Smoothing out lawn

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by paradoxer411, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. paradoxer411

    paradoxer411 LawnSite Member
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    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?
     
  2. Dr.NewEarth

    Dr.NewEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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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.
     
  3. paradoxer411

    paradoxer411 LawnSite Member
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    Do you think if I just got the lawn a bit more moist I could just use the 75 pound roller I already have?
     
  4. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Use sand to level the lawn.
     
  5. paradoxer411

    paradoxer411 LawnSite Member
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    What kind of sand would be best?
     
  6. Dr.NewEarth

    Dr.NewEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Your roller will probably do. Why is the ground bumpy?
     
  7. paradoxer411

    paradoxer411 LawnSite Member
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    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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  8. Dr.NewEarth

    Dr.NewEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Can you aerate, top dress it, level it and reseed it?
     
  9. Dr.NewEarth

    Dr.NewEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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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.
     
  10. paradoxer411

    paradoxer411 LawnSite Member
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    I am going to try and roll a section of the lawn this weekend. Thank you
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