If you've recently had to deal with a major tree problem in your back garden, you may have had to bring in experts with some sizeable equipment. To access the area in question, they may have had to drive this equipment over your pristine lawn and, due to the prevailing weather conditions at the time, this has caused a great deal of damage. How can you return your lawn to its original condition in a situation like this?
As you had to take action quite quickly due to the risk associated with the dying tree, the contractors were not able to put down a temporary floor between the road and their worksite. If conditions had been damp in the weeks leading up to the event, the trucks might have left behind ruts, and these appear to be quite deep.
Preparing the Area
To begin your restoration, you will need to dig down and remove the damaged turf from the entire affected area. You may need to remove sections of soil as you do to clear the area properly, and will need to replace with fresh soil and, maybe, some small stones as well. The stones will help the soil in this area to "breathe" more effectively and should make the bed more suitable for new grass.
Introducing New Grass
You will then need to talk with your landscape supplier. If you do not know the answer, they will let you know what type of grass you have in your lawn and will be able to provide you with replacement turf. This may come in specially prepared rolls, and once you get your delivery, you will need to introduce the grass right away. Don't delay as this could cause the freshly cut turf to die off or overheat, both of which you will want to avoid.
Bedding Everything in
Make sure that you aerate the soil with a pitchfork or similar tool before you lay down the turf on top. Press it down gently and try to avoid walking on top of it, as this may damage the new grass. You should water the area for an hour or so and make sure that it is completely soaked. If need be, isolate for the next few days, to give the grass time to "catch" and get everything back to normal.
Begin the process by talking with your turf supplier for their advice.