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It’s not always easy to keep a perfectly even lawn. Your turf can become bumpy or cratered from a wide range of factors, some of which are out of your control. When the ruts and holes in your lawn are minor, however, there are some simple action steps you can take to restore it. We know that low spots and lumps are not only unsightly, but they can also be a safety hazard in your yard.

In many cases, you can smooth out your lawn by recognizing and addressing the cause of your uneven ground, which can include the following:

  • Mowing in the same pattern repeatedly
  • Heavy equipment or toys (especially on wet soil)
  • Critters, pets or kids
  • Removal of a tree stump
  • Buried debris that has decomposed

Repairing Lawn Ruts

A professional lawn care expert can fix your low spots and holes within your yard with ease. However, if you’d rather tackle the job yourself, there are some things you should know. First, try to repair ruts and holes when grass growth is at its strongest. When you fill in these small craters or depressions of grass, it is best to use a blend of planting soil with sand and/or compost. Depending on the depth of the hole and whether you can still see grass within the rut, you may need to follow up with seeding, loosening the soil and gently lifting the remaining grass at the center. You’ll want to “baby” the low spot until it takes growth. This includes avoiding the area with your mower and watering it more often.

If you have a large hole in your lawn or you’re not sure how to properly smooth it out, please call Mobile Joe’s Landscaping in Alpharetta. We understand what it takes to create and keep a healthy, attractive and even lawn.

Posted on behalf of Mobile Joe’s Landscaping

12460 Crabapple Rd. Suite 202 - 407
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Phone: (770) 360-5604


Mon. - Fri. 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

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Our Client Reviews

Mobile Joe’s Landscaping

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 6 reviews

Bill O.

Joe Archer has built a great family business by treating his customer very well. They do a great job, are consistent, are reliable and are friendly. When we've had big family events, Joe takes as much pride in how our yard will look as we do...came by twice a week before a wedding to make sure things looked tops. Uses reel mowers, not rotary, to have the most even look. Use Mobile Joe!!!!

Michael DePadro

I have known Joe for over 10 years. In the past 10 years Joe has completed 3 large landscaping projects for us. My wife and I would never consider using anyone else as Joe does excellent work is dependable and is easily reached if you need to call him for anything. We can highly recommend Joe for any landscape design project or for excellent on going lawn care. Joe's team uses reel mowers so your lawn looks like a golf course fairway when his team is taking care of your lawn maintenance. I have recommended Joe to several friends who have used Joe for small landscape projects and for landscape projects that went into the six figure range. Everyone that I have referred to Joe has been very pleased with his work so give him a call if you are looking for a dependable landscaper.

David Borel

I was interviewing and getting proposals from landscaping companies for a full front yard renovation at my home. Joe by far seemed the most knowledgeable and experienced of the companies I spoke with - and the friendliest. He laid out different options to meet my budget. His prices were great as well. His team did a great job, showed up on time, and cleaned up where you could not even tell they were there - other than a complete beatiful new front yard landscape with stone walls, new plantings, grass, and trees. Looks awesome! Thanks Mobile Joe!

Mark French

Mobile Joe's Landscaping has taken care of all my landscaping needs for many years - and I highly recommend Joe and his team! Mobile Joe's has designed and implemented various landscape install projects as well as performed all the maintenance at each of the three homes I've owned in north Fulton beginning in the early 1990s. I have no doubt that Joe's expertise in both hardscape and softscape has added significant value to my properties and I'm extremely appreciative for all the attention to detail and great execution that Mobile Joe's Landscaping is known for here in the Roswell / Alpharetta area. These guys truly care about meeting and exceeding customer expectation!

Dona Owenby Ellis

Most fantastic Landscapers ever! Knows everything and can do anything! Very reliable, honest and hard working - great management and crews!

Ann Adcox Gazell

Mobile Joe exceeded our expectations and our vision. Love this man!! His team was so thorough. The attention to detail was phenomenal. Can't wait to hire him for another project.

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Mobile Joe’s Landscaping

12460 Crabapple Rd. Suite 202 - 407
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(770) 360-5604

Opening hours:

Mon. - Fri. 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM