Lawn Rolling

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GripB, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. GripB

    GripB LawnSite Member
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    I have a property (new construction) where the lawn immediately around the new house has a very smooth great final grading job. Outside of that (the house was built in an open meadow) is teeth rattling bumpy!! Never had to deal with this problem...is rolling good or bad. Other suggestions? "BAD" area is approximately 1/2 acre.
     
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    if it is really bad, I would just get a tiller, and redo the entire area and smooth it out. I feel the lawn rolling will not achieve 100% satisfaction
     
  3. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    It all depends on the size of the roller. If it weighs enough and you can do it when the ground is soft enough I've had some pretty good results. You won't do it with a 36 inch roller, though a 72 inch weighing around 3k # might.

    Mac
     
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    good point dirt
     
  5. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Tiedeman, My brother had the same problem with his house when it was built, so he gets the guy on the vibrating roller thats doing the rd to smooth his lawn out. Flat as a pool table and it only cost him a 12 pack LMAO

    Mac
     
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    that is too funny :)
     
  7. dobehap

    dobehap LawnSite Senior Member
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    there is a big lawn roller on ebay now.
     
  8. dylan

    dylan Member
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    Not a great idea to do long term for the sake of the soil structure. Remember soil is 50% mineral, 25% water and 25% air space. Rolling crushes the air space giving you concrete. If you really must roll, consider aerating, topdressing and using a drag to smooth the turf.
     
  9. craigs lawncare

    craigs lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Definitely aerate after you roll.

    Craig:)
     

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