lawn damage repair question

had an idiot lawn guy drive his lawn tractor on my lawn.
now i have tractor tire imprints on my lawn ! (it was wet at the time, just rained). some sections actually have the grass torn up w/soil/mud visible - other sections only have the grass crushed, but visibly showing the fact someone drove on it.
how should this be repaired ? i google'd some sites but it's a bit inconclusive. and i need to confirm whatever "repair" is offered up, will fix the damage.
i'd like the contractor to fix it right now - and not have it defaced until spring.
any ideas ?
(i'm in ocean county NJ, and i believe it's kentucky blue grass).
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"TinMan" wrote

You need professional help. Unfortunately, it's not in the lawn department. Take 2 chill pills until you receive the proper help.
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Do you fish as a hobby, if so go try another one. For the lawn guy a 12ga is in order as in shootin movin game.
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Did you read the OP's mail address? Sounds like a college student on summer break.

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i'm the OP, what is your issue w/the anti-spam measures i've taken by using a non spammable email address ?
either have something constructive to add, or say nothing.
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You could have them level it and put in a small amount of sod if available.

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TinMan wrote:

"Nothing." Now are you a happy person?
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TinMan wrote:

You're not going to be able to do much now. You'll have to wait till spring. Some of it will heal itself. The rest, you just prepare and reseed. Actually fall is the best time. Spring being 2nd best with more watering and care needed.
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TinMan wrote:

and lay it back in place, step on it to make contact for roots to soil. The crushed grass should spring up if it is warm enough there to keep growing. Unless tire ruts are very deep, you can top-dress the ruts with a little soil being careful not to smother the grass. Top-dressing has to be gradual and can be phased; much simpler than re-sodding, etc. If the ruts are deep, then rolling might be in order.
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Hi,
I think it is too cold now for grass to grow. So I would do the following.
Now:
1) Put back any loose chunks as best you can. 2) Press down by walking on the area to smooth over as best you can
Spring:
1) Spread a little top soil compost over the affected area. You still want the existing grass to show through. So nto too much 2) Sprinkle some lawn seed, remember to match the grass that you have. 3) Sprinkle some starter fertilizer 4) Cover with some burlap sack cloth / shade screen. 5) Set up a sprinkler to water three times a day for 15-20 mins
This I think should fix it up.
All the best, Mike.
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You probably don't have to do anything. As suggested, just put back any obvious loose pieces and smooth it out as needed. If there are bare spots larger than 6 inchs or so, put down some quality bluegrass seed in early Spring and work lightly into the soil with a rake. Keeping it moist for several weeks will help get it germinated.
Bluegrass will spread via rhizomes and fill in bare spots, which is one of it's main benefits.
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TinMan wrote:

Calm down. The whole thing will gradually heal itself in a few months without any input from you or anyone else. Sprinkle a little topsoil in any potholes if you wish, but Nature's freeze thaw cycles will rework the whole area over time. Find something more important to worry about, maybe heating oil prices or evil politicians. By next fall there won't be any traces of the lawn problem but the other problems will still be with us. Good luck.
Joe
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