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How to Use a Sod Roller

Sod rollers are very easy to use. If you can handle a push lawn mower, you can handle a sod roller.

Prepare the Area for Sod or Seed

Use a rake, hoe, and shovel to spread out soil evenly.

Roll the Area to be Sodded

Use the sod roller to smooth out soil prior to laying sod or planting seed. However, do not put too much water in the roller. You do not want to compact the soil too much. Start at one end of the planting area and roll in straight lines to the other end of the planting area. On the return run, overlap your last run by 4-6 inches to create a continuous smooth area. Continue until you have covered the entire area you are going to sod or seed.

Lay Sod and Roll Again

Once sod is laid, put some more water in the roller and run the roller over the entire sodded area (similar to the explanation above).

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