Anyone do lawn rolling ?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by mbigred, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. mbigred

    mbigred LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    Anyone but us do lawn rolling ?
  2. zechstoker

    zechstoker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 975

    We offer it, but haven't been called to do it by anyone yet. Does that count?
  3. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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  4. bighornjd

    bighornjd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 215

    I've done some neighbors lawns and people I know with my little 2ton twin drum asphalt roller. Works pretty well as long as there is the right amount of moisture in the ground. Too much and it leaves lines, too little it doesn't do anything. I don't see much demand for it and most people aren't willing to pay much for it at least around here anyway. I don't advertise it but if somebody asks and I'm not too busy I won't turn it down.
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  5. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,294

    no, no, no, no big mistake around here with hardpan clay.
    Bad thing to do is say "Heck, lets pack it down more."
  6. jacobsenDW220

    jacobsenDW220 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    May I ask the pro's/cons of yard rolling, what to expect as far as results to my situation and what an approximate charge per sq. foot is? A little education on rolling is greatly appreciated. I placed my modular home in a worked field some 10 years ago and the ground is still very soft days after a rain, and think I'm a prime candidate for needing rolling.
  7. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,111

    I think it is only really an issue when you have soft or bumpy soil.

    there is one customer i wish would let me do it. his big hill is so dang soft i can barley go down it without ripping it appart.
  8. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,111

    I woudl have guessed 2 tons to be a "tad" bit overkill?
  9. bln

    bln LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    DA Quality has it right.
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  10. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,832

    He has it right for clay type soils.

    Sandy or loamy soild really benefit from it. It keeps the turf in place better, and can smooth out turf for the mowing job if done after several days of rain, or right when the frost comes out of the ground. I just did mine today for the second time this year. It makes a big difference.

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