Originally Posted by UMWolve
New home owner and have a lumpy yard. Neighbors claim the previous owner's were always digging in the yard. Not sure why. Dead bodies ?? Anyways, how do I go about rolling my lawn and when would be the best time to do it. Should I purchase a roller or can I just hire a landscaping company to come do it for me ??
I live just across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio in Northern Kentucky suburbs. Weather is in the 40's right now.
I've got a 4' wide roller that I can fill with water & get up to 900lbs in it. I pull it with the garden tractor.
There are certain things it works well for, like flattening out mole tunnels and allowing me to see new burrowing, so I can go nuts with the pitch fork.
A roller will not, however, even out a rough lawn. That will be a continuous process that's either done by hand, or by tilling and dragging. I'd suggest you get some fill dirt, fill in & smooth out low spots, then seed with grass.