Do you ever dream of that perfect lawn? That landscape of neatly trimmed, soft green is something that we all aspire to achieve for our garden.
If your garden has been effected by the downpours of a Typical British Summer, it would benefit you to just start afresh.
Creating a firm, flat and healthy lawn is easy with our Christow Garden Roller. By following our helpful tips, you’ll have your lawn looking luscious in no time.
Sow the Seeds
The garden roller is designed to press down freshly sown seeds, pack down newly laid turf, remove air pockets and make mowing your lawn easier.
Rolling your garden shouldn’t be a regular maintenance activity. Rolling too often will compact the soil and could cause long-term damage to your grass. We recommend that you only roll your lawn in the following situations:
🌼 Rolling a new lawn after seeding or sodding.
🌼 If your grass has been made lumpy by animal tunnels and warrens.
🌼 After a turbulent winter, when fluctuating temperatures have caused some soil heaving.
Rolling your garden for any other reason could damage the soil.
If your lawn does fall into any of the above situations, it’s important you know how to correctly roll it. This will prevent you damaging the soil beneath it.
Follow these steps to roll out your lawn without any problems.
1. Roll your lawn when the ground is damp but not soaked.
Rolling your lawn when it’s soaked will compact the soil, making it difficult for grass to absorb the water it needs to grow. Rolling it when the grass is too dry will prevents seeds and grass roots from being pushed into contact with the soil.
2. Don’t make your roller too heavy.
There’s no need to fill your roller up completely. If you make it too heavy, it will compact the soil. We recommend filling it halfway. The garden roller has a 30-litre capacity, so fill it with approximately 15 litres of sand or water.
3. Roll your lawn during the Spring.
Spring is the best time to roll your lawn because grass is coming out of dormancy and the roots are in active growth. However, if you’re sowing seeds or laying turf after the spring, there’s no reason to avoid using your roller.
4. Roll your lawn continuously.
For the best results, you should push your roller from one end of your lawn to the other in one fluid motion. Once you’ve reached the end, push the roller back in the opposite direction so you’re running alongside the area you’ve just rolled.
5. Mole Hills & Animal Made Bumps
Before using your roller, flush the soil down the hole with a hose so that it’s back where it belongs. Once completed, use the roller to compress the tunnels or mole hills. This will prevent air pockets from dying out the roots of the grass.
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