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opher
04-04-2007, 12:51 AM
Is it good or bad to roll yards?

Thanks for your input
Opher

dcondon
04-04-2007, 12:58 AM
I can speak for a lot of members on this site. Do not roll a lawn because it will not let air quality into the ground. On top of that it's going to do harm to the type off grass your dealing with. JMO

mow2nd
04-04-2007, 01:05 AM
Why would you roll a lawn? Is it too bumpy? I could see maybe rolling to flatn it out, but you would need to aerate it afterward to allow oxygen back into the soil as well as water and fert. But if a lawn is too rough, u may be better off bringing in some good top soil and smoothing it out from there.

opher
04-04-2007, 01:16 AM
Why would you roll a lawn? Is it too bumpy? I could see maybe rolling to flatten it out, but you would need to aerate it afterward to allow oxygen back into the soil as well as water and fert. But if a lawn is too rough, u may be better off bringing in some good top soil and smoothing it out from there.

I had a customer ask me if i could roll her lawn, yes it has bumps, it must of happened over the winter, it was not this bad last year. I see lots of people doing it. My dad has done it for years and his lawn is beautiful. I just recently read that it is not good for the lawn. I just wanted peoples input.
Thanks

mow2nd
04-04-2007, 01:32 AM
Well if that's what you should do knock urself out. I'm a bit south from you and it's not something we do here, but it could be the thing to do in your area. Your best bet is to talk to people in your own area, not here. People on here are stupid and can't seem to figure out that people do different things in different regions. I've seen people in Texas ask what grass seed he should be putting down in the spring and people from Maine telln him to put down Rye. Well Rye dont grow good in the summer down here, so u know what i'm saying. Dont ask these ******s anything.

Illini_Fan
04-04-2007, 08:24 AM
Well if that's what you should do knock urself out. I'm a bit south from you and it's not something we do here, but it could be the thing to do in your area. Your best bet is to talk to people in your own area, not here. People on here are stupid and can't seem to figure out that people do different things in different regions. I've seen people in Texas ask what grass seed he should be putting down in the spring and people from Maine telln him to put down Rye. Well Rye dont grow good in the summer down here, so u know what i'm saying. Dont ask these ******s anything.

Compaction is an enemy of any root system. When is the last time you saw a farmer out in their field with a roller? But, I have seen them using rollers in their yards. That is a mystery to me. As mow2nd says, if you feel like you need to to kill some lumps, I would aerate the lawn soon afterward. You might try dethatching and then aerating, I would think this would allow you to knock off the lumps, instead of smashing them. Also, the dirt would settle into the low spots around the lumps. I am by no means an expert on this, just throwing myself to the sharks at feeding time.

To mow2nd,

I know what you mean in your final statement above, but. For a moment, imagine reading that and you have a 16 year-old child that you have never heard a complete sentence or even a complete word come from their lips. This means that you have never heard "I love you Daddy (Mommy)" or "Please tell me a story" or "Mommy, I don't feel good" or "Can I have the keys to the car" and the list goes on and on. The reason you have never heard any of these things is because your child suffers from some form of mental ******ation. There is nothing you can do, except help them get through every single day of their life and wonder who will, if something should happen to you. I am just asking that those who refer to "normal" people as being ******s, to rethink about what they are saying. You never know who is listening or reading. I know they do not mean anything bad or to hurt anyone's feelings. But, they do.

My standard line is "People that are mentally ******ed can't help it and stupid people choose to be that way."

My wife and I have been very fortunate and our children are grown and seem to be "normal". However, we have family members who were not as lucky and have spent many days, nights and now years, praying for a miracle. The next time you see someone struggling with a person in a wheelchair, for whatever reason. Offer to help them, you will brighten their day more than you could ever imagine.

snowjeep
04-04-2007, 08:37 AM
The north east states roll lawns because winter heaves the ground plus we have moles. Rolling does compact roots so try and sell aeration after you roll but explain it to the customer. Try not to go to heavy with a roller, 1 ton or less.

IN2MOWN
04-04-2007, 08:46 AM
I roll a softball field I mow but I immediatley aerate afterwards. It gets so bumpy in the fall and winter that guys have turned their ankles playing on it.

mow2nd
04-04-2007, 09:00 AM
FAN - I Never said anything about the mental handicaped.........so get a life.

IN2MOWN
04-04-2007, 09:21 AM
FAN - I Never said anything about the mental handicaped.........so get a life.


You didnt?


Well if that's what you should do knock urself out. I'm a bit south from you and it's not something we do here, but it could be the thing to do in your area. Your best bet is to talk to people in your own area, not here. People on here are stupid and can't seem to figure out that people do different things in different regions. I've seen people in Texas ask what grass seed he should be putting down in the spring and people from Maine telln him to put down Rye. Well Rye dont grow good in the summer down here, so u know what i'm saying. Dont ask these ******s anything.

Illini_Fan
04-04-2007, 09:22 AM
FAN - I Never said anything about the mental handicaped.........so get a life.

That is why I said that I knew what you meant. I did not mean to suggest that were being disrespectful or uncaring in any way. I would just like for people who use words like "******s" to see what it is like on the other side of the fence. Please reread my post with a more open mind. I just took the time to write a PSA, that is all. Probably the wrong place, but we all need to be humbled now and then.

AlleganyLawnCare
04-04-2007, 11:39 AM
That is why I said that I knew what you meant. I did not mean to suggest that were being disrespectful or uncaring in any way. I would just like for people who use words like "******s" to see what it is like on the other side of the fence. Please reread my post with a more open mind. I just took the time to write a PSA, that is all. Probably the wrong place, but we all need to be humbled now and then.

Not to really take this thread off subject anymore than it already is, but I agree. I work with developmentally disabled individuals at night. I use to be a charge nurse at a state facility, and I had friends when I was little that were handicapped. So does my son. I cannot stand when people use the "R" word in a negative way. Especially not understanding the innocation of the word at all. People use it, as much as they use all of the other curse words, and don't think twice about what they are saying.

Alot of handicap individuals are higher functioning people that do understand that when they hear the "R" word, it is being used in a derogatory manner. And that definetely hurts them. They do have feelings, and it is awhole easier to hurt theirs than a normal person. So please, think about what you say, before speaking. Thanks!


Chris

abcfamily
04-04-2007, 05:55 PM
I was once told the following:
Have you ever seen when someone drives through someone elses yard purposely (yard job)? And many times you drive by a week or two later and the tire mark section is greener than any other spot in the yard. Since being told that I have noticed it true on some but not all occasions. Hence how can rolling a yard be bad for it?
Other than that I agree as stated earlier that the winter weather (freezing / thawing) does create bumps in the yard as well as the ruts created from the mower from prior years mowing.
If you walk on a yard feel the bumps then roll a yard and walk on it again you will feel a big difference. In this area many, many people have their lawn rolled and I have never seen or heard of any problems caused from it.
I challange those of you in areas of the country that don't roll your yards to try it once and get back with us on what you think. Just make sure that there is a fair amount of moisture in the ground or you will be wasting your time.
Lastly the guy that rolls my yard uses two 1500# asphalt rollers!!

mow2nd
04-04-2007, 10:58 PM
LOL......................Unreal. I guess instead of saying "******s" I should of said "Homos"

Big Bad Bob
04-04-2007, 11:37 PM
LOL......................Unreal. I guess instead of saying "******s" I should of said "Homos"

i agree with the others on your "******" remark. show a little respect for people who are less fortunate than yourself. but, judging from your replies, i'd say you are ******ed in your ability to be compassionate. in other words, you don't have the capacity to think of anyone other than yourself.
on the other hand, people tend to accept your demented view of the word "******" more than the word "homo". if you had said that then people would have suggested you go to rehab to be reprogrammed. don't compare the use of the word "******" to the use of the word "homo".

oh, as to the original question, up here i will do lawn rolling in the spring, but only in conjunction to aeration.

dwost
04-20-2007, 10:25 PM
LOL......................Unreal. I guess instead of saying "******s" I should of said "Homos"

Just like school on Sunday, no class.......

As for the question, it's definitely not the best for your yard but if you combine it with aeration you should be fine.

Mic_bug
04-20-2007, 10:59 PM
do you mean you roll it up at nite and back out in the morning??

like turning down the sheets?

tomgolfs44
04-20-2007, 11:27 PM
sticking with the name-calling theme.........mow3rd-4th-5th you are an idiot

KS_Grasscutter
04-20-2007, 11:38 PM
LOL......................Unreal. I guess instead of saying "******s" I should of said "Homos"

Dude, grow up. You KNOW what you said, you were called on it, and are too immature to just let it go, or better yet, apologize for it.