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How to get rid of tire tracks in yard and make level without destroying grass?

How to get rid of tire tracks in yard and make level without destroying grass?

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Old 11-04-14, 07:28 AM
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How to get rid of tire tracks in yard and make level without destroying grass?

Is the only way to level tire tracks on a lawn is to fill them with dirt and seed the dirt and level with a rake? The tire tracks are mostly not that deep. Does a pull behind aerator or dethatcher level the high ridges that might be on the sides of the tire rut? Does a pull behind cultivator level tires ruts? How much does it cost to get a professional to do the work? Will the lawn become flat over time by way of rain if the tracks are not to deep?
 
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Old 11-04-14, 07:35 AM
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Can a lawn dethatcher level a lawn?

Can a lawn dethatcher level a lawn?
 
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Old 11-04-14, 07:42 AM
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No.

Where you are, dethatching is not normally needed. If you do or if you have soil compaction, a core aeration would be good and the cores can be moved to other areas to even out the soil but don't count on this making much difference.
 
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Old 11-04-14, 08:12 AM
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You need Pete Moss's cousin, Phil Dirt and also his lawn roller.
 
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Old 11-04-14, 08:43 AM
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Furd, I thought that was Joe Dirt?

Since this is the same question about tire ruts...no, a thatcher or aerator won't work. 2 choices...fill the area in with topsoil and reseed or let the grass move in gradually, or slice the grass out (like sod) of the depressed areas, loosen and fluff the underlying soil and add fill as needed (slightly higher than grade), reapply the cut out sod, roll and tamp and water daily for a week.

I'm going to merge the threads since there are answers here.
 
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Old 11-04-14, 08:54 AM
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Joe Dirt is Phil's older brother. He mostly just drives the truck.

Oh, the brothers are estranged from their parents because their father always treated them like dirt.

The Dirt brothers also have a second cousin, once removed. His name is Duncan but everybody always calls him Top. Top Soil.

 
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Old 11-04-14, 09:06 AM
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lololololol...

Sorry Joseph...we'll stay on track now. I should know better.
 
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Old 11-04-14, 09:13 AM
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Seriously, how much work it will be and how long is dependent upon how deep and how wide the ruts as well as the firmness of the surrounding soil. If fairly shallow you might be able to get away with just laying in some potting soil or good topsoil and letting nature take its course. If they are deep and wide it will take more work and also longer for the grass to grow over. If you want an instant fix you will need to use sod, preferably from a different area of the same yard so the grass blend is the same and then fix the other area with a slower result program.
 
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