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Flattened Grass

Morning guys.

We've had a neighbor who has cut the corner of the drive and keeps going over the grass.

All the grass has been flattened. Obviously we've asked if they can stop doing this.

But is there anything I can do to repair the grass or will it repair itself? 

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  • KT53KT53 Posts: 6,434

    The grass will probably recover.  Can't you put a rock or plant pot on the corner to stop them cutting it?

  • Yes i'm thinking of doing that.

    First world problems i know, just unsightly looking at flattened grass and tyre marks on our lovely new garden! 

    Could I try raking the grass or will it spring back to life itself? We've not been there long so they've only done it a handful of times until we asked them to stop so hoping it's not too compact. Just a worry as it's been frozen when they've done it. 

  • dig a big hole (ready for planting) then when they get their wheel jammed in it they'll stop driving over that area?

  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422

    Put spikes in the ground image !!!!

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422

    I had a similar problem and I just put paving slabs on that particular corner.Even if you were to get the grass growing and looking good there is nothing to say that it won't get damaged again so best to pre-empt any possible damage in the future.

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • could put a row of posts with a rope strung between them and grow a clematis or rose on, making sure the last post goes right in the problem corner?

  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,557
    Elly.A says:

    Could I try raking the grass or will it spring back to life itself? We've not been there long so they've only done it a handful of times until we asked them to stop so hoping it's not too compact. Just a worry as it's been frozen when they've done it. 

    See original post

    Most likely it will grow back fine as long as they stop now. Grass is extremely tough, so once it starts growing again in spring and you start mowing it, it'll all go back to being the right shape. If they've killed the roots, you can re-seed that patch of grass or cut in a piece of new turf, or just go over the area stabbing it with a fork to loosen the soil a bit (if you search here for info on reseeding a patch of lawn you'll find loads of stuff - there's probably even a video of Monty Don doing it here somewhere) and it will in time sort itself out. 

    The main thing is to stop them doing it 

    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
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