How to Fix Those Ugly Tyre Marks in Your Beautiful Grass

How Do I Fix Tyre Marks in My Grass?

Have you got unattractive tyre marks in your lawn?

If so, this blog is for YOU! We’ve put together some great tips on how to get rid of them plus instructions on preventing ruts from forming.

What Causes Tyre Marks or Ruts

The ruts that motorcycles and cars leave behind can be caused by riding over grass with wet soil.

The divots left in this type of ground usually occur when there’s not enough space for your tires, so they compress the dirt until it becomes as hard as rock!

First Assess the Damage

The assessment of the damage will help determine how to best repair it. Are you only dealing with shallow ruts (up until 10cm deep) or are they deeper than that?

Once this has been determined, we can take a look at what kind of fix is needed!

For Small Ruts

Loosening up the soil base below your lawn can help you fix small ruts that are 10cm deep. Use a garden fork to insert it underneath and push down, lifting turf back up for about 5-10 cm above where problem exists so it levels out over time .

Continue doing this around affected region as well

Bigger Ruts

Tyre marks and dealing with larger ruts

There are a few extra steps to take when dealing with larger ruts.

First, use your spade and cut three sides along the groove; next lift up on top of it so you can access what’s underneath (be careful not break any roots).

If there isn’t enough loose soil beneath that has been broken by this process then simply add some sandy loam or turf underlay until level again before folding back over onto itself in order for nature takes its course!

One of the most important things to do after repairing a rut is keep traffic in that area as low-key and minimalistic possible. You should also make sure you’re watering regularly, especially during winter when it’s cold out – but not too much!

In winter, most warm season grasses like buffalo, couch, kikuyu and zoysia will need the warmer temperatures in spring to start repairing. In spring, you can also give these areas a fertilise to help promote extra growth.

How Do I Avoid Getting Ruts in My Lawn?

One of the most effective ways to keep people from driving and parking on your lawn is by adding physical barriers such as small stakes or rope.

To keep drivers aware that you don’t want them driving on your lawn, you can add a sign like this one available at Bunnings.

Keep of the grass sign

Turf Suppliers – Grech’s Turf Australia

A new lawn is a great way to improve the appearance of your property, regardless of the time of year.

At Grech’s Turf, we have a wide range of lawn varieties available, all of which are of the highest quality. As we are an AusGAP certified supplier that ensures that the turf you receive is true to type and free of diseases, weeds, and pests.

Grech’s Turf also offers a wide range of turf products including lawn fertiliser, herbicides, kelpers and more to assist in the growth and maintenance of new turf and in removing weeds.

Tired of waiting? Turf installation in the winter months is a great way to get ahead of the spring rush, and have your lawn ready to go all summer. To get in touch with Grech’s Turf, your local LSA accredited turf supplier, visit here.

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About The Author
Neale Tweedie is a highly respected figure in the Australian turf industry, known for his unparalleled expertise and unwavering commitment to excellence. With a family background in agriculture and a solid education from James Ruse Agricultural High School and Hawkesbury Agricultural College, Neale's passion for turf cultivation took root early on. He followed in his brother's footsteps into the irrigation industry, eventually branching out into turf farming and establishing Hawkesbury Valley Irrigation. Throughout his illustrious career, Neale has held several key positions, including Secretary of Turf NSW and Treasurer of Turf Australia, contributing to the growth and development of the industry. As the Managing Director of Grechs Turf Supplies and Buy Turf On Line, Neale's leadership has propelled the company to new heights, focusing on producing high-quality turf that meets the diverse needs of landscapers and homeowners alike. With decades of experience under his belt, Neale Tweedie has become a trusted name in the turf community, renowned for his expertise in growing Buffalo turf and his dedication to environmental stewardship. His forward-thinking approach, commitment to customer satisfaction, and emphasis on sustainable practices have solidified his reputation as a true pioneer and influencer in the Australian turf industry.