Compacting the high points is what we want, at least if it causes the
low points to be filled in. Unfortunately, rolling has not helped my
lawn. I rented a standard 24" wide by about 15" in diameter roller and
filled it with water. This was towed around behind my tractor for
several passes. NFG.
Compacting high points won't fill in low points. Grading does that,
I'm sure that ineptness is what's not helping your lawn.
"Standard"? Who's "standard" roller is that small? Please show us this list
of roller "standards".
A tractor weighs much more than a cylinder filled with 4.5 gallons of
water, idiot. The tractor would do a much better job at compacting your
soil, if that's what you're trying to do. That's all you're going to do by
the way. If you want a smooth lawn, cut out the sod, properly grade it,
What's that, the advice you give here? Well, we'll agree on that, then.
My weight is perfect for my height.... which varies.
Maybe have a pro come in with a 800 pound roller if you want to compact the
bumps. But it wont fill in the low spots. Also 2 feet is a small ass roller,
why the hell would you need to pull it behind a tractor!
If you want to do a really good job of this, you would be well served to
core aerate the lawn very well first, then roll, then aerate again.
If you are a glutton for work, repeat this process a couple of times.
And by the way, you should probably cut your grass pretty low before
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