Lawn Rolling

GripB

LawnSite Member
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.
 

tiedeman

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
earth
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
 

olderthandirt

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
here
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
 

olderthandirt

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
here
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
 

dylan

Member
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.
 
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