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Old 06-19-2012, 09:15 PM
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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 06-19-2012, 11:51 PM
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Your roller will probably do. Why is the ground bumpy?
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:57 PM
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Your roller will probably do. Why is the ground bumpy?
I am not sure, probably just because of the winters here in Iowa...its not moles, I know that. It doesn't seem like ruts either, so I think its just because the lot is old
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:03 AM
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Can you aerate, top dress it, level it and reseed it?
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:08 AM
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It's hard to actually say what to do in each situation. If you believe the roller will fix the problem, then experiment.

Lawn compaction can create weed problems like dandelions and plantain, depending on the soil conditions. So, aerating would help with this as well as making the grass healthier.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:10 AM
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It's hard to actually say what to do in each situation. If you believe the roller will fix the problem, then experiment.

Lawn compaction can create weed problems like dandelions and plantain, depending on the soil conditions. So, aerating would help with this as well as making the grass healthier.
I am going to try and roll a section of the lawn this weekend. Thank you
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