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Lawn rollers are used by gardeners who want uniform smoothness throughout their yards. Many gardeners think they are helping their lawns each spring by renting lawn rollers. However, using a lawn roller on your grass only does one thing. It compacts the soil.
Having tightly compacted soil is very bad for lawn grass. It wrecks havoc on drainage, increases thatch, lowers soil oxygen levels and prevents good root growth.
Unless you are seeding a new ground, or establishing sod, you should avoid lawn rollers.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|