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best time to roll (i.e. compact) a new lawn?


 
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 10:41 am    Post subject: best time to roll (i.e. compact) a new lawn? Reply with quote

my sister is the proud owner of a new house, which has had the back garden seeded about a month ago. thing is, the ground is still quite soft and uncompacted; is it too soon to roll it to compact the soil?
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The below taken from here..... How to sow a lawn from grass seed in Ireland-Lawn Hints/Tips

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Before you carry out your first mowing the lawn must once again be rolled with the half-filled water roller to settle any stones that may have been brought to the surface or exposed on the surface.
Do this on a day when the surface of the soil is moist.
3 days later when the grass sits up give the lawn its first cut.
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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