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    how to fix lawn tire ruts?-3f8739b3-3558-46dc-8c10-b34f5f96939fsome spots got really bad. soil is very moist from the snow melting and people drove on it.
    whats the best approach for it?
    how to fix lawn tire ruts?-086f68b9-d6c8-47c0-a58d-4a402f5d9823

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    Re: how to fix lawn tire ruts?

    coincidence ! I have spent the last 2 days at a trade show, helping a friend promote a product


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    initially developed for soft spots in ATV trails, soft spots in lawns that get occasional traffic, is just one of the many other places for use of this product

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    Re: how to fix lawn tire ruts?

    Are you just looking to fix the ruts?
    A hoe, a rake and some grass seed should be all the tools you need. Maybe a bit of straw to stabilize stuff from rain, but it looks pretty flat.

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    Re: how to fix lawn tire ruts?

    Quote Originally Posted by jasnmar View Post
    Are you just looking to fix the ruts?
    A hoe, a rake and some grass seed should be all the tools you need. Maybe a bit of straw to stabilize stuff from rain, but it looks pretty flat.
    yes looking to repair and make it look nice again

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    Re: how to fix lawn tire ruts?

    Quote Originally Posted by jasnmar View Post
    Are you just looking to fix the ruts?
    A hoe, a rake and some grass seed should be all the tools you need. Maybe a bit of straw to stabilize stuff from rain, but it looks pretty flat.

    that would work, till the next time someone drives on the lawn

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    Re: how to fix lawn tire ruts?

    Quote Originally Posted by jasnmar View Post
    Are you just looking to fix the ruts?
    A hoe, a rake and some grass seed should be all the tools you need. Maybe a bit of straw to stabilize stuff from rain, but it looks pretty flat.
    This. The same thing you pictured, yet substantially worse, happens every winter from parking the company box truck and pickup truck on the lawn so the plow guy can hit the driveway at my parents house (where we run the business from). I have a few nasty ones from my tractor with chains in my yard from this winter, I'll hit them this weekend when it is nice and toasty. Get at it early, on a nice warm day when everything is melty and compliant. Smooth, tamp, and scratch. Once it's slightly less muddy, seed (or grade again with loam then seed if you want it perfect).

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    Re: how to fix lawn tire ruts?

    Quote Originally Posted by jasnmar View Post
    Are you just looking to fix the ruts?
    A hoe, a rake and some grass seed should be all the tools you need. Maybe a bit of straw to stabilize stuff from rain, but it looks pretty flat.
    WRONNNNNG!

    A hoe, a rake and some grass seed should be all the tools THEY need, cuz you're gonna call the people that made the ruts and they'r gonna come back over to fix it.

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    there's the oreo we know and love

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    Re: how to fix lawn tire ruts?

    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    WRONNNNNG!

    A hoe, a rake and some grass seed should be all the tools THEY need, cuz you're gonna call the people that made the ruts and they'r gonna come back over to fix it.
    I didn't know you were a millenial!

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    Re: how to fix lawn tire ruts?

    A smaller area can be fixed with a spading fork. While the ground is still really soft, you can get under the rut and lift it back up and work it from underneath (yeah, yeah, that's what she said). Think of a ball mark tool used on a green. Then you can use a tamper to level a bit. That preserves most of the grass and reduces recovery time in that area.
    What you show though is going to take a little more work with a rake too. But I'd start to level it with a fork and tamp it down to smooth it, then hit it with a rake.

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    sod

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    Pave it, paint it green.

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    Re: how to fix lawn tire ruts?

    I thought the hoe was supposed to use the rake and grass seed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    I thought the hoe was supposed to use the rake and grass seed?
    dat'd be one good hoe right'der, now...

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    Re: how to fix lawn tire ruts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falko View Post
    A smaller area can be fixed with a spading fork. While the ground is still really soft, you can get under the rut and lift it back up and work it from underneath (yeah, yeah, that's what she said). Think of a ball mark tool used on a green. Then you can use a tamper to level a bit. That preserves most of the grass and reduces recovery time in that area.
    What you show though is going to take a little more work with a rake too. But I'd start to level it with a fork and tamp it down to smooth it, then hit it with a rake.
    Yeah.... sorry but this is a pet-peeve of mine. You *do not* repair a ball mark on a green by "lifting it back up from underneath," that leaves a dead spot and is a rookie move.

    You insert the repair tool / tee near the edge of the ball mark and pull it *in* like you're stitching together a wound.


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    Re: how to fix lawn tire ruts?

    looks like the makings of a good left-hander to me ... take out the middle, build up the right edge, then work the straight towards the right-hander downhill a bit. done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    I thought the hoe was supposed to use the rake and grass seed?
    That would make it a dirty Hoe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottieducati View Post
    Yeah.... sorry but this is a pet-peeve of mine. You *do not* repair a ball mark on a green by "lifting it back up from underneath," that leaves a dead spot and is a rookie move.

    You insert the repair tool / tee near the edge of the ball mark and pull it *in* like you're stitching together a wound.
    Interesting, good to know, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    I didn't know you were a millenial!
    Because Millennials hold people accountable for their actions?

    I'll take that compliment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    Because Millennials hold people accountable for their actions?

    I'll take that compliment!
    Sometimes shit happens and no one is going to fix it but yourself. BOOM! reality.

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    Re: how to fix lawn tire ruts?

    While the ground is still wet/soft, put on your big boy boots and stomp it. Stomp it some more. A little foot jiggle may help to liquefy the ground a bit to settle it flat. Blast it with piss. Done.

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    Get a few guys and lift it?

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    Re: how to fix lawn tire ruts?

    This thread is getting very tiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    This thread is getting very tiring.
    This whole forum is stuck in a rut

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    Re: how to fix lawn tire ruts?

    I'll still give it a little time to gain traction.

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