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Dealing with a Lumpy Lawn

My grass is so lumpy that it is hard to walk on it. Would it be OK to roll it flat? When the guys cut the grass, some of it is longer and some too short. I have so many bald spots that I thought of getting some soil, filling in the holes and seeding these areas.

Sorry to tell you but rolling the lawn is not a good idea. It will further compact the soil making it harder to walk on and more difficult to grow a healthy lawn. Core aerating the lawn and then topdressing (spreading a thin layer of topsoil or compost over the soil surface) can help improve the lawn. Then fill the low spots with a blended topsoil to even out the surface. Sprinkle grass seed over low spots where the lawn was totally buried with topsoil. Mid May or late August through mid September are the best time to sow grass seed. Though time and energy consuming the effort will give you the results you are looking for.

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