We've all experienced a lumpy lawn. It feels like you're walking on rocks and stepping in pot holes.
Seasonal temperature changes and dogs digging holes are major culprits. Whatever the cause, it's not fun to roll your ankle. So how do you smooth it?
Besides digging out lumps and filling in holes, there's a much easier way to smooth out the bumps on your yard.
|Caution: Use in Moderation |
When using a yard roller on an already established lawn, take great care not to over-do it.
Too many uses can compress the top soil too much, making it difficult for your grass's roots to absorb the right amount of water and nutrients.
You want to be sure you don't select a grass roller that's too heavy for your mower.
If you own a powerful garden tractor or a commercial grade zero turn mower, then you may be fine using larger models.
If, however, you're going to be using a lawn tractor or any zero turn mower that's not commercial grade, your roller should not exceed 300 lbs.
It's important that you also take extreme caution when using these on hills, as a less powerful tractor may find trouble hauling a large roller on an incline.