The best time to use a field roller
Fall is just around the corner and we all know what that means…time to roll! Whether your hay fields need prepped or repairing the lawn from mole damage, fall is a great time to use a field or lawn roller. It’s a common myth that you can only roll the ground in the spring time, but if the moisture is there, fall is a time to get one last chance at doing some much needed maintenance.
Lawn Rollers and field rollers are a great tool to repairing mole damage that was caused throughout the spring and summer. Treating your lawn with grub treatment and then lawn rolling mole hills may prevent further damage come spring. This will also cut down on mower repair when rolling mole hills that may have pushed up rocks or other debris. Our heavy duty steel rollers maintain the ease of use with any lawn mower or small tractor, but still give a long lasting product. The water fill ability allows you to set the desired weight for the project at hand.
The same principle behind mole damage repair can be used for turf maintenance. Many sport complexes use lawn and field rollers to repair damage caused by soccer, football, baseball, and other cleat related sports. By rolling the fields with a heavy-duty lawn roller, it allows the sod to grow by lightly packing the seed, allowing the field to look good as new. This will also avoid injuries to players by keeping the field in pristine condition. This is why sod farms plant the seeds and then lightly pack by rolling (they typically will use a sod roller for this). It allows the allotted pressure needed to ensure germination. Same is used with food plots. Many food plot farms use smaller field rollers to pack the seed beds.
Horse Riding Arenas are another common use for field rollers. Depending on what type or style of footing you are putting down in the arena, will depend on when to use an arena roller. Most types require you to roll after you spread the footing and during heavy trafficked periods. It is really at the discretion of the arena when the best time to roll is depending on what the most common horses are using it and what riding is being performed.
From field rollers to land levelers, agricultural rollers to land rollers, turf rollers to horse riding arena rollers, sod rollers, or lawn rollers; whatever terminology you prefer to use; they all perform the same function, and that is to make a smooth and packed land. There are special features to a field roller that not all manufacturers provide, so do your due diligence when spending the money for a product that should last for several life times. Is it water filled? If it has a transport option, can I transport it full of water? Are the drums pressure tested? What size or weight do I need for my targeted goal? Does it need to cover my tire tracks? Speaking with the manufacturer regarding these questions will save you time, money, and potential headaches in the future. That is why Grahl Manufacturing works with our customers to ensure that you get the right field roller or lawn roller for your projects or needs.
From field rollers to land levelers, agricultural rollers to land rollers, turf rollers to horse riding arena rollers, sod rollers, or lawn rollers; whatever terminology you prefer to use; they all perform the same function, and that is to make a smooth and packed land.