How to Use Kitty Litter to Dry Up a Muddy Yard

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Soak up a muddy yard with kitty litter.
Soak up a muddy yard with kitty litter. (Image: Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images)

Some parts of your lawn may have dips and uneven areas that collect water during heavy rainfall. The water often stands for several days and can create a muddy, messy yard that no one wants to spend time in. When this happens, you need a quick way to get rid of the puddles without harming the lawn. Common kitty litter is the answer.

Things You'll Need

  • Kitty litter
  • Rake
  • Shovel

Sprinkle a coating of kitty litter over the yard, covering wet areas thoroughly. Using the type of litter that clumps when wet will make the cleanup process easier.

Let the litter sit overnight on the lawn. The litter will absorb the excess moisture from the yard quickly.

Scoop up the kitty litter with a shovel or rake the next day. If using a clumping litter, you will be able to easily scoop up the clumps with the shovel. Regular litter will need to be shoveled or gathered with a rake.

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