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Old 06-19-2012, 09:15 PM
paradoxer411 paradoxer411 is offline
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Angry Smoothing out lawn

I have a cleint who wants me to smooth out their lawn, and I don't know how I should go about in doing so. The lawn is not severely bumpy, but it is noticable while mowing. I only have a push mower, so i cannot pull a roller; I only have a 75 pound carpet roller available to me. What should I do?
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:48 PM
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Rent a lawn roller from the Home Depot or some place such as that. Call for their prices.
You can buy one for about 100 dollars.

When you get back to cutting the lawn, if you aren't already doing so, change the direction and path you cut on every other week.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:56 PM
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Rent a lawn roller from the Home Depot or some place such as that. Call for their prices.
You can buy one for about 100 dollars.

When you get back to cutting the lawn, if you aren't already doing so, change the direction and path you cut on every other week.
Do you think if I just got the lawn a bit more moist I could just use the 75 pound roller I already have?
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:00 PM
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Use sand to level the lawn.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:11 PM
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Use sand to level the lawn.
What kind of sand would be best?
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:44 PM
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What kind of sand would be best?
I use play sand. It doesn't matter what type of grass it is. Aerate, sand it, over seed and move on to the next yard. Just don't use dirt/soil.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:54 AM
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What grows in the sand at the beach? Not much.

Sand does nothing improve soil condition. Even when the soil has to much clay the soil will be improved better by adding organic material.
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:42 AM
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What grows in the sand at the beach? Not much.

Sand does nothing improve soil condition. Even when the soil has to much clay the soil will be improved better by adding organic material.
Sand should work just fine for smoothing a surface... OM doesn't do anything to smooth a surface... why is sand a problem???
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:36 AM
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What grows in the sand at the beach? Not much.

Sand does nothing improve soil condition. Even when the soil has to much clay the soil will be improved better by adding organic material.
You're right, but no one's planting grass on the beach front either. And grass grows easier thought sand instead of soil.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:51 PM
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Your roller will probably do. Why is the ground bumpy?
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