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driving over a newly seed area

Posted by knuttle z7bnc (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 18, 12 at 17:54

Last fall I put in an earthen ramp to my new shed, and let it settle over the year slowly building it up to where I wanted it. The ramp comes to within 8 inchs of the shed floor and then I use two 2X6's to get into the shed.

Now I want to plant grass on it.

Will I have to not use the shed for a couple of months until the grass is well established, or can I drive carefully across it with the lawn tractor for the yards weekly mowing?


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RE: driving over a newly seed area

Running over newly seeded grass with a tractor is a bad idea and should be avoided.


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RE: driving over a newly seed area

I agree with kidhorn. You don't want to run any kind of machinery over a newly seeded area. Perhaps you could keep the machinery stored under a tarp or some other covering elsewhere?


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RE: driving over a newly seed area

Running a tractor over any ground will surely compact it over time. Running it over a newly seeded lawn is a great way to kill the grass, compact the soil and never have to bother with grass there again.

If the tractor has to get to point 'A' and not stay there, then why not put down some two by sixes as a track for the wheels, then pick them up behind the tractor. This spreads the load, the weight, over a wider area. The grass should respond well.


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