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What to do after heavy traffic

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by bulwa11, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. bulwa11

    bulwa11 LawnSite Member
    from Poland
    Messages: 40

    We started playing badminton on my grass and I am wondering if there is anything I could do to help the grass recover in the places the traffic is biggest. After a few hours you can clearly see where we played as the grass is bent and worn out looking in those places. Right now I rake it around a bit and then put loads of water down in those places which seems to help a bit.

    Is this the right thing to do? is there anything else I can do?
    I try to limit the traffic as much as I can but the grass aint there to just look at it. Not in my family's opinion anyway ;)
  2. TruSomethingOrOther

    TruSomethingOrOther LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    Keep watering. The ground will soften up eventually to let the grass roots breath. If this area is going to be a stomping ground for activities, I'd recommend growing a more tolerant grass. (tall fescue comes to mind) Aeration this fall (or sooner depending on conditions worsening) is a must.

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