Rolling sod before or after?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by alpine692003, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    Some people are telling me some different ways of using the lawn roller and I'm not sure what method to use, thats why I'm asking you guys for some suggestions and answers.

    1) Level area to make it all even
    - roll soil
    - lay down sod
    - water


    2) level area to make it even
    - lay down sod
    - roll sod
    - water

    I think the reason why some people do method 1 is so that low spots/ bumpy area's do not occur? I went to mow a customer's new lawn the other day, when I was mowing I noticed that I was stepping in low areas?

    :confused: :confused:
  2. GeeVee

    GeeVee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 421

    Rolling scarified soil wil flatten it well without packing too much if you aren't making too many passes. Too much packing and you've defeated the purpose of scarifiing.

    Rolling the laid sod tries to ensure root to soil contact.
  3. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,157

    We do number 2.

    (this statement brings up a bunch of jokes.....)

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