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Hydraulic Oil on Turf

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by jeffinsgf, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. jeffinsgf

    jeffinsgf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 641

    I had an unnoticed hydraulic leak on my backhoe. I dropped a little under a quart of fluid on a spot about the size of a serving platter. Any suggestions for how to clean this up and save the turf?
  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    Use some dish detergent and was the turf several times. Flood with water!
  3. Eric D

    Eric D LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 295

    Nothing short of digging it up has worked for me. Every time it rains the oil will rise to the surface and kill any grass that's there. Dig the dirt down 4 to 5 inches and fill back in with clean dirt and reseed.
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Yep....Dig it out PLUS some, and replace.

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