Tire marks on my lawn

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by dennismc, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. dennismc

    dennismc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    This is my first time on this list, and I'm hoping to find an answer to my problem.
    Last week I had three trees cut down on my property, To access the trees, the crew had to drive their large truck across my back lawn, As a result, I have tread marks about three inches deep around my lawn. It's heavy clay soil, not much top soil, only in spots that I filled in over the years. Whats' the best way to treat these tire marks??
  2. BigDave

    BigDave LawnSite Member
    Messages: 148

    Similar questions to this have been answered on this forum before, so you can do a search, maybe on the keyword "ruts".

    What I've gathered is that it's best to fill in the ruts with fill or top soil, rake a bit, and spread grass seed.
  3. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    Just fill them with topsoil and seed the area after loosening the soil in the ruts themselves.
  4. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,009

    Great advice dvmcmrhp52.
    Might I ad,work your topsoil into the existing clay ruts and then cover with just topsoil.
    Reason:Clay holds water.By loosening the soil and adding in topsoil(or even sand),and then filling,you'll allow for better drainage should you get a few days rain.
    If not,your drainage will only consist of the topsoil layer and your seed will be sitting in water upon a few heavy rains.

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