Bermuda Grass-How to Plant

Q: I planted bermuda seed ten days ago. It is coming up nicely but I did not roll the freshly tilled dirt before seeding. Walking behind the seed spreader and walking to move the sprinkler around everyday has left many footprints in the soft dirt. Would a sod roller to help even out the ground?

A: The roller will not do what you want. It would have to be enormously heavy to flatten the soil and that would not be good for your grass seedlings. At this point I think you’re stuck with the divots in the ground. Next spring fill them with a 1:1 mix of sand and topsoil and let the grass fill in during summer.

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