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tire ruts

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by ernieknows, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. ernieknows

    ernieknows LawnSite Member
    Posts: 69

    here is the scenario

    car drove over lawn beside driveway during the wet early spring
    leaving ruts and a mound about 10 inches high 25 feet long.

    roll the lawn mound and fill the depression then overseed?
    this will compact the mound
    should I aerate in the fall to deal with this?

    anybody recommend labor time estimate
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,216

    During a time when the soil is really wet and soft. Try to push the soil from the mound back into the ditch. Use your feet. If you are a little overweight--it will help. A heavy wheelborrow or mower tire could add additional pressure. You may have to peel back the sod. Where the area is squashed down you may be able to get under it with a pitchfork or potato fork and lift it and fluff it up. Won't be fun.

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