level it with existing then finish with topsoil and sod / seed

to any of these you could then go back later and aerate to relieve compaction.

Price by time, but it depends on the method you use what the time would be.
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Old 03-05-2005, 12:01 AM
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I live in Indiana. I went out today to look at the lawn and it is not very bad at all. The deepest area is around 4" but most of it is about 2". I usually do not do this kind of work so I do not even own a tiller. How can I go about loosening the soil?

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Old 03-05-2005, 01:44 AM
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Get/rent a heavy roller, water the area down and repeat !
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Old 03-05-2005, 07:46 AM
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I live in Indiana. I went out today to look at the lawn and it is not very bad at all. The deepest area is around 4" but most of it is about 2". I usually do not do this kind of work so I do not even own a tiller. How can I go about loosening the soil?

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1> Wait until the ground thaws.....then add good top soil...compact it (hand or machine) rake it, then water,seed,cover with straw or ?
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Old 03-05-2005, 08:48 AM
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1> Wait until the ground thaws.....then add good top soil...compact it (hand or machine) rake it, then water,seed,cover with straw or ?
This is the way I would do it. I get requests like this each spring. This inexpensive, easy to do, and will look good.
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Old 03-05-2005, 01:47 PM
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What tool can I use to compact the soil by hand?
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Old 03-05-2005, 03:03 PM
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1> Wait until the ground thaws.....then add good top soil...compact it (hand or machine) rake it, then water,seed,cover with straw or ?
Exactly what I would do.
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Old 03-05-2005, 03:12 PM
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one of these works nicely. http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...ductId=1341329
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Old 03-05-2005, 05:30 PM
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Thanks for the link, that looks like what I would need. Any idea how long this would take solo? I would say it is only around 150ft of tracks at the most. I am going to call the fill dirt place and ask them how much dirt they think I would need.

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