Rolling sod after installation

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by dstew_mo, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. dstew_mo

    dstew_mo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    Should sod be rolled after it is installed? The company that is doing my install recommends this. Oh yeah, they charge extra $$$ for it. When I purchased my house our sod was rolled after installation, I was told to push out all of the air pockets. Is this needed or is it a waste of time and $$$?
  2. blaze347

    blaze347 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 101

    If it were me I would roll the sod. The main reason being it will help establish good soil contact. Depending on the size of your lawn, I would rent a roller and do it yourself. Remember, you just want to LIGHTLY roll the yard. Dont use a heavy roller. This can cause root and soil compaction which can lead to an unhealthy lawn.
  3. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,502

    I thought that you were suppose to roll the soil, not sod?!?
  4. Critical Care

    Critical Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,654

    I would roll it. But you know what caught my attention the other day was a roller that was about four feet wide and which you could pull behind an atv. That made me think, "Geeze, wouldn't an atv tear up new sod???"

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