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Category: Spring Tips

To Roll or Not to Roll?

April 14, 2014 by Alec McClennan

Every spring we get questions about rolling lawns, so is it a good idea? The short answer is no - if you want a healthy lawn, rolling it is not a good idea. Why You Should NOT Roll Your Lawn A healthy soil is made up of about 50% open space that gets filled with air or water depending on the moisture level in your soil. Grass roots actually grow in this empty space between soil particles - not in the dirt. If you dont have enough pore (empty) space in between your soil particles, you wont have healthy roots. If you dont have healthy roots, you can guess what your lawn will look like. Heres a graphical example of a healthy soil: How to Smooth Your Lawn Without Rolling It If your lawn is uneven and just bumpy, heres another idea to try. Step 1: Scalp the Lawn Wait until late summer when the weather is hot and dry and give your lawn a nice scalping. This is about the worst thing you can do for your existing grasses, but thats ok - well fix that in a later step. Step 2: Core

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