Tire Ruts

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by big_country, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. big_country

    big_country LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    Whats the best way to fix tire ruts in a yard? Till just the ruts or the whole area damaged? Thanks Justin
  2. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    You could try lifting them with a spade fork if they are a couple of inches deep. Otherwise I would fill with soil and reseed. Tilling is too much work.
  3. MJM landscaping

    MJM landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 156

    Its much easier to fix them after a good soaking. much softer.
  4. big_country

    big_country LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    So don't worry about tilling the area, just fill it with some topsoil and seed? I will try to get some pictures, because I'm not sure what kind of grass it is.
  5. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 992

    Smash the edges down (tecnical term used) and fill and tamp. A Piece of sod from elswhere in the yard is preferable IF it can be taken from an area that it wn't matter. Otherwise get a piece of sod from your yard or the nursery/sod farm whatever.

    Have fixed more than my share of ruts (driving my bucket truck through peoples yards to get to the pole) and have found that to be the BEST way to repair. Otherwise seed and straw but depending on the cust, good luck.
  6. TLM

    TLM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    Up sell !!!
    Topdressing is the way to go....
  7. phototropic1

    phototropic1 LawnSite Member
    from MS
    Messages: 118

    Yo Splicer,

    Why not use plywood under your bucket truck's tires in order to avoid causing ruts in your clients' lawns? How much of your time do you spend fixing ruts that you caused? Just wondering...

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