A local landscaper just leafletted the houses in my area, promoting lawn
rolling for $18.00, price good till May 1. Can't blame him for promoting,
but the ground's still kind of squishy. In any case, I'm thinking of going
for the service. In my previous house, the lawn always settled nicely after
the winter. The new house is a different story. I moved here in September
and the lawn was so bumpy that unless I slowed the mower to a crawl, some of
the wheels were off the ground all the time from the bouncing.
The real question, though: Unless this same landscaper can aerate the lawn
afterward, I won't have the rolling done (by him). In terms of working time,
should aerating take about as long as rolling? More? Less? I'm sort of
looking for price guidance before I call him.
The yard's completely flat, by the way.
Yes I would aerate after rolling , last year my neighbor aerated and then
rolled I think it was a waste to do the aerating if your going to roll it
shut again , my lot is 3,500 sg ft and to aerate it is 45.00 Can . I
am not a big fan of rolling but I know a lot of people have it done
Depending on your soil type, rolling a squishy lawn could be a disaster.
Here in SE Wis. we have a lot of clay and rolling when moist would level the
lawn, but compact it so much that it would turn to concrete.
In any event, no matter your soil type, filling in the depressions and
overseeding, if necessary, is your best bet.
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