grease and oil on lawn -help-

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by phootnote, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. phootnote

    phootnote LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    i accidently spilled some grease and oil on my lawn(about 5 gallons). will this destroy my lawn in that area? what is the best way to clean it up?
  2. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    activated charcoal.... Lost of soap and water. L Ike dawn. but you'll still end up having to dig the soil out...most likely...

    when I was working at Disney we had a mower blow a hydro line, and we went back with activated charcoal and gallons of soap and water and we got lucky and turf did not not die, but we caught it within miniutes of it happening.
  3. LawnMastersTx

    LawnMastersTx LawnSite Member
    Messages: 222

    We did a clean up like this on a customers house, he had an engine that leaked all the oil out on his lawn, we dug up the dirt to make sure we got it all.

    To keep it from looking bad we made sure to add more dirt and put some sod over the area, no problems in the area since then.
  4. Lawn-Sharks

    Lawn-Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    Get a shovel! dig it up because it gonna kill your lawn and contaminate the dirt then back fill the area and lay sod..GOOD LUCK!
  5. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,029

    check lesco jdl char-fol i think charcoal

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