Lawn rollers have various uses from helping to level new tilled earth to
spreading compost on established turf. When getting ready to lay new sod, a lawn
roller can help establish proper drainage patterns and create that are
attractive as well as easy to maintain.
When laying new sod, a lawn roller is essential. After the sod is in place,
using the roller to tamp it down takes out air pockets and pushes the roots of
your sod into contact with your soil. When filling in bare spots with plugs or
sprigs of turf, the lawn roller works in the same way. After planting plugs,
rolling over them with a half-filled lawn roller keeps the area “on the level”
and helps it to merge easily with established grass. When seeding your lawn,
using a lawn roller helps to push seed evenly into the soil without covering it
In spring, use a lawn roller to smooth out bumps and dips left from winter
frosts and thaws. After aerating your lawn, you can use your lawn roller to
smash the plugs left by core aeration. Smoothing out the bumps with a lawn
roller not only evens out your lawn, but also helps fill in the gaps with
loosened earth. Some models even have aerator attachments that make aerating
In addition to smoothing bumps and pressing seed or sod into the soil, you can
also use some models of lawn roller for spreading seed or top dressing your turf
with fine compost or mulch.
Although most yard and garden rental outlets offer lawn rollers for rent, the
lawn roller is a handy tool with many uses. You may want to consider purchasing
one as a permanent addition to your yard and garden equipment cache. Lawn roller
attachments are available for many models of yard and garden tractors. However,
manual models are generally less expensive and more useful for small areas and
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