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Roll when seeding?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Westbrooklawn, Sep 25, 2002.

  1. Westbrooklawn

    Westbrooklawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 410

    I was reading an article today in a state ag. pamphlet that highly recommended rolling after seeding or overseeding, including any type of seeding process (aerate and seed, slit seed, etc.). It claimed a much better germination rate because the rolling made for better seed/soil contact. I have never rolled in 12 years of overseeding......does anyone else?....and if so do you notice better results?

    Always looking for a better way......of course price would have to go up because of extra labor and equipment to roll.
  2. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Never rolled 'em here.

  3. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Posts: 1,579

    Always will ...always have. I don't have any scientific proof it is better ... just the way I was taught many moons ago.
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Some I don't, most I do. I don't add very much water, just enough to make good seed/soil contact. Scientific proof? Naw, but real world proof? Yes. I've noticed a difference many times. It also helps if your expecting lots of rain. Seed will stay in place better.

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