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How to fix mower ruts in the lawn
« on: May 26, 2022, 05:21:38 PM »

Due to the very wet winter and spring here, sections of my yard are a mudpit, and other areas have ruts from the lawnmower. I have stopped using the Ryobi riding mower but even the Honda push mower is causing ruts.  I thought about fixing the ruts by dumping on some top soil, using a lawn roller and reseeding when it warms up a bit, but research tells me a roller may not be the way to go.  So how does the Collective fix mower tire ruts in the grass?
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Re: How to fix mower ruts in the lawn
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2022, 08:10:02 PM »

Dirt and grass seed. Roller optional.

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Re: How to fix mower ruts in the lawn
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2022, 08:26:03 PM »

Pave it and paint it green.
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Re: How to fix mower ruts in the lawn
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2022, 08:47:36 PM »

If your yard is a low, soupy mess add dirt and seed.

If your yard is generally dry but has ruts from excessive rain get a roller.
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Re: How to fix mower ruts in the lawn
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2022, 08:55:22 PM »

Ruts are compacted wet soil, wait for it to dry out, till/spade/fork it up, level with rake, and reseed.
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Re: How to fix mower ruts in the lawn
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2022, 09:42:26 PM »

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Re: How to fix mower ruts in the lawn
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2022, 10:00:23 PM »

Continue the rut to a lower part of the property and consider it drainage.
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Re: How to fix mower ruts in the lawn
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2022, 10:08:31 PM »

Just keep mowing. It has worked for my swamp since 1996.
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Re: How to fix mower ruts in the lawn
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2022, 11:14:16 PM »

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Re: How to fix mower ruts in the lawn
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2022, 11:21:35 PM »

Ruts are compacted wet soil, wait for it to dry out, till/spade/fork it up, level with rake, and reseed.

Compacted or displaced to the side.  Either way, I like your solution.
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Re: How to fix mower ruts in the lawn
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2022, 12:06:01 AM »

Step one, mow 4 times a year like me. I save gas for the planet, aching back and wasted time for me and I drink less beer. The wildlife love it too. Way better forage, flowering things etc.

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