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Lawn Rollers

It is often essential that the land be compacted after it has been spaded or hoed, and some kind of hand-roller is then useful. Very efficient iron rollers are in the market, but a good one can be made from a hard chestnut or oak log (It should be remembered that when the surface is hard and compact, water escapes from it rapidly, and plants may suffer for moisture on arrival of warm weather.)

The roller is useful in two ways - to compact the under-surface, in which case the surface should be again loosened as soon as the rolling is done; and to firm the earth about seeds or the roots of newly set plants.