Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Rolling the Lawn?

Got a note from a good customer

Good morning Gerry,
The person who cuts my grass suggested I have my front lawn rolled, because of all the little bumps in the lawn she notices while  she's cutting it.  She said to make sure that it's done with a very heavy riding roller.
Could you please arrange for me to have this done?
Thank you,


We don't recommend rolling especially with a heavy riding roller.
If your are cutting the lawn at 3" high, the look of the lawn is not affected by the little bumps in the lawn.
Rolling compacts the soil, which means that aeration is all that much more required.
Grass has fine roots and prefers soil that is not too tight. Dandelions will grow in heavy clay or worse because they have such strong roots.