In reading the post about the ruts from the Ferris hydro, I began to think seriously about a problem of my own.... I have recently taken over a yard that is rutted. The owner had done all previous work himself, and has mowed the same pattern over and over and over.... Now the yard is extremely rutted. I'm not sure the size and type of his mower, however, since I began I have switched patterns weekly. Scott's Turf stated, "I have had one lawn in the past that rutted bad. The reason was overwatering. I mowed it in 4 different directions and still had ruts. Then somthing failed in his irragation system and was not able to use it for a month and the soil became much firmer. " I believe this is a major ingredient of this problem. Everytime I go to mow here, the ground is extremely moist. I don't know his watering schedule, but I am sure that he is overwatering. Problem is, except for the ruts, the lawn is beautiful. We're in transitional zone 7, and he has bermuda, overseeded with fescue for the fall/winter. right now, I am mowing his fescue at 3.75 - 4" and it is beautiful. How do I approach him about this issue? I am a little nervous to roll and aerate due to all the sprinkler heads and lines, plus he is extremely proud of his yard. He has never mentioned the ruts, but the yard has so much more potential, I would love to get rid of them. He is an extremely valuable customer to me and I don't waon't to offend him. Do I bring up the subject with him, or wait until the spring and see how the bermuda looks?