Mrs Fixit: Divots, Dents, And Ruts

June 13, 2010 7:12:28 AM PDT
If your lawn has taken a beating lately, I have some ways to make it look lush again.

Lawn furniture, toys and tires can really beat up your lawn, but even tire ruts like these can be fixed with a little elbow grease, some seed and sun you can get your lawn looking like new in no time.

The key to fixing these ruts or any impression in your lawn is to loosen the compressed soil. A garden rake or a rotating claw like this one will dig in easily and loosen the soil.

Work the soil well, making sure that you loosen all of the compacted areas and even them out across the entire area, you may want to feather out into the undisturbed areas if you need to in order to make sure the ground is even.

Once you've worked all of the soil loose, you'll be able to tell whether you need to add some topsoil to even out the area.

Use the backside of your garden rake to make the soil as even as you can, then spread an all in one seed mixture over the area.

Once you're finished, water the area well. It will take a few weeks for the seed to take hold, but once it does it will look like this area was never damaged. I'm Mrs Fixit and it's just that simple!